Monday, 10 May 2021

Episode 442 ~ In Which Dami is Seeing Red





Show Notes:

Intro -

On the Needles -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~Jeremy’s 2021 Birthday Socks - French Vanilla Cappuccino Socks by ME! on US1.5 (2.5mm), Sunsoaked Sister Everything Earth in the Blue Christmas Without You colourway
Project bag from Little Fish Stitches & Progress Keeper from Tilting Planet

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~2021 Preemie Hat #18 on US6 (4mm), Lion Brand Heartland in the Glacier Bay colourway & Berroco Vintage DK in the Black colourway

Flosstube -
Begins at timestamp 6:07

Dami -
~Rose bookmark
Project bag by Fat Cat Creates
Needle Minder from SewHappyMailBristol
Snipattie from cattycrosstitches

C.C. -
~FO! - Gilmore Girls Sampler by The Enablers Facebook Group

~Helianthus by Ink Circles
Project bag from Stitching The High Notes

~Edinburgh Castle by Terra Luna Stitchery
Using Pattern Keeper software on Kindle Fire 7
Needle Minder from TopKnotStitcher
Project Bag from KnitRunDig
Grime Guard from Crab Shack Stitchery
Bitzy Bob Basic from That’s So Kelly Co.
Silicone ties

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Fablebands

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 442 Bookshop List


~The Triumph of Horus by H.W. Fairman - Dami is reading

April / May / June 2021 RAL - 15 minutes of reading daily challenge
* 87-91 of 91 days - 1 or more giveaways for eBook, everyone gets $1.20 off any single pattern coupon code & 86+ days RAL virtual badge
* 60-86 of 91 days - 1 or more giveaways for single pattern, everyone gets 59+ days RAL virtual badge
* #GGKRAL21


* #GGKRAL21

~ April / May / June
* 91 days - 10 entries
* 87-90 - 8 entries
* 60-86 - 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 365 days - 10 bonus entries

~ Complete the Modern Mrs. Darcy 2021 Reading Challenge - 12 bonus entries [all or none] (we'll open a thread for you to post this in December 2021)

~The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk - C.C. is reading

~One Coin Found: How God's Love Stretches to the Margins by Emmy Kegler - 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 Project by Courtney Summers - C.C. finished reading

~Act Your Age, Eve Brown (The Brown Sisters #3) by Talia Hibbert - C.C. finished reading

~The Survivors by Jane Harper - C.C. is reading

~House Hunters

~Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - finished watching Season 14 & watching Season 15 & episodes for That’s Messed Up: An SVU Podcast

~Call the Midwife - watching Series 10

~NCIS: LA - watching Season 12

~NCIS: New Orleans - watching Season 7

~Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist - watching Season 2

~The Handmaid's Tale - watching Season 4

~NCIS - watching Season 18

~Prodigal Son - watching Season 2

~Supergirl - watching Season 6

~The Masked Singer - watching Season 5

~My Favourite Murder podcast

~Cabin Pressure

~Random Spotify Playlists

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 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


Alpine Flowers Cross Stitch Kit from Hillary


Uru.Yarn by KnitCrate Chonky - 2 skeins of Petal - 2 winners will win 1 skein


Audine Wools by KnitCrate Sleek - 2 skeins of Unwind - 2 winners will win 1 skein


Honeyberry Studios Notebooks - 2 notebooks - 2 winners will win 1 notebook


A Pattern of the winner’s choice from Peruvian Flair on Etsy

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

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKCSSpring21

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

Ask the Geeks -
Originally asked/answered in 2017:
Kim asks:
Long time sock knitter here…..however, I have never personally seen or used a sock blank! I have been seeing some very cool looking ones, and wondered if you have experience with them? How do you use them??

Misc. -
~Pride AL - Runs from 17-May-2021 [The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)] through 30-June-2022. #GGKCSPrideAlong2122


~Support the Podcast, Become A Patron



~Support the Podcast, Join us on YouTube



~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,

Monday, 3 May 2021

Episode 441 ~ In Which How Many Times Have I Said That & Now I Can’t?





Show Notes:

Intro -

On the Needles -
~Jeremy’s 2021 Birthday Socks - French Vanilla Cappuccino Socks by ME! on US1.5 (2.5mm), Sunsoaked Sister Everything Earth in the Blue Christmas Without You colourway
Project bag from Little Fish Stitches & Progress Keeper from Tilting Planet

Finished Projects -
~2021 Preemie Hat #17 on US6 (4mm), The Yarn Tree Silver Sparkle Sock in The Doctor Donna colourway & Knit Picks Galileo in the Pearl colourway

Flosstube -
Begins at timestamp 4:53

~FO! - Peruvian Cat's Reflection Sampler by PeruvianFlair ~ #PeruvianCatsSAL

~Gilmore Girls Sampler by The Enablers Facebook Group
Project Bag from Forbidden Fibers

~Edinburgh Castle by Terra Luna Stitchery
Using Pattern Keeper software on Kindle Fire 7
Needle Minder from TopKnotStitcher
Project Bag from KnitRunDig
Grime Guard from Crab Shack Stitchery
Bitzy Bob Basic from That’s So Kelly Co.
Silicone ties

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Parcel from Ana

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 441 Bookshop List


April / May / June 2021 RAL - 15 minutes of reading daily challenge
* 87-91 of 91 days - 1 or more giveaways for eBook, everyone gets $1.20 off any single pattern coupon code & 86+ days RAL virtual badge
* 60-86 of 91 days - 1 or more giveaways for single pattern, everyone gets 59+ days RAL virtual badge
* #GGKRAL21


* #GGKRAL21

~ April / May / June
* 91 days - 10 entries
* 87-90 - 8 entries
* 60-86 - 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 365 days - 10 bonus entries

~ Complete the Modern Mrs. Darcy 2021 Reading Challenge - 12 bonus entries [all or none] (we'll open a thread for you to post this in December 2021)

~The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk - C.C. is reading

~One Coin Found: How God's Love Stretches to the Margins by Emmy Kegler - 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 Sentence is Death (Detective Daniel Hawthorne #2) by Anthony Horowitz - C.C. is reading

~The Evolution of Love by Lucy Jane Bledsoe - C.C. finished reading

~The Project by Courtney Summers - C.C. is reading

~House Hunters - watching

~Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - finished watching Seasons 12 & 13 and watching Season 14 & episodes for That’s Messed Up: An SVU Podcast

~Call the Midwife - watching Series 10

~The Handmaid's Tale - watching Season 4

~NCIS - watching Season 18

~Prodigal Son - watching Season 2

~Supergirl - watching Season 6

~The Masked Singer - watching Season 5

~My Favourite Murder podcast

~Random Spotify Playlists

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 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


Alpine Flowers Cross Stitch Kit from Hillary


Uru.Yarn by KnitCrate Chonky - 2 skeins of Petal - 2 winners will win 1 skein


Audine Wools by KnitCrate Sleek - 2 skeins of Unwind - 2 winners will win 1 skein


Honeyberry Studios Notebooks - 2 notebooks - 2 winners will win 1 notebook


A Pattern of the winner’s choice from Peruvian Flair on Etsy

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

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKCSSpring21

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

Misc. -
~Pride AL - Runs from 17-May-2021 [The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)] through 30-June-2022. #GGKCSPrideAlong2122


~Support the Podcast, Become A Patron



~Support the Podcast, Join us on YouTube



~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,

Monday, 26 April 2021

Episode 440 ~ In Which This Episode is Fueled By Coffee





Show Notes:

Intro -

On the Needles -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~Jeremy’s 2021 Birthday Socks - French Vanilla Cappuccino Socks by ME! on US1.5 (2.5mm), Sunsoaked Sister Everything Earth in the Blue Christmas Without You colourway
Project bag from Little Fish Stitches & Progress Keeper from Tilting Planet

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~2021 Preemie Hat #16 on US6 (4mm), Marianated Yarns Scrumptious HT in the Sea of Glass colourway, Knitting in France Sparkles in the Something About CC colourway, & Berroco Vintage DK in the Black colourway

Flosstube -
Begins at timestamp 6:12

Dami -
~Rose bookmark
Project bag by Fat Cat Creates
Needle Minder from SewHappyMailBristol
Snipattie from cattycrosstitches

C.C. -
~Peruvian Cat's Reflection Sampler by PeruvianFlair ~ #PeruvianCatsSAL

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Gilmore Girls Stickers from CustomDesignsByCarie on Etsy

~Pride Sticker Book from The Happy Planner

~Fidget Necklace from PrideStars on Etsy

~Bendy Flip and Bendy Sticky from BagzPlus on Etsy

~Lullaby pattern from TinCanKnits

~I Am All In Podcast

~Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - details for April 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 440 Bookshop List


April / May / June 2021 RAL - 15 minutes of reading daily challenge
* 87-91 of 91 days - 1 or more giveaways for eBook, everyone gets $1.20 off any single pattern coupon code & 86+ days RAL virtual badge
* 60-86 of 91 days - 1 or more giveaways for single pattern, everyone gets 59+ days RAL virtual badge
* #GGKRAL21


* #GGKRAL21

~ April / May / June
* 91 days - 10 entries
* 87-90 - 8 entries
* 60-86 - 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 365 days - 10 bonus entries

~ Complete the Modern Mrs. Darcy 2021 Reading Challenge - 12 bonus entries [all or none] (we'll open a thread for you to post this in December 2021)

~Antigone by Sophocles - Dami is reading

~The Frogs by Aristophanes - Dami is reading

~The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk - 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

~Moonflower Murders (Susan Ryeland #2) by Anthony Horowitz - C.C. finished reading

~Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey - C.C. finished reading

~The Sentence is Death (Detective Daniel Hawthorne #2) by Anthony Horowitz - C.C. is reading

~House Hunters

~Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - watching Season 12 & episodes for That’s Messed Up: An SVU Podcast

~Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist - watching Season 2

~Call the Midwife - watching Series 10

~NCIS - watching Season 18

~Prodigal Son - watching Season 2

~Supergirl - watching Season 6

~The Masked Singer - watching Season 5

~My Favourite Murder podcast

~Cabin Pressure

~Random Spotify Playlists

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 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


Alpine Flowers Cross Stitch Kit from Hillary


Uru.Yarn by KnitCrate Chonky - 2 skeins of Petal - 2 winners will win 1 skein


Audine Wools by KnitCrate Sleek - 2 skeins of Unwind - 2 winners will win 1 skein


Honeyberry Studios Notebooks - 2 notebooks - 2 winners will win 1 notebook


A Pattern of the winner’s choice from Peruvian Flair on Etsy

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

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKCSSpring21

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

Ask the Geeks -
Originally asked/answered in 2017:
Jenn asks:
I have a question for Dami. I know you are into musicals and I was wondering if you have watched/if you like Steven Sondheim’s work. If you have I would like to know what you think and if applicable, what your favorite is.

Misc. -
~Pride AL - Runs from 17-May-2021 [The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)] through 30-June-2022. #GGKCSPrideAlong2122


~Support the Podcast, Become A Patron



~Support the Podcast, Join us on YouTube



~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,