Saturday, 14 September 2019

Episode 361 ~ In Which She’s the Eclectic Contessa!





Show Notes:

Intro -
~Welcome new members who've introduced themselves in our Ravelry Group

On the Needles -
Dami -
~persephone wrap on US6 (4mm), Wild Happy Color Authentic Base in Dami’s Muse colourway

C.C. -
~Happy 20th Birthday Dami! Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Knit Picks Stroll Hand-Painted in the Borealis colourway

~Inner Peace Shawl on US4 (3.5mm), Pandia's Jewels Snug in the Supernatural colourway & Suburban Stitcher Sock in the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park colourway

~English Paper Piecing

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~Little Sister Barley Hat for Dagney on US4 (3.5mm) & US6 (4mm), Bernat Softee Baby Ombres & Prints in the Baby Baby colourway

~2019 Preemie Hat #36 on US6 (4mm), A Little Knitty Diamond in the First I Drink the Coffee, Then I Do the Things & the Ugh! I need a taco! colourways

Flosstube -
Beginning at timestamp 12:08

~Quaker Pumpkin by The Stitcherhood

~Flosstube I'm binging:
Cupcake Stitcher
Maximum Cross Stitch Power Hour with Ellen Reid
Michelle Bendy Stitchy
SewGrateful
Stitch! Goes My Heart
Stitchywitch42

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Count Down To Christmas Cross Stitch Chart by Country Cottage Needleworks

~Project bags

~Just Cross Stitch October 2019 Magazine

~Oaken by tincanknits

~Damis' Pennsylvania / NYC trip

~GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - details for September here









~Upcoming Events:
*Fall Pacific Northwest Yarn Crawl, first weekend in October, 2019 - Not attending but for your information

*Knit City in Vancouver, first weekend in October, 2019

*Fiber Fusion Northwest, Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, WA, third weekend in October, 2019

*SeaMeowCon, last weekend in October, 2019

*Knitting Retreat, Saturday, 9-November-19

*Yarn Revolution, Sunday, 10-November-19

What We're Watching, Reading, + Listening To -
Please be aware that we do discuss recent tv show episodes that have aired in the last week or so. This is your spoiler warning!

~The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister - Dami is reading

~The Glass Scientists (webcomic) by Sabrina Cotungo - Dami is reading


July / August / September RAL - 15 minutes of reading daily challenge - #GGKRAL19

* 88-92 of 92 days - 1 or more giveaways for eBook, everyone gets $1.20 off any single pattern coupon code & 88+ days RAL virtual badge
* 61-87 of 92 days - 1 or more giveaways for single pattern, everyone gets 61+ days RAL virtual badge


2019 RAL Yearlong Challenge

~July / August / September
* 92 days - 10 entries
* 88-91 days - 8 entries
* 61-87 days - 5 entries

~October / November / December
* 92 days - 10 entries
* 88-91 days - 8 entries
* 61-87 days - 5 entries

~All 365 days - 10 bonus entries

~Modern Mrs. Darcy 2019 Reading Challenge - 6 bonus entries

~3 prize winners drawn from all the entries - each will receive yarn, a pattern, & maybe more!

~White fragility: why it's so hard to talk to white people about racism by Robin DiAngelo - C.C. is reading

~Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter #4) by J.K. Rowling - C.C. is rereading with Harry Potter & the Sacred Text podcast & Swish and Flick: An All Potter Podcast

~The Fiery Cross (Outlander #5) by Diana Gabaldon - C.C. is rereading

~Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes - C.C. finished reading

~The Better Sister by Alafair Burke - C.C. finished reading

~The Farm by Joanne Ramos - C.C. finished reading

~Lock Every Door by Riley Sager - C.C. finished reading

~A Night's Tail (Magical Cats Mystery #11) by Sofie Kelly - C.C. is reading

~Movies - Air Force One | Witness to Murder: A Darrow Mystery

~Younger - finished watching Seasons 3-5

~Father Brown - watching Series 3

~When Hope Calls - watching Season 1

~Chesapeake Shores - watching Season 4

~My Favourite Murder podcast

~Hadestown Original Broadway Cast Recording

~Cabin Pressure

~My Fair Lady revival cast recording 2018

September/October/November Artistic Autumnal AL -



*Runs from 1-September through 30-November

*Details - any project you knit/crochet/weave/spin that you can convince us relates to autumn

*No WIPS - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-September and finished no later than 30-November

*Each project of at least 20yds/18.3m that you finish and post in the Ravelry FO Thread counts as 1 entry into the giveaways. If your project is not at least 20yds/18.3m, you need to group it in a single post with other projects that together total at least 20yds/18.3m.

*Feel free to poly-dip in other ALs as long as it fits in with other rules (including the great podcaster craft together)

*Prizes: If you’d like to donate one, PM PM JavaPurl or Email us at geekygirlsknit@gmail.com


Stitch Marker Sets made & donated by Julia (nimruse) of Pandia's Jewels - 3 Labyrinth, 1 Frankenstein, & 1 Bride of Frankenstein - 5 winners will each win a random set


Orange Camper bag by ArtByAna from Rhonda (DuellingNeedles)


Swoonish Walker (sock blank) OOAK from Eileen (Leaner)


Moda Dea Sassy Stripes DK in the Polo colourway - 2 skeins from Tricia (pazscott)

*Must be a member of the our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast to participate

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKAutumn19

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-December and winner(s) drawn on the next podcast following that

*For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, ALs, etc. that we host, the winner(s) have 30 days from the date of announcement (the date the podcast episode in which the winner was announced goes live) to contact us to claim their prize or it will be forfeited. If this occurs, the prize will be used for another giveaway at our discretion. Thanks for understanding!

*There is a Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Denise (fuzziekit) from Michigan asks:
Dami: Thank you for giving me a love of musicals back. Right now I am having a hard time not picking up every single one of the musical cds I find. So far I have only picked up the Hadestown live show, at least I think that is what it is, out in the car and I am not leaving my seat to go check, and love it. If you were to pick only one other show to recommend picking up, what would it be? sighs Okay, I will give you an option of five. ;)

Misc. -

~Support the Podcast, Become A Patron


~Want another way to help support our podcast? Throughout our website, links to books, tv shows, movies, etc. are Amazon Affiliate Links. We receive a portion of what you spend when you click through our website to shop on Amazon. What we receive helps us with the costs associated with producing this podcast as well as with prizes & shipping for giveaways. Thanks in advance for your support!


If you are in the UK, please click this link, Amazon.co.uk, or the banner below to shop:


If you are in Canada, please click this link, Amazon.ca or the banner below to shop:


~For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, ALs, etc. that we host, the winner(s) have 30 days from the date of announcement (the date the podcast episode in which the winner was announced goes live) to contact us to claim their prize or it will be forfeited. If this occurs, the prize will be used for another giveaway at our discretion. Thanks for understanding!

Find Us Online -
C.C. -
~ on Ravelry as JavaPurl
~ on Fitbit as user 2F8K2V
~ on Instagram as cc_almon

Dami -
~ on Ravelry as damisdoodles
~ on Fitbit as user 2Y8TJC
~ on Instagram as damisdoodles

Pink Purl -
~on Instagram as pinkpurlalmon

JavaPurl Designs
~ C.C.'s Knitting Designs on Ravelry
~ Dami's Knitting Designs on Ravelry
~ JavaPurl Designs website

Geeky Girls Knit -
~ our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast
~ our Facebook page
~ email us: geekygirlsknit@gmail.com
~ on iTunes
~ on YouTube
~ Support the Podcast, Become a Patron

Until next time,
Happy Knitting!

Friday, 6 September 2019

Episode 360 ~ In Which We Introduce Flosstube





Show Notes:

Intro -
~Welcome new members who've introduced themselves in our Ravelry Group

On the Needles -
Dami -
~persephone wrap on US6 (4mm), Wild Happy Color Authentic Base in Dami’s Muse colourway

~baby dagny’s socks on US 3 (3.25 mm), Bernat Softee Baby Solids in Baby Baby

C.C. -
~Little Sister Barley Hat for Dagney on US4 (3.5mm) & US6 (4mm), Bernat Softee Baby Ombres & Prints in the Baby Baby colourway

~Happy 20th Birthday Dami! Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Knit Picks Stroll Hand-Painted in the Borealis colourway

~Inner Peace Shawl on US4 (3.5mm), Pandia's Jewels Snug in the Supernatural colourway & Suburban Stitcher Sock in the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park colourway

~English Paper Piecing

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~Big Sister Barley Hat for Lucia on US4 (3.5mm) & US6 (4mm), Bernat Softee Baby Colors in the Pink Rainbow colourway

~2019 Preemie Hat #35 on US6 (4mm), Cascade Yarns Casablanca in the Fall colourway

Flosstube -
Starts at timestamp 13:07

~My Christmas List by Silver Creek Samplers

~Quaker Pumpkin by The Stitcherhood

~Flosstube I'm binging:
2 Martini Stitcher
Javagirl Stitches
Cupcake Stitcher
Just Keep Stitchin’
Stitch ALL the Things
The Silent Stitcher

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Patterns and floss from 123stitch
Kitty String by Lizzie Kate
You Had Me At Pumpkin Spice by Heartstring Samplery

~Crafty AF pouch

~GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - details for September here









~Upcoming Events:
*Fall Pacific Northwest Yarn Crawl, first weekend in October, 2019 - Not attending by for your information

*Knit City in Vancouver, first weekend in October, 2019

*Fiber Fusion Northwest, Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, WA, third weekend in October, 2019

*SeaMeowCon, last weekend in October, 2019

*Knitting Retreat, Saturday, 9-November-19

What We're Watching, Reading, + Listening To -
Please be aware that we do discuss recent tv show episodes that have aired in the last week or so. This is your spoiler warning!

~The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister - Dami is reading

~The Glass Scientists (webcomic) by Sabrina Cotungo - Dami is reading


July / August / September RAL - 15 minutes of reading daily challenge - #GGKRAL19

* 88-92 of 92 days - 1 or more giveaways for eBook, everyone gets $1.20 off any single pattern coupon code & 88+ days RAL virtual badge
* 61-87 of 92 days - 1 or more giveaways for single pattern, everyone gets 61+ days RAL virtual badge


2019 RAL Yearlong Challenge

~July / August / September
* 92 days - 10 entries
* 88-91 days - 8 entries
* 61-87 days - 5 entries

~October / November / December
* 92 days - 10 entries
* 88-91 days - 8 entries
* 61-87 days - 5 entries

~All 365 days - 10 bonus entries

~Modern Mrs. Darcy 2019 Reading Challenge - 6 bonus entries

~3 prize winners drawn from all the entries - each will receive yarn, a pattern, & maybe more!

~Glorious Weakness: Discovering God in All We Lack by Alia Joy - C.C. finished reading

~Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter #4) by J.K. Rowling - C.C. is rereading with Harry Potter & the Sacred Text podcast & Swish and Flick: An All Potter Podcast

~The Fiery Cross (Outlander #5) by Diana Gabaldon - C.C. is rereading

~The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See - C.C. finished reading

~A Princess in Theory (Reluctant Royals #1) by Alyssa Cole - C.C. finished reading

~Girls of Paper and Fire (Girls of Paper and Fire #1) by Natasha Ngan - C.C. finished reading

~The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan - C.C. finished reading

~Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes - C.C. is reading

~Movies - All Summer Long | Chronicle Mysteries: The Deep End | My One & Only

~Agatha Raisin - finished watching Series 2

~Younger - finished watching Seasons 1-2 & watching Season 3

~Father Brown - watching Series 3

~Chesapeake Shores - watching Season 4

~Poldark - watching series finale

~My Favourite Murder podcast

~Hadestown Original Broadway Cast Recording

~Cabin Pressure

~My Fair Lady revival cast recording 2018

June/July/August Summertime & the Living is Easy AL -



*Prize Winners Announced:


Audine Wools by Knitcrate Sigh DK yarn - 2 skeins of Ladybug - 2 winners will each win 1 skein


Moda Dea Sassy Stripes DK in the Crayon colourway - 2 skeins from Tricia (pazscott)


Stitch Markers made & donated by Theresa (JASZCreations) of JASZCreations on Etsy - Knitting Diva & Made With Love


D. Marie Prokop Book (The Shorter Things Collection) & Stitch Marker Set


D. Marie Prokop 2 Books (Tigress & On the Outward Appearance) & Stitch Marker Set


Out Tonight pattern by Monique Leonard (WindsweptMonique)


Baby Crochet book & a skein of Double Knit Special by Stylecraft in the White colourway from Karleen (karleenpage)


My Only Goal Is Just To Be pattern (Rent inspired) by Monique Leonard (WindsweptMonique)

*For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, ALs, etc. that we host, the winner(s) have 30 days from the date of announcement (the date the podcast episode in which the winner was announced goes live) to contact us to claim their prize or it will be forfeited. If this occurs, the prize will be used for another giveaway at our discretion. Thanks for understanding!

September/October/November Artistic Autumnal AL -



*Runs from 1-September through 30-November

*Details - any project you knit/crochet/weave/spin that you can convince us relates to autumn

*No WIPS - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-September and finished no later than 30-November

*Each project of at least 20yds/18.3m that you finish and post in the Ravelry FO Thread counts as 1 entry into the giveaways. If your project is not at least 20yds/18.3m, you need to group it in a single post with other projects that together total at least 20yds/18.3m.

*Feel free to poly-dip in other ALs as long as it fits in with other rules (including the great podcaster craft together)

*Prizes: If you’d like to donate one, PM PM JavaPurl or Email us at geekygirlsknit@gmail.com


Stitch Marker Sets made & donated by Julia (nimruse) of Pandia's Jewels - 3 Labyrinth, 1 Frankenstein, & 1 Bride of Frankenstein - 5 winners will each win a random set


Orange Camper bag by ArtByAna from Rhonda (DuellingNeedles)


Swoonish Walker (sock blank) OOAK from Eileen (Leaner)


Moda Dea Sassy Stripes DK in the Polo colourway - 2 skeins from Tricia (pazscott)

*Must be a member of the our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast to participate

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKAutumn19

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-December and winner(s) drawn on the next podcast following that

*For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, ALs, etc. that we host, the winner(s) have 30 days from the date of announcement (the date the podcast episode in which the winner was announced goes live) to contact us to claim their prize or it will be forfeited. If this occurs, the prize will be used for another giveaway at our discretion. Thanks for understanding!

*There is a Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Denise (fuzziekit) from Michigan asks:
C.C. & Dami: I am a person who likes to watch different television shows, sometimes over and over again. I like listening to audio dramas as well. Finally picked up Cabin Pressure and am making my way through that. What are current shows that are inspiring you or are ones that you want to see more of? What are shows you like to watch/listen to over and over again? What would you recommend as your all time favorite? And after you answer Doctor Who, what other show is your all time favorite? ;)

We mention:
Gilmore Girls
Lost
Stargate SG-1
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine & Voyager
Doctor Who
Elementary
Emma 2009 Mini-Series
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Sherlock
Supernatural
Outlander
Anne of Green Gables & Anne of Avonlea aka Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel
Fringe
Pushing Daisies

7th Podiversary Giveaways -

Prize Winners Announced:
*Elvis, want a cookie? stitch marker set from Ann Tudor LLC & Honeyberry Studios Listen to your body sticker

*Any of our eBooks - 3 winners

*Any 3 of our single patterns - 2 winners

*Pandia’s Jewels Pumpkin Spice Sheep Pin, Star Trek Sticker Set, Illumikniti Cork Label Set, & Honeyberry Studios Listen to your body sticker - 4 sets, 4 winners will each win 1 random set

*Vidalana by Knitcrate Aloft yarn - Tiger Lily colourway & Honeyberry Studios Listen to your body sticker - 2 sets, 2 winners will each win 1 set

*Honeyberry Studios Forgive Yourself for the Mistakes You’ve Made 8x10 print, greeting card, Notebook, & sticker - 2 sets, 2 winners will each win 1 random set

Review -

Pom Pom Quarterly Autumn 2019 Issue 30

Misc. -
~Next week’s episode, Episode 361, will be recorded on Friday, 13-September, & will go live on Saturday, 14-September


~Support the Podcast, Become A Patron


~Want another way to help support our podcast? Throughout our website, links to books, tv shows, movies, etc. are Amazon Affiliate Links. We receive a portion of what you spend when you click through our website to shop on Amazon. What we receive helps us with the costs associated with producing this podcast as well as with prizes & shipping for giveaways. Thanks in advance for your support!


If you are in the UK, please click this link, Amazon.co.uk, or the banner below to shop:


If you are in Canada, please click this link, Amazon.ca or the banner below to shop:


~For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, ALs, etc. that we host, the winner(s) have 30 days from the date of announcement (the date the podcast episode in which the winner was announced goes live) to contact us to claim their prize or it will be forfeited. If this occurs, the prize will be used for another giveaway at our discretion. Thanks for understanding!

Find Us Online -
C.C. -
~ on Ravelry as JavaPurl
~ on Fitbit as user 2F8K2V
~ on Instagram as cc_almon

Dami -
~ on Ravelry as damisdoodles
~ on Fitbit as user 2Y8TJC
~ on Instagram as damisdoodles

Pink Purl -
~on Instagram as pinkpurlalmon

JavaPurl Designs
~ C.C.'s Knitting Designs on Ravelry
~ Dami's Knitting Designs on Ravelry
~ JavaPurl Designs website

Geeky Girls Knit -
~ our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast
~ our Facebook page
~ email us: geekygirlsknit@gmail.com
~ on iTunes
~ on YouTube
~ Support the Podcast, Become a Patron

Until next time,
Happy Knitting!