Sunday, 27 October 2019

Episode 367 ~ In Which Meow Cat





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. -
~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

~Happy Birthday Katy! Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Suburban Stitcher Sock in the Bashful colourway & Seven Sisters Arts Meridian in the Pink Pearl colourway

~English Paper Piecing

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~2019 Preemie Hat #42 on US6 (4mm), Sunsoaked Sister Everything Earth in the Rust & Pink colourways & Vidalana Dream in the Tapenade colourway

Flosstube -
Beginning at timestamp 14:28

Dami -
~Every Day is An Adventure by Joann’s

C.C. -
~Quaker Pumpkin by The Stitcherhood

~Emily’s House - Stitch-A-Long using #pnwemilyshousesal

~School of Magical Stitches and Literature

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Fiber Fusion Northwest

~GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - details for October here & for November here










~Upcoming Events:
*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


October / November / December 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

~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!

~Soulful Simplicity: How Living with Less Can Lead to So Much More by Courtney Carver - 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

~In Death Series by J.D. Robb - C.C. finished reading Books 27-28

~Recursion by Blake Crouch - C.C. finished reading

~The Last Victim (Dr. Charlotte Stone #1) by Karen Robards - C.C. is reading

~Movies - Good Witch: Curse from a Rose

~Silent Witness - finished watching Series 2 and watching Series 3

~Father Brown - watching Series 5

~Supernatural - watching Season 15

~The Flash - watching Season 6

~When Hope Calls - watching Season 1

~The Blacklist - watching Season 7

~The DNA of Murder with Paul Holes - watching Season 1

~NCIS: LA - watching Season 11

~Supergirl - watching Season 5

~Prodigal Son - Season 1

~NCIS - Season 17

~NCIS: NO - Season 6

~Arrow - watching Season 8

~Doc Martin - watching Series 9

~My Favourite Murder podcast

~Hadestown Original Broadway Cast Recording

~Cabin Pressure

~Indecent Original Broadway Cast Recording

September/October/November Artistic Autumnal AL -



*Runs from 1-September through 30-November

*Details - any project you knit/crochet/weave/spin/stitch/sew 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 that you knit/crochet/weave/spin must be 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. For stitching/sewing projects, we’ll leave it to your best judgment. If you wanted our official ruling, PM PM JavaPurl or Email us at geekygirlsknit@gmail.com

*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)


Satsuma Street It Always Seems Impossible Until It Is Done pattern by Jody Rice from TiltingPlanets on Etsy


Just CrossStitch Volume 37, No. 5 - October 2019

*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 -
Brittany (StitchByMoonlight) from Hawaii asks:
I’ve finished 2 tiny cross stitch projects in my entire life (one as a young child and one last year) and I have a couple cross stitch and hand embroidery WIPs at the moment. You gals inspired me to pick up my floral practice embroidery project again! What Flosstube channels are your favorites to watch, especially ones that feature embroidery? Do you have any advice for novice threadies?

We mention: 2 Martini Stitcher | Javagirl Stitches | Just Keep Stitchin' | Priscilla & Chelsea (The Real Housewives of Cross Stitch) | Sew Grateful | Stitch ALL the Things | Stitching the High Notes

WE NEED MORE QUESTIONS!!!!

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!

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

November 2019 Crafty Photo A Day Challenge

Where in the world has this year gone????? There's only two months of 2019 left. So, let's look to see what November's GGKCRAFTYPAD has in store. This month our theme is being thankful. You'll notice that several of the days have the same prompt, thankful. We're encouraging you to share with us several things you're thankful for over the course of the month. Here's the prompts list for November 2019 Geeky Girls Knit Crafty Photo A Day Challenge.



What does ______ mean?
WIP = Work In Progress
#WIDN = What I'm Doing Now
FO = Finished Object

So, how can you participate???? Well, there are actually several ways:
INSTAGRAM - Instagram is the primary arena for participating in this challenge. Simply take your photo, add a caption to it, tag it with the hashtag #GGKCraftyPAD and share it. By adding the hashtag #GGKCraftyPAD , others who are participating will be able to see the pictures that have been shared for the daily prompts. C.C. is on Instagram as cc_almon & Dami is on Instagram as damisdoodles so make sure to follow them if you haven't already.

TWITTER - You can also share on Twitter by taking a photo and uploading it to Twitter along with the hashtag #GGKCraftyPAD . Follow us on Twitter as cc_almon and damisdoodles.

FACEBOOK - Feel free to share with your friends on your own Facebook profile page or on our Facebook page.

OTHER PLACES - Feel free to share your photos other places like your own blog, Ravelry, Tumblr, Flickr, etc. Be creative and then tell us about it! :-)

How will you remember what the daily prompts are???? Again, there are several ways:
~Save the image above to your phone or your computer and check it daily. Maybe even make it your wallpaper.
~Bookmark this post in your web browser and come back daily for the next prompt.
~Save this monthly Google Calendar as a bookmark in your web browser or even add the Google Calendar to your own Google Calendars.
~Follow us on Instagram as cc_almon, on Instagram as damisdoodles and/or on Twitter as cc_almon and on Twitter as damisdoodles as we'll be posting the prompt for that day at some point during the day.

Most of all, we just want to encourage you to be creative. We hope this is as fun for yall as it is for us!!! Can't wait to see your photos!

And don't forget, each week, we will choose our 5 favourite photos from Instagram and they will be shared in the podcast and show notes for the podcast following that prompt. There are so many great photos and we can't pick all of them, but we love looking at everyone's!

Until next time,
Happy Knitting!

Saturday, 19 October 2019

Episode 366 ~ In Which If You Build It, They Will Come





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. -
~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

~Happy Birthday Katy! Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Suburban Stitcher Sock in the Bashful colourway & Seven Sisters Arts Meridian in the Pink Pearl colourway

~English Paper Piecing

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~2019 Preemie Hat #41 on US6 (4mm), Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted in the Caution & Grass colourways

Flosstube -
Beginning at timestamp 5:59

Dami -
~Every Day is An Adventure by Joann’s

C.C. -
~FFO'd Little Cat’s Halloween by Durene Jones from Just Cross Stitch Halloween 2019

~Quaker Pumpkin by The Stitcherhood

~Emily’s House - Stitch-A-Long using #pnwemilyshousesal

~School of Magical Stitches and Literature

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Birthday Gift from Rebecca

~Just CrossStitch Magazine Christmas Ornaments 2019 & Cross Stitch Crazy November 2019

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









~Upcoming Events:
*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


October / November / December 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

~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!

~Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman - C.C. finished reading

~Soulful Simplicity: How Living with Less Can Lead to So Much More by Courtney Carver - 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

~Everything You Are by Kerry Anne King - C.C. finished reading

~Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn - C.C. finished reading

~The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager - C.C. finished reading

~Redshirts by John Scalzi - C.C. finished reading

~In Death Series by J.D. Robb - C.C. is reading Book 27

~Movies - Love, Fall & Order | Crossword Mysteries: Proposing Murder

~Silent Witness - watching Series 2

~Father Brown - watching Series 5

~The Flash - watching Season 6

~When Hope Calls - watching Season 1

~The Blacklist - watching Season 7

~NCIS: LA - watching Season 11

~Supergirl - watching Season 5

~Prodigal Son - Season 1

~Murdoch Mysteries - watching Season 13

~NCIS - Season 17

~NCIS: NO - Season 6

~Arrow - watching Season 8

~Doc Martin - watching Series 9

~Stumptown - watching Season 1

~My Favourite Murder podcast

~Hadestown Original Broadway Cast Recording

~Cabin Pressure

~My Fair Lady revival cast recording 2018

~She loves me 2016 Original Broadway Cast Recording

September/October/November Artistic Autumnal AL -



*Runs from 1-September through 30-November

*Details - any project you knit/crochet/weave/spin/stitch/sew 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 that you knit/crochet/weave/spin must be 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. For stitching/sewing projects, we’ll leave it to your best judgment. If you wanted our official ruling, PM PM JavaPurl or Email us at geekygirlsknit@gmail.com

*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)


Satsuma Street It Always Seems Impossible Until It Is Done pattern by Jody Rice from TiltingPlanets on Etsy


Just CrossStitch Volume 37, No. 5 - October 2019

*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 -
Penny (Pennygale) from Kentucky asks:
This message is from my cat Voodoo. I told her I wouldn’t read it.



Voodoo wants to know if Pink Purl has any food-getting tricks. She wants Pinky to know that her male person sleeps with a mask and a machine which has a button on top of it…she says if you press this button at 3:00 in the morning, the male person will SURPRISINGLY wake up a bit startled, but get out of bed, and provide breakfast. The female person she has not yet managed to wake up early, no matter how many biscuits she makes, or yowls she yells, or feets stepped upon the person’s body. Human lady does not have one of these sleep aid machines. Can Pink provide any tips or maneuvers for a second breakfast?

WE NEED MORE QUESTIONS!!!!

Misc. -
~Donate to Dami's Birthday Fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS


~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!