Monday, 18 October 2021

Episode 464 ~ In Which You’re Durned If You Do and Durned If You Don’t!





Show Notes:

Intro -

On the Needles -
~Katy’s 2021 Birthday Socks - French Vanilla Cappuccino Socks by ME! on US1.5 (2.5mm), Uru.Yarn Sugared Sock in the Peachy Queen colourway
Project bag from Lizzie Bags & Stitch Marker from Tilting Planet

Finished Projects -
~2021 Preemie Hat #41 on US6 (4mm), Red Heart Soft in the Light Grey Heather colourway & Bernat Softee Baby in the Princess Pebbles colourway

Flosstube -
Begins at timestamp 3:32

~FO! Autumn in Stars Hollow by Kathryn Landis of The Black Needle Society

~Next Door by Heartstring Samplery / Beth Twist
Project Bag from The Black Needle Society
I'm so excited to be a rep for The Black Needle Society
Join TBNS Waitlist to be notified when you can subscribe.
Save 5% on your first box of a box to box subscription with the code JAVAPURL5 - doesn’t work on 6 and 12 month subscriptions as they have a discount built in, not valid on special edition boxes

~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) -
~Trick or Treat Box from The Black Needle Society

~Book Sleeve from Love You More Studio

~2022 Calendar from Honeyberry Studios

~Pumpkin spice stitch marker from Ann Tudor

~Winnie the Pooh Tumbler from SimplyCraftsbyNiza on Etsy

~Earrings from TivoliClay on Instagram

~Color Street from Creativity by Gidge (Amy)

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!

October / November / December 2021 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
* #GGKRAL21


* #GGKRAL21

~ 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)


Episode 464 Bookshop List


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

~Leaving the Fold: A Guide for Former Fundamentalists and Others Leaving Their Religion by Marlene Winell - reading

~Inward by Yung Pueblo - reading

~Long Bright River by Liz Moore - finished reading

~The Stranger Diaries (Harbinder Kaur #1) by Elly Griffiths - finished reading

~Swipe Right for Murder by Derek Milman - finished listening

~The Vanishing Stair (Truly Devious #2) by Maureen Johnson - reading

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

~Gilmore Girls - finished rewatching Season 1 with the I Am All In With Scott Patterson Podcast

~Only Murders In the Building - watching

~Lucifer - watching

~Murdoch Mysteries - watching Season 15

~NCIS - watching Season 19

~The Masked Singer - watching Season 6

~My Favourite Murder 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


Audine Wools by KnitCrate Mellow - 2 skeins of Cordial (2 winners will each win 1 skein)


Woodandcat Owl Needle Minder from Lori & Pumpkin/Kid/Turkey Needle Minder


Try to Relax Cross Stitch Kit donated by Lori


Knitting Wrist Yarn Holder


La Brebis Light Alpaca - 1 skein of Dogwood Berry


Line Where The Sky Meets the Sea Shawl pattern by Windswept Knits

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

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKCSAutumn21

*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 -
kjohnsen21 on Instagram asks: Can you talk about how you park your thread with a needle minder on Edinburgh Castle?

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, 11 October 2021

Episode 463 ~ In Which It Didn’t Live Up to the Hype





Show Notes:

Intro -

On the Needles -
~Katy’s 2021 Birthday Socks - French Vanilla Cappuccino Socks by ME! on US1.5 (2.5mm), Uru.Yarn Sugared Sock in the Peachy Queen colourway
Project bag from Lizzie Bags & Stitch Marker from Tilting Planet

Finished Projects -
~2021 Preemie Hat #40 on US6 (4mm), Berroco Vintage DK in the Black colourway & Uru.Yarn Sugared Worsted in the Roses colourway

~Dami's 22nd Birthday Socks - French Vanilla Cappuccino Socks by ME! on US1.5 (2.5mm), Rock and String Creations Jitterbug Sock in the Meow colourway & CraftSlayerPDX Fingering Weight in a OOAK Grey colourway

Flosstube -
Begins at timestamp 6:04

~Autumn in Stars Hollow by Kathryn Landis of The Black Needle Society
Project Bag from The Black Needle Society
I'm so excited to be a rep for The Black Needle Society
Join TBNS Waitlist to be notified when you can subscribe.
Save 5% on your first box of a box to box subscription with the code JAVAPURL5 - doesn’t work on 6 and 12 month subscriptions as they have a discount built in, not valid on special edition boxes

~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) -
~Trick or Treat Box from The Black Needle Society

~Mug from Katy

~Rockfall Sweater and Rockfall Hat from Tin Can Knits

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!

October / November / December 2021 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
* #GGKRAL21


* #GGKRAL21

~ 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)


Episode 43 Bookshop List


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

~Leaving the Fold: A Guide for Former Fundamentalists and Others Leaving Their Religion by Marlene Winell - reading

~Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome by Reba Riley - finished listening to for Unashamed Love Collective ~ A Community for LGBTQ+ People and Allies

~Inward by Yung Pueblo - reading

~A Study in Scarlet Women (Lady Sherlock #1) by Sherry Thomas - finished reading

~None Shall Sleep by Ellie Marney - finished listening to

~Long Bright River by Liz Moore - reading

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

~Gilmore Girls - rewatching Season 1 with the I Am All In With Scott Patterson Podcast

~Only Murders In the Building - watching

~Lucifer - watching

~Murdoch Mysteries - watching Season 15

~NCIS - watching Season 19

~The Masked Singer - watching Season 6

~My Favourite Murder 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


Audine Wools by KnitCrate Mellow - 2 skeins of Cordial (2 winners will each win 1 skein)


Woodandcat Owl Needle Minder from Lori & Pumpkin/Kid/Turkey Needle Minder


Try to Relax Cross Stitch Kit donated by Lori


Knitting Wrist Yarn Holder


La Brebis Light Alpaca - 1 skein of Dogwood Berry


Line Where The Sky Meets the Sea Shawl pattern by Windswept Knits

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

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKCSAutumn21

*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 2018:
Merry asks:
CC you have mentioned several kinds of sock heels you do not like to do. What type of sock heel do you use? I have your latest book, but could you expand on it a bit?

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, 4 October 2021

Episode 462 ~ In Which I Introduce...





Show Notes:

Intro -

On the Needles -
~Dami's 22nd Birthday Socks - French Vanilla Cappuccino Socks by ME! on US1.5 (2.5mm), Rock and String Creations Jitterbug Sock in the Meow colourway & CraftSlayerPDX Fingering Weight in a OOAK Grey colourway
Project bag from Lizzie Bags & Stitch Marker from Tilting Planet

Finished Projects -
~2021 Preemie Hat #38 & # 39 on US6 (4mm), Vidalana Ambient Worsted in the Michelangelo colourway & Shepherd in the Cultured Purls colourway | Bernat Softee Baby in the Mint colourway & Red Heart Soft in the Light Grey Heather colourway

Flosstube -
Begins at timestamp 10:18

~Autumn in Stars Hollow by Kathryn Landis of The Black Needle Society
Project Bag from The Black Needle Society
I'm so excited to be a rep for The Black Needle Society
Join TBNS Waitlist to be notified when you can subscribe.
Save 5% on your first box of a box to box subscription with the code JAVAPURL5 - doesn’t work on 6 and 12 month subscriptions as they have a discount built in, not valid on special edition boxes

~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) -
~Trick or Treat Box from The Black Needle Society

~Print/sticker from Morgan Harper Nichols

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!

Winners Announced - July / August / September 2021 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
* #GGKRAL21

October / November / December 2021 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
* #GGKRAL21


* #GGKRAL21

~ 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)


Episode 462 Bookshop List


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

~Leaving the Fold: A Guide for Former Fundamentalists and Others Leaving Their Religion by Marlene Winell - reading

~Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome by Reba Riley - listening to for Unashamed Love Collective ~ A Community for LGBTQ+ People and Allies

~Broken Horses by Brandi Carlile - finished listening

~Inward by Yung Pueblo - reading

~I Kissed a Girl by Jennet Alexander - finished reading

~It's Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han - finished reading

~We'll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han - finished reading

~Looking for Alaska by John Green - finished reading

~The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave - finished reading

~A Lesson in Vengeance by Victoria Lee - finished reading

~Forgotten in Death (In Death #53) by J.D. Robb - finished reading

~A Study in Scarlet Women (Lady Sherlock #1) by Sherry Thomas - reading

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

~Gilmore Girls - rewatching Season 1 with the I Am All In With Scott Patterson Podcast

~Nine Perfect Strangers - finished watching

~Only Murders In the Building - watching

~Good Girls - finished watching

~Murdoch Mysteries - watching Season 15

~NCIS - watching Season 19

~The Masked Singer - watching Season 6

~My Favourite Murder 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


Audine Wools by KnitCrate Mellow - 2 skeins of Cordial (2 winners will each win 1 skein)


Woodandcat Owl Needle Minder from Lori & Pumpkin/Kid/Turkey Needle Minder


Try to Relax Cross Stitch Kit donated by Lori


Knitting Wrist Yarn Holder


La Brebis Light Alpaca - 1 skein of Dogwood Berry


Line Where The Sky Meets the Sea Shawl pattern by Windswept Knits

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

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKCSAutumn21

*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 2018:
Sally asks:
Do you have any special traditions for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas/New Year?

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,