Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Stitch With Me ~ Episode 3





~Delivering the Coffee Beans by Homespun Elegance

#RoladexRandomTag


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

Until next time,
Happy Knitting!

Friday, 24 April 2020

Episode 393 ~ In Which the Dr. Hubs Can’t Count, He Has a Theology Degree!





Show Notes:

Intro -

On the Needles -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~Jeremy’s 2020 Birthday Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), See my Ravelry project page for the colourways

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~2020 Preemie Hat #16 on US6 (4mm), Lion Brand Heartland in the Glacier Bay colourway, Vidalana Ambient Worsted in the Dawn Blush colourway, & Vidalana Dream in the Tapenade colourway

~The Hubs' 2020 Birthday Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), See my Ravelry project page for the colourways

Flosstube -
Begins at timestamp 7:02

Dami -
~Rapunzel by UniqueDoorSign

C.C. -
~Delivering the Coffee Beans by Homespun Elegance

~Edinburgh Castle by Terra Luna Stitchery

~Semi-Sane Stitchers

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Cross stitch floss & kits from Lori (Lavisa)

~Cross stitch floss from Julia (Geaizee)

~Fall Stickers & Kitty Happy Notes from Happy Planner

~Knit Crate - Use the coupon code GEEKY20 to get 20% off of your first order! This code will only work to discount the first month of a recurring monthly subscription and any of our Shop items.

~Just CrossStitch June 2020

~GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - details for April here & for May here










~Upcoming Events:
*Grazing Hills Fiber Fest in Viola, ID, Saturday & Sunday, 11/12-July-2020, C.C. will be teaching Continental Knitting on Saturday, 11-July-2020, from 10am to noon

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!

~Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë - Dami is reading

~The Dobe Ju/’hoansi by Richard B. Lee - Dami is reading

~Phèdre by Jean Racine - Dami finished reading

~Hernani by Victor Hugo - Dami finished reading

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


April / May / June 2020 RAL - 15 minutes of reading daily challenge - #GGKRAL20

* 87-91 of 91 days - 1 or more giveaways for eBook, everyone gets $1.20 off any single pattern coupon code & 87+ days RAL virtual badge
* 60-86 of 91 days - 1 or more giveaways for single pattern, everyone gets 60+ days RAL virtual badge
* #GGKRAL20


2020 RAL Yearlong Challenge


~April / May / June
* 91 days - 10 entries
* 87-90 days - 8 entries
* 60-86 days - 5 entries

~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

~Fibershed: Growing a Movement of Farmers, Fashion Activists, and Makers for a New Textile Economy by Rebecca Burgess - C.C. is reading

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

~Lucy Kincaid Series by Allison Brennan - C.C. finished reading Books 4-5

~Detective D.D. Warren Series by Lisa Gardner - C.C. finished reading Book 3

~Max Revere Series by Allison Brennan - C.C. finished reading Book 1

~The Cat Who… Series by Lilian Jackson Braun - C.C. finished reading Book 19

~Movies - Phantom of the Opera | Onward | Frozen 2 | Labyrinth

~Silent Witness - finished watching Series 19 and watching Series 20

~Shakespeare and Hathaway - finished watching Series 3

~Frasier - finished rewatching Season 3 & rewatching Season 4

~Cabin Fever

~The Masked Singer - watching Season 3

~The Blacklist - watching Season 7

~NCIS: LA - watching Season 11

~NCIS: NO - watching Season 6

~Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist - watching Season 1

~When Calls the Heart - watching Season 7

~Outlander - watching Season 5

~Prodigal Son - watching Season 1

~Whose Line Is It Anyway? - watching Season 15

~My Favourite Murder podcast

~Cabin Pressure

~Random Spotify Playlists

~Songs of Resilience playlist

~C.C.’s Favs playlist


March/April/May Sheepy Spring AL -



*Runs from 1-March through 31-May

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

*No WIPS - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-March and finished no later than 31-May

*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


Honeybee Project Bag & Stitch Marker made & donated by Theresa (JASZCreations) of JASZCreations on Etsy


Lion Brand Magic Stripes in the Jelly Bean colourway - 3 skeins - 3 winners will each win 1 skein


Karen Hallion “She’s Got Help” print


Plymouth Owl Shawl Pin from Eileen (Leaner)


Pandia’s Jewels Leaf Stitch Marker Set


CJ Kopec Creations Integrity, Purple Passion from Eileen (Leaner)


One Twisted Tree’s BFL Prime in very Mardi Gras colors from Mary Beth (MaryBeth1199)

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

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKWinter1920

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-June 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 -
Cathy (knitterchow) from Michigan asks:
C.C., how many pairs of hand knit socks do you have in your sock drawer? And Dami? And Dr. Hubs?

Misc. -
~Threads Entwined - 15% off until the end of May, 2020, with the coupon code geeky15


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

Until next time,
Happy Knitting!

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

May 2020 Crafty Photo A Day Challenge

Do April showers bring May flowers? They do for May's edition of #GGKCRAFTYPAD. In May, we're challenging ourselves with shapes, emotions, and a few other things. We're so excited to see what you come up with! Here's the prompts list for May 2020 Geeky Girls Knit Crafty Photo A Day Challenge.



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/FlossTube 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 Crafting!

Friday, 17 April 2020

Episode 392 ~ In Which This Episode is NOT Sponsored by Diet Coke





Show Notes:

Intro -

On the Needles -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~The Hubs' 2020 Birthday Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), See my Ravelry project page for the colourways

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~2020 Preemie Hat #15 on US6 (4mm), Bernat Softee Baby Ombres & Prints in the Prince Pebbles colourway & Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted in the Tranquil colourway

Flosstube -
Beginning at timestamp 7:15

Dami -
~Rapunzel by UniqueDoorSign

C.C. -
~FO!!! Let’s Stay Home by Satsuma Street

~My Christmas List by Silver Creek Samplers

~Edinburgh Castle by Terra Luna Stitchery

~Semi-Sane Stitchers

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Cross stitch floss, floss stickers, & kit from Lori (Lavisa)

~Pattern from Michelle Bendy Stitchy

~Goodies from Pam (chiefy)

~Stickers from Nerdbirdmakery

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









~Upcoming Events:
*Grazing Hills Fiber Fest in Viola, ID, Saturday & Sunday, 11/12-July-2020, C.C. will be teaching Continental Knitting on Saturday, 11-July-2020, from 10am to noon

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!

~Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë - Dami is reading

~The Dobe Ju/’hoansi by Richard B. Lee - Dami is reading

~Phèdre by Jean Racine - Dami is reading

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


April / May / June 2020 RAL - 15 minutes of reading daily challenge - #GGKRAL20

* 87-91 of 91 days - 1 or more giveaways for eBook, everyone gets $1.20 off any single pattern coupon code & 87+ days RAL virtual badge
* 60-86 of 91 days - 1 or more giveaways for single pattern, everyone gets 60+ days RAL virtual badge
* #GGKRAL20


2020 RAL Yearlong Challenge


~April / May / June
* 91 days - 10 entries
* 87-90 days - 8 entries
* 60-86 days - 5 entries

~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

~Fibershed: Growing a Movement of Farmers, Fashion Activists, and Makers for a New Textile Economy by Rebecca Burgess - C.C. is reading

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

~The Odd Sisters: A Tale of the Three Witches (Villains #6) by Serena Valentino - C.C. finished reading

~Lucy Kincaid Series by Allison Brennan - C.C. finished reading Book 3

~The Pretenders (The Similars #2) by Rebecca Hanover - C.C. finished reading

~The Lost Book of the Grail by Charlie Lovett - C.C. finished reading

~J.P. Beaumont Series by J.A. Jance - C.C. finished reading Book 24

~The Cat Who… Series by Lilian Jackson Braun - C.C. finished reading Book 18

~Movies - Jesus Christ Superstar

~Silent Witness - finished watching Series 18 and watching Series 19

~Shakespeare and Hathaway - finished watching Series 1-2 and watching Series 3

~Frasier - rewatching Season 3

~Cabin Fever

~The Masked Singer - watching Season 3

~The Blacklist - watching Season 7

~NCIS: LA - watching Season 11

~NCIS: NO - watching Season 6

~When Calls the Heart - watching Season 7

~Outlander - watching Season 5

~Whose Line Is It Anyway? - watching Season 15

~NCIS - watching Season 17

~My Favourite Murder podcast

~Cabin Pressure

~Random Spotify Playlists

~Songs of Resilience playlist

~C.C.’s Favs playlist


March/April/May Sheepy Spring AL -



*Runs from 1-March through 31-May

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

*No WIPS - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-March and finished no later than 31-May

*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


Honeybee Project Bag & Stitch Marker made & donated by Theresa (JASZCreations) of JASZCreations on Etsy


Lion Brand Magic Stripes in the Jelly Bean colourway - 3 skeins - 3 winners will each win 1 skein


Karen Hallion “She’s Got Help” print


Plymouth Owl Shawl Pin from Eileen (Leaner)


Pandia’s Jewels Leaf Stitch Marker Set


CJ Kopec Creations Integrity, Purple Passion from Eileen (Leaner)


One Twisted Tree’s BFL Prime in very Mardi Gras colors from Mary Beth (MaryBeth1199)

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

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKWinter1920

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-June 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 -
Heather (heatherj818) from Ohio asks:
My question is…if you could be on the cast of any show (current or cancelled), which show would you guys join?
In a related question…if you could drop in on another podcast for an episode, which podcast would you choose?

Originally asked/answered in 2014

Misc. -
~Threads Entwined - 15% off until the end of May, 2020, with the coupon code geeky15


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

Until next time,
Happy Knitting!