Monday, 6 July 2020

Stitch With Me ~ Episode 13





~Pusheen Kitty #3

#CCStitchWithMePrompts


~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, 3 July 2020

Episode 403 ~ In Which, Is That What You Meant?





Show Notes:

Intro -

On the Needles -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~Happy 9th Birthday Wyatt! Slippers on US7 (4.5mm), Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted in the Everglade Heather, Semolina, & Orange colourways
Project bag from Lizzie Bags & Stitch Marker from Tilting Planet

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~2020 Preemie Hat #26 on US6 (4mm), Caron Simply Soft in the Grey Heather colourway & Patons UK Fab DK in the Pebble colourway

Stash Dash ~ 1,561m / 1,500m

Flosstube -
Begins at timestamp 9:55

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

C.C. -
~Pusheen #3
Notions Pouch by Purlgurl Buttons

~FO! Hilde’s Strawberry Patch by Bendy Stitchy Designs
#bendyhildesal with Liz @bentneedlemakes

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

Stash Dash ~ 5,373 / 13,000 sts

~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
15,600 / 265,824 sts complete
5.869% complete
2 / 60 pages complete
Stash Dash ~ 8,200 / 18,000 sts

~Semi-Sane Stitchers

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~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.

~Untamed by Glennon Doyle

~They/Them pronouns pin

~GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - details for July 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!

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

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


April / May / June 2020 RAL - Winners announced


July / August / September 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

~Untamed by Glennon Doyle - 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

~After the End by Clare Mackintosh - C.C. finished reading

~Detective D.D. Warren Series by Lisa Gardner - C.C. finished reading Book 10

~Miracle Creek by Angie Kim - C.C. finished reading

~Three Mages and a Margarita (The Guild Codex: Spellbound #1) by Annette Marie - C.C. finished reading

~The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert - C.C. is reading

~Whitechapel - finished watching Series

~Paradox - watching mini-series

~Frasier - finished rewatching series

~Warehouse 13 - rewatching Season 1

~Psych - rewatching Season 2

~Cabin Fever

~The 100 - watching Season 7

~Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - watching Season 7

~Blindspot - watching Season 5

~Good Witch - watching Season 6

~My Favourite Murder podcast

~Unlocking Us With Brené Brown

~Evolving Faith podcast

~Cabin Pressure

~Random Spotify Playlists

June / July / August Summertime & the Living is Easy AL AL -



*Runs from 1-June through 31-August

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

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

*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


Hilde’s Strawberry Patch pattern by Bendy Stitchy Designs from Tyra (ravendiva)


La Brebis Light Alpaca in the Dogwood Berry colourway - 2 skeins - 2 winners will each win 1 skein


Klart “I’m Flying” Cross Stitch Kit from Lori (Lavisa)


Berroco Local Yarn Store Day 2019 Pattern Booklet


Uru.Yarn by KnitCrate Silk DK in the Enlightened colourway - 2 skeins - 2 winners will each win 1 skein


Moda Dea Sassy Stripes DK in the Stormy colourway - 2 skeins from Tricia (pazscott) - 1 winner will win both skeins

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

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKCSSummertime20

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-September 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 -
Diana (CraftyMom2010) from Texas asks:
How do you start your cross stitch? Do you have any tips for cross stitch beginners?

Misc. -
~Episode 404 will be recorded on Wednesday, 8-July-2020, & will go live on Thursday, 9-July-2020.


~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
~ on Animal Crossing SW-1703-9041-9529

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 Crafting!

Monday, 29 June 2020

Stitch With Me ~ Episode 12





~Pusheen Kitty #3

#CCStitchWithMePrompts


~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, 26 June 2020

Episode 402 ~ In Which I Was Just Saying Cat





Show Notes:

Intro -

On the Needles -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~Happy 9th Birthday Wyatt! Slippers on US7 (4.5mm), Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted in the Everglade Heather, Semolina, & Orange colourways
Project bag from Lizzie Bags & Stitch Marker from Tilting Planet

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~Happy 12th Birthday Lola! Slippers on US7 (4.5mm), Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted in the Peapod, Creme Brulee, Orange, & Conch colourways

~Noah’s 2020 Birthday Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), See project page for colourways

~2020 Preemie Hat #25 on US6 (4mm), Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted in the Peapod & Creme Brulee colourways

Stash Dash ~ 1,531.5m / 1,500m

Flosstube -
Begins at timestamp 14:15

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

C.C. -
~My Christmas List by Silver Creek Samplers
Project Bag from The 805 Stitcher
Snipattie from cattycrosstitches

~Pusheen #3
Notions Pouch by Purlgurl Buttons

~Hilde’s Strawberry Patch by Bendy Stitchy Designs
#bendyhildesal with Liz @bentneedlemakes
Project bag from Stitch Toolbox
Snipattie from cattycrosstitches

Stash Dash ~ 4,416 / 13,000 sts

~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
14,200 / 265,824 sts complete
5.342% complete
2 / 60 pages complete
Stash Dash ~ 6,800 / 18,000 sts

~Semi-Sane Stitchers

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Love Wins bracelet from Zox

~Embroidery kit from Deconeer

~GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - details for June here & for July 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!

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

~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 Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow - C.C. finished reading

~Detective D.D. Warren Series by Lisa Gardner - C.C. finished reading Book 9

~The Nanny by Gilly Macmillan - C.C. finished reading

~Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts by Kate Racculia - C.C. finished reading

~After the End by Clare Mackintosh - C.C. is reading

~Whitechapel - watching Series 4

~Frasier - finished rewatching Season 10 and rewatching Season 11

~Psych - rewatching Season 2

~Cabin Fever

~The 100 - watching Season 7

~Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - watching Season 7

~Blindspot - watching Season 5

~Good Witch - watching Season 6

~My Favourite Murder podcast

~Unlocking Us With Brené Brown

~Cabin Pressure

~Random Spotify Playlists

~Songs of Resilience playlist

~C.C.’s Favs playlist


June / July / August Summertime & the Living is Easy AL AL -



*Runs from 1-June through 31-August

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

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

*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


Hilde’s Strawberry Patch pattern by Bendy Stitchy Designs from Tyra (ravendiva)


La Brebis Light Alpaca in the Dogwood Berry colourway - 2 skeins - 2 winners will each win 1 skein


Klart “I’m Flying” Cross Stitch Kit from Lori (Lavisa)


Berroco Local Yarn Store Day 2019 Pattern Booklet


Uru.Yarn by KnitCrate Silk DK in the Enlightened colourway - 2 skeins - 2 winners will each win 1 skein


Moda Dea Sassy Stripes DK in the Stormy colourway - 2 skeins from Tricia (pazscott) - 1 winner will win both skeins

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

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKCSSummertime20

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-September 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 -
From Charene on YouTube:
now that we are quarantined - how is Pink Purl’s life changed? What is her daily routine?

400th Episode Giveaways -
Winners announced:

~from Soundview Fiber Mill - 2 giveaways: 2 skeins of yarn and 2 bumps of roving

~from Knit Crate - 2 skeins of 2-ply superwash undyed sock yarn (fingering weight, 399 yd / 365 m, 100g) & Kool-Aid to dye it with

~cross stitch - 2 Floss Holders & Cross Stitch Planner from Lori (Lavisa)

~from us, JavaPurl Designs - all 10 of our eBooks

*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!

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
~ on Animal Crossing SW-1703-9041-9529

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!