Monday, 11 November 2019

Episode 369 ~ In Which Sometimes Life Happens





Show Notes:

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

C.C. -
~NaKniSweMo 2019 Strange Brew Cardigan on US4 (3.5mm) & US6 (4mm), Berroco Vintage DK in the Blush, White, Black, & Cracked Pepper colourways

~Necklace from Pandia's Jewels

~Gecko Rouge Tardis/Cat Needle Minder from Jeanine (kini1007)

~Floss and Fabric from Threads Entwined

~Knitting Retreat Debrief

~Men on Boats at Seattle Pacific University


~Support the Podcast, Become A Patron


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~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!

Saturday, 2 November 2019

Episode 368 ~ In Which Where’s Your Phone? Shouldn’t It Sync?





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

~NaKniSweMo 2019 Strange Brew Cardigan on US4 (3.5mm) & US6 (4mm), Berroco Vintage DK in the Blush, White, Black, & Cracked Pepper colourways

~English Paper Piecing

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~2019 Preemie Hat #43 on US6 (4mm), Pandia's Jewels Hand Dyed Yarn Tweed in an Unknown colourway, Patons Kroy Socks in the Cascade Colours colourway, & Vidalana Dream in the Tapenade 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

Flosstube -
Beginning at timestamp 18:56

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

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

~School of Magical Stitches and Literature

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Honeyberry Studios calendar & cat pin

~SeaMeowCon
Vendors we bought from (in no particular order because the cards got mixed up in my bag):
Kimchi Kawaii | Purple House Co. | Clockwork Art | Stasia Burrington | Alexandra Brodt

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









~Upcoming Events:
*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 finished 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. finished reading

~This Is My Body: A Memoir of Religious and Romantic Obsession by Cameron Dezen Hammon - C.C. finished reading

~Beholding and Becoming: The Art of Everyday Worship by Ruth Chou Simons - C.C. is reading

~Vanishing Fleece: Adventures in American Wool by Clara Parkes - 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

~Dr. Charlotte Stone Series by Karen Robards - C.C. finished reading Book 2 & is reading Book 3

~The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax (Mrs. Pollifax #1) by Dorothy Gilman - C.C. finished reading

~In Death Series by J.D. Robb - C.C. is reading Book 29

~Movies - A Merry Christmas Match | Christmas Wishes & Mistletoe Kisses | Hocus Pocus | Practical Magic

~Silent Witness - watching Series 3

~Father Brown - watching Series 5

~Supernatural - watching Season 15

~When Hope Calls - Season 1 finale

~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

~Murdoch Mysteries - watching Season 13

~NCIS - Season 17

~NCIS: NO - Season 6

~The Flash - watching 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

~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 -
Originally asked/answered in 2014:
Andrea (Angeiship) from Canada asks:
When did you each learn to knit? Do you do any other non fiber/yarn type crafts? Does Russ craft in any way?

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!