Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Episode 47 ~ In Which the Countdown to Scotland Begins

Show Notes:

On the Needles -
Damaris -
~Dr. Joan H. Watson's Jumper on US4 (3.5mm), Berroco Vintage in the Oats colorway - on the body!

~Sir JARVIS the Cephalopod on US8 (5.0mm), Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Prints in the Charcoal Print colorway and Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! Solids in the Soft Blue colorway

C.C. -
~Drizzle for Me on US5 (3.75mm), Berroco Geode in the Moss Agate colorway

~leethal Adventure Knit-a-long! Gold Route on US4 (3.5mm), Cormo Fingering in Grey colorway

~leethal Adventure Knit-a-long! Orange Trail on US3 (3.25mm), Crystal Palace Yarns Panda Superwash in the Bittersweet colorway and Knit One, Crochet Too Crock-O-Dye in the Candy colorway

~leethal Adventure Knit-a-long! Green Byway on US1.5 (2.5mm), Farmhouse Yarns Fannie's Fingering Weight in Clay colorway

Finished Projects -
Damaris -

C.C. -
~Dandy Sir Cephalopod for Baby on US2 (2.75mm), Schachenmayr SMC Bravo Rainbow Color in the Circus colorway

~Stripey Everyday Socks on US1 (2.25mm), Brown Sheep Wildfoote Luxury Sock in Lilac Desert and Little Lilac colorways

Yummies (our current favorite things) -

~NEW PATTERN RELEASE - Lola's Ziga-Zaga Scarf & Fingerless Gloves, watch the episode for a $1 off coupon code valid from Wednesday, July 10, 2013, through Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at 11:59pm central time

~Stash Dash in The Knit Girllls Podcast group. C.C. is participating. Are you?

~Watched The Soloist,
watching Granada's The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes,
finished watching Covert Affairs - season 3 and started season 4 when it aired on Tuesday,
watching Agatha Christie's Marple &
continuing the grand rewatching of all 7 series of Doctor Who before the 50th anniversary in November - in series 5

~Instagram GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - more details here

We're picking our favorite 2 each day to share with you (plus my pic from each day).

~Scotland update - Visas, Plane Tickets, Countdown Begins! Fundraiser on our website with prize giveaways (jewelry, knitting patterns, hand knitted items, Doctor Who items, books, etc.) -
Daisypath Vacation tickers

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!

~The Complete Wizard of Oz Collection by L. Frank Baum - finished The Marvelous Land of Oz and currently reading Ozma of Oz

~Continuum - 2.6 Second Truths - Next is 2.7 Second Degree on 19/07/13

July Hip to Be Square KAL -

*Runs from July 1st through July 31st

*Any project counts as long as it is square (we're thinking dishcloths, washcloths, hotpads, blanket squares, etc. ~ if you wonder if a project will work, just ask and we'll let you know)

*Your project must be begun no earlier than July 1st and finished no later than July 31st (if you have a large project such as a log cabin blanket or the like that you have begun earlier but that will be finished in July that you want to use in this KAL, contact us for approval)

*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 project you finish and 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 finished project in the Ravelry thread for July Hip to Be Square 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 GGK2013JulySquareKAL

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1st August and winner drawn on the next podcast following that.

*There is a July Hip to Be Square KAL Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Misc. -

~Geeky Girls Knit Buttons - if you're interested, email or PM C.C. on Ravelry JavaPurl

~200 member prize draw coming soon - come join our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast or if you're already a member, invite a friend - everyone who is a member when we reach 200 members is entered to win a prize

~Geeky Girls Knit Virtual Knit Night (VKN)
2 per month (the first Friday at 1pm central and the third Friday at 6pm central)
next is Friday, 19/07/13 at 6pm central
and then Friday, 02/08/13 at 1pm central (last one until after move)

~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
~ her vlog ~ The Adventures of Moving to Scotland

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!