Monday, 19 October 2020

Stitch With Me ~ Episode 27





~Baa Baa Black Sheep by The Prairie Schooler

#CCStitchWithMePrompts


~Support the Podcast, Become A Patron


Each week, we create a list on Bookshop of all the books we talk about in that week's episode. Bookshop is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. If you purchase a book from our list, we earn a commission & local, independent bookstores also earn money from your purchase.

~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. - (she/her)
~ on Instagram as CC_JavaPurl

Dami - (they/them)
~ on Instagram as damisdoodles

Pink Purl -
~on Instagram as pinkiepurl

JavaPurl Designs
~ JavaPurl Designs website

GGKCS -
~ our Facebook group ~ GGKCS Podcast / FlossTube
~ our Facebook page
~ email us: ggkcspodcast@gmail.com
~ on Apple Podcasts
~ on YouTube
~ Support the Podcast, Become a Patron

Until next time,

Friday, 16 October 2020

Episode 417 ~ In Which Cat’s All Folks!





Show Notes:

Intro -

On the Needles -
~Katy's 2020 Birthday Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Abstract Fiber Super Sock+ in the Thistle colourway
Project bag from Nerd Bird Makery & Progress Keeper from Ann Tudor

Finished Projects -
~Hello Pumpkin Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Pandia's Jewels Snug in the Pumpkin Spice colourway & XrayAnn Fingering in the Semi Solid Battleship colourway

~2020 Preemie Hat #41 on US6 (4mm), Bernat Softee Baby in the Princess Pebbles colourway & Caron Simply Soft in the Grey Heather colourway

Flosstube -
Begins at timestamp 8:08

Dami -
~Baa Baa Black Sheep by The Prairie Schooler
Project bag from Tilting Planet

~Cats and Mandalas - February by Kitty and Me Designs
Project bag from Stitch Toolbox
Snipattie from cattycrosstitches
Needle Minder from Gecko Rouge

~Edinburgh Castle by Terra Luna Stitchery
Needle Minder from TopKnotStitcher
Project Bag from KnitRunDig
Grime Guard from Crab Shack Stitchery
Snipattie from cattycrosstitches
Using Pattern Keeper software on Kindle Fire 7
Silicone ties
28,800 / 265,824 sts complete
10.834% complete
5 / 60 pages complete

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Shirt from Rivi

~Color Street from Creativity by Gidge (Amy)

~Auctions in partnership with Michelle Bendy Stitchy on her Instagram to benefit Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep. October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness month. NILMDTS is an organization that volunteers to take family photos for families who have lost babies. This way the family can hold on to memories despite not being able to hold on to their babies anymore.

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


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!


Episode 417 Bookshop List



October / November / December 2020 RAL - 15 minutes of reading daily challenge
* 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
* #GGKRAL20


2020 RAL Yearlong Challenge

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

~Read All 366 days - 10 bonus entries

~Complete the Modern Mrs. Darcy 2020 Reading Challenge - 12 bonus entries [all or none] (we'll open a thread for you to post this in December 2020)

~3 grand prize winners drawn from all the entries

~Beyond Shame: Creating a Healthy Sex Life on Your Own Terms by Matthias Roberts - C.C. is reading

~The Complex PTSD Workbook: A Mind-Body Approach to Regaining Emotional Control and Becoming Whole by Arielle Schwartz - C.C. is reading

~Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter #5) - C.C. is rereading with Harry Potter & the Sacred Text podcast & Swish and Flick: An All Potter Podcast

~Forward Me Back To You by Mitali Perkins - C.C. finished reading

~Lucy Kincaid Series by Allison Brennan - C.C. finished reading Book 11

~The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley - C.C. finished reading

~The Night Swim by Megan Goldin - C.C. finished reading

~Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust - C.C. finished reading

~Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots - C.C. is reading

~Monk - finished rewatching Season 1 & rewatching Season 2

~Switched At Birth - watching Season 1

~DeafU - watching

~The Masked Singer - Season 4

~Supernatural - watching Season 15

~My Favourite Murder podcast

~David Tennant Does a Podcast With… podcast

~Unlocking Us With Brené Brown

~Evolving Faith podcast

~Random Spotify Playlists

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 Facebook Group 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 email us at ggkcspodcast@gmail.com

*Feel free to poly-dip in other ALs as long as it fits in with other rules

*Please complete our Google form in order to help us make sure you are receiving a prize that you'll actually enjoy using.

*Prizes: If you’d like to donate one, email us at ggkcspodcast@gmail.com


Stitch Marker Sets made & donated by Julia of Pandia's Jewels - 1 Labyrinth & 1 Frankenstein - 2 winners will each win a random set


Orange Camper bag by ArtByAna from Rhonda


Just CrossStitch Volume 37, No. 5 - October 2019


Hilde’s Brew pattern by Michelle of Bendy Stitchy Designs


Zipper Pouch & mini-skeins from Hillary

*Must be a member of the our Facebook group ~ GGKCS Podcast / FlossTube to participate

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKCSAutumn20

*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 in our Facebook group so we can encourage each other along the way.

Misc. -

~Support the Podcast, Become A Patron


Each week, we create a list on Bookshop of all the books we talk about in that week's episode. Bookshop is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. If you purchase a book from our list, we earn a commission & local, independent bookstores also earn money from your purchase.

~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 Instagram as CC_JavaPurl

Dami -
~ on Instagram as damisdoodles

Pink Purl -
~on Instagram as pinkiepurl

JavaPurl Designs
~ JavaPurl Designs website

GGKCS -
~ our Facebook group ~ GGKCS Podcast / FlossTube
~ our Facebook page
~ email us: ggkcspodcast@gmail.com
~ on Apple Podcasts
~ on YouTube
~ Support the Podcast, Become a Patron

Until next time,

Monday, 12 October 2020

Stitch With Me ~ Episode 26





~Baa Baa Black Sheep by The Prairie Schooler

#CCStitchWithMePrompts


~Support the Podcast, Become A Patron


Each week, we create a list on Bookshop of all the books we talk about in that week's episode. Bookshop is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. If you purchase a book from our list, we earn a commission & local, independent bookstores also earn money from your purchase.

~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 Instagram as CC_JavaPurl

Dami -
~ on Instagram as damisdoodles

Pink Purl -
~on Instagram as pinkiepurl

JavaPurl Designs
~ JavaPurl Designs website

GGKCS -
~ our Facebook group ~ GGKCS Podcast / FlossTube
~ our Facebook page
~ email us: ggkcspodcast@gmail.com
~ on Apple Podcasts
~ on YouTube
~ Support the Podcast, Become a Patron

Until next time,

Friday, 9 October 2020

Episode 416 ~ In Which I Freed His Paws





Show Notes:

Intro -

On the Needles -
Dami -
~hat on the needles soon

C.C. -
~Hello Pumpkin Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Pandia's Jewels Snug in the Pumpkin Spice colourway & XrayAnn Fingering in the Semi Solid Battleship colourway
Project bag from Nerd Bird Makery & Progress Keeper from Ann Tudor

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~2020 Preemie Hat #40 on US6 (4mm), Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted in the Orange colourway & Bernat Cottontots in the Strawberry colourway

Flosstube -
Begins at timestamp 8:35

Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~Baa Baa Black Sheep by The Prairie Schooler
Project bag from Tilting Planet

~Hello Pumpkin by Stitching With the Housewives

~Cats and Mandalas - February by Kitty and Me Designs
Project bag from Stitch Toolbox
Snipattie from cattycrosstitches
Needle Minder from Gecko Rouge

~FO! RBG Freebie by Bendy Stitchy Designs

~Edinburgh Castle by Terra Luna Stitchery
Needle Minder from TopKnotStitcher
Project Bag from KnitRunDig
Grime Guard from Crab Shack Stitchery
Snipattie from cattycrosstitches
Using Pattern Keeper software on Kindle Fire 7
28,000 / 265,824 sts complete
10.533% complete
5 / 60 pages complete

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~cards from Yuko & Dami

~candle & plant from Katy & family from Live Well Ink

~cross stitch kit from Michelle

~Honeyberry Studio 2021 calendar

~Auctions in partnership with Michelle Bendy Stitchy on her Instagram to benefit Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep. October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness month. NILMDTS is an organization that volunteers to take family photos for families who have lost babies. This way the family can hold on to memories despite not being able to hold on to their babies anymore.

~Bellzi.com plushes

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








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!


Episode 416 Bookshop List


~So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo - Dami is reading

~M. Butterfly by David Henry Hwang - Dami finished reading

~The Language Archive by Julia Cho - Dami finished reading

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


July / August / September 2020 RAL
Winners announced


October / November / December 2020 RAL - 15 minutes of reading daily challenge
* 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
* #GGKRAL20


2020 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

~Read All 366 days - 10 bonus entries

~Complete the Modern Mrs. Darcy 2020 Reading Challenge - 12 bonus entries [all or none] (we'll open a thread for you to post this in December 2020)

~3 grand prize winners drawn from all the entries

~The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love by Sonya Renee Taylor - C.C. finished reading

~Beyond Shame: Creating a Healthy Sex Life on Your Own Terms by Matthias Roberts - C.C. is reading

~Hiding Out: A Memoir of Drugs, Deception, and Double Lives by Tina Alexis Allen - C.C. finished reading

~The Complex PTSD Workbook: A Mind-Body Approach to Regaining Emotional Control and Becoming Whole by Arielle Schwartz - C.C. is reading

~Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter #5) - C.C. is rereading with Harry Potter & the Sacred Text podcast & Swish and Flick: An All Potter Podcast

~The Sacred Dark Series by May Peterson - C.C. finished reading Books 1 & 2

~Forward Me Back To You by Mitali Perkins - C.C. is reading

~Movies - Psych 2: Lassie Come Home

~This Close - finished watching Seasons 1 & 2

~Monk - rewatching Season 1

~Switched At Birth - watching Season 1

~The 100 - finished watching Series

~The Masked Singer - Season 4

~My Favourite Murder podcast

~David Tennant Does a Podcast With… podcast

~Unlocking Us With Brené Brown

~Evolving Faith podcast

~Cabin Pressure

~Random Spotify Playlists

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 Facebook Group 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 email us at ggkcspodcast@gmail.com

*Feel free to poly-dip in other ALs as long as it fits in with other rules

*Please complete our Google form in order to help us make sure you are receiving a prize that you'll actually enjoy using.

*Prizes: If you’d like to donate one, email us at ggkcspodcast@gmail.com


Stitch Marker Sets made & donated by Julia of Pandia's Jewels - 1 Labyrinth & 1 Frankenstein - 2 winners will each win a random set


Orange Camper bag by ArtByAna from Rhonda


Just CrossStitch Volume 37, No. 5 - October 2019


Hilde’s Brew pattern by Michelle of Bendy Stitchy Designs


Zipper Pouch & mini-skeins from Hillary

*Must be a member of the our Facebook group ~ GGKCS Podcast / FlossTube to participate

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKCSAutumn20

*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 in our Facebook group so we can encourage each other along the way.

Ask the Geeks -
Originally asked/answered in 2015:
Lucy asks:
I have a question for both of you - how do you knit? Are you ‘pickers’ or ‘throwers’? Have either of you ever done anything to deliberately develop your knitting technique or do you just take it as it comes? (I am considering trying to modify my own - I am a ‘thrower’ and keep wondering if I’d knit faster and with less strain on my hands if I ‘picked’.)

Misc. -

~Support the Podcast, Become A Patron


Each week, we create a list on Bookshop of all the books we talk about in that week's episode. Bookshop is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. If you purchase a book from our list, we earn a commission & local, independent bookstores also earn money from your purchase.

~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 Instagram as CC_JavaPurl

Dami -
~ on Instagram as damisdoodles

Pink Purl -
~on Instagram as pinkiepurl

JavaPurl Designs
~ JavaPurl Designs website

GGKCS -
~ our Facebook group ~ GGKCS Podcast / FlossTube
~ our Facebook page
~ email us: ggkcspodcast@gmail.com
~ on Apple Podcasts
~ on YouTube
~ Support the Podcast, Become a Patron

Until next time,