Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Episode 27 ~ In Which We Announce a KAL & a Winner

Show Notes:

On the Needles -
Damaris -
~Sherlock Scarf on US7 (4.5mm), Cascade Yarns Cascade 220 in the Midnight Blue colorway

C.C. -
~Junction Shawl for Mom A. on US5 (3.75mm), Knit Picks Comfy Fingering Weight in the Bison & Peony colorways
~Currently Unnamed Baby Blanket Design on US5 (3.75mm), in leftover soft baby color yarns

Finished Projects -
C.C. -
~Socks On a Plane on US1.5 (2.5mm), Berroco Comfort Sock in the Beach House colorway

Damaris -

Yummies (our current favorite things) -

C.C. -
~our first time to participate in a VKN (Virtual Knit Night)
~Star Trek: Enterprise
~loads of new to me podcasts (The Fiberista Files, Girlfriends Knitting, His and Hers Video Podcast, Knitabulls, Singlehanded Knits, Wolfe Farms, Yarnivore)
~my Doctor Who/Tigger shirt (I got it from one of those t-shirt a day sites, so it's no longer available from there, but here is another place to buy one [at a higher cost though])

Damaris -
~20 Questions
~Buffy the Vampire Slayer & Angel

Both -
~more Disney animated movies ~ The Adventures of Ichabod & Mr. Toad & The Hunchback of Notre Dame

What We're Reading & Watching -
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!
Damaris -
~The Complete Sherlock Holmes: All 4 Novels and 56 Short Stories - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (short story collection)

C.C. -
~The Complete Sherlock Holmes: All 4 Novels and 56 Short Stories - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (short story collection)

We’re changing up the way we talk about tv. We’ll be hitting the high points (or low points) of the episode that impacts us rather than doing full recaps of the episodes. We felt overwhelmed trying to keep up with all the recaps, so we’re going to try it this way instead.

Both -
~Arrow - 1.15 Dodger - Next is 1.16 Dead to Rights on 27/02/13
~Person of Interest - 2.16 Relevance - Next is 2.17 Proteus on 07/03/13
~Elementary - 1.17 Possibility Two - Next is ?
~Zero Hour - 1.2 Face - Next is 1.3 Pendulum on 28/02/13
~Merlin - 5.8 The Hollow Queen - Next is 5.9 With All My Heart on 08/03/13
~Bunheads - 1.18 Next! (this was the season finale)
~Continuum - 1.7 The Politics of Time - Next is 1.8 Playtime on 04/03/13
~NCIS - 10.16 Detour - Next is 10.17 Prime Suspect on 05/03/13

Trivia -

~8 Weeks. 8 Questions. 1 Winner.
~Last week's question: In the Doctor Who Series 5 episode The Beast Below, Scotland refused to do something. What did they refuse to do?
~The answer: Scotland refused to be a part of Starship UK, instead building their own ship.
~Congratulations to a1dawen for answering the question correctly & earning 1 entry in the drawing!

~And the winner of the 8 Weeks. 8 Questions. 1 Winner. Trivia Contest is: fourpeanuts!!!!!!!!!!
~fourpeanuts, check your PMs or send me a PM

Misc. -
Thanks to Carolyn of the Girlfriends Knitting Podcast for the shout out in her podcast. Check her out. She is adorable!

March Hat KAL
*Any hat pattern is acceptable
*Any hat counts as long as you start & finish it in March
*Feel free to double-dip in other KALs as long as it fits in with other rules
*At least 1 prize will be awarded, maybe more depending on how many participants we have
*Each hat you finish & post counts as 1 entry into the giveaway
*Must be a member of the Geeky Girls Knit Podcast group on Ravelry to participate (if you’re not on Ravelry, contact me & we’ll make other arrangements)
*Must post a finished photo of each hat in the Ravelry thread for March Hat KAL ~ FO Pics Only (No Chatter) (if you’re not on Ravelry, contact me & we’ll make other arrangements) & tag your project page with the following tag GGK2013MarchHatKAL
*Thread will be locked the morning of 1st April and winner drawn on the next podcast following that.
*There will also be a March Hat KAL Chatter thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.
*Carolyn from the Girlfriends Knitting Podcast has released two baby hat patterns (Little Boy Blue - Simple Hat & Cat's in the Cradle). You can use this coupon code for $1 off - gfkkal. She’s also having a KAL in her Ravelry group that you can enter your hat in along with the GGK Hat KAL.

C.C. is now on Plurk.

We'll be doing a prize drawing when we have 100 members in our Ravelry group. We're at 87 now! By being a member of the group, you will be entered in the drawing. So, now is the perfect time to join if you haven't already.

We are open to receiving products for review (yarn, project bags, needles, patterns, books, etc.) and/or hosting giveaways on our podcast. We're also open to having show sponsors. If you and/or your company are interested, please either email us at or contact C.C. on Ravelry via private message.

Find Us Online -
C.C. -
~ on Ravelry as JavaPurl
~ C.C.'s Knitting Designs on Ravelry
~ on Twitter as cc_almon
~ on Instagram as cc_almon
~ her blog ~ I'm On My Way ~ my journey as a Christ follower, wife, Mamma, knitter, & fibromyalgia fighter

Damaris -
~ on Ravelry as damaris-abitweird
~ on Twitter as d_isabitweird
~ on Tumblr
~ on Instagram as d_isabitweird
~ her blog ~ Damaris Is A Bit Crafty

Geeky Girls Knit -
~ our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast
~ on Twitter as geekygirlsknit
~ our Facebook page
~ email us:
~ on iTunes
~ on YouTube

Until next time,
Happy Knitting!