Thursday, 21 August 2014

Episode 102 ~ In Which We Celebrate Good Times, Come On, It’s A Celebration!

Show Notes:

Intro -
~Welcome new members who've introduced themselves in our Ravelry Group

On the Needles/Spindles -
Damaris -
~[incredibly clever name coming soon] on US 4 (3.5 mm), See project page for colourways used

C.C. -
~Super super super super super super secret project 6 on US 4 (3.5 mm), Ginger's Hand Dyed Splendor 4ply in the Barbapapa + Hot Fuzz colourways

~Super super super super super super secret project 7 on US 7 (4.5 mm), Brigantia Luxury Yarn Double Knit in the 8874 + 8936 colourways

~Endless Rainbow on US 1½ (2.5 mm), Sheep Dreamery Arundel in the Peony colourway + fivemoons Artemis 4ply in the Rainbow Nebula colourway

Finished Projects -
Damaris -

C.C. -
~2014 Top Down Preemie Hat #21 on US6 (4mm), Peace Fleece Worsted in the Antarctica White colourway + Robin Chunky in the Claret colourway

~Super super super super super super secret project 5

~Birthday Socks for Katy on US 1½ (2.5 mm), Four Seasons Gründl Hot Socks Print in the 517 colourway

Yummies (our current favorite things) -
~Tuesday 19-August-2014 - Sweater Curse at Sweet Grassmarket (Venue 18) ​at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

~New ‘Doctor Who’ title sequence inspired by fan video

~Doctor Who 8.2 Into the Dalek official synopsis - “A Dalek fleet surrounds a lone rebel ship, and only the Doctor can help them now… with the Doctor facing his greatest enemy, he needs Clara by his side. “Confronted with a decision that could change the Daleks forever he is forced to examine his conscience. Will he find the answer to the question, am I a good man?”

~Doctor Who Series 8 Episode Titles/Writers/Directors confirmed

~BBC iPlayer launches exclusive Doctor Who Extra series

~Doctor Who edition of Entertainment Weekly from Kate (librariankate7578)

~Rainbow stitch markers from Micromarkers from Vicki (dragonfly7673)

~Yarn from Tara (Atropine)

~Yarn, PomPom Quarterly, + buttons from Ginger Twist Studio

~parcel of amazingness from sweet friends!

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

We're picking our own favourite each week plus 5 of your pictures each week that our favourites.

~Upcoming Events We'll Be Attending

*weekly on Mondays (we attend as often as possible) - Town Mouse Knitting Club - knitting group in Edinburgh

*Yarndale - Saturday 27-September-2014 at Skipton Auction Mart, podcaster meet-up in the works

*Edinburgh Yarn Festival - Saturday 14-March-2015 + Sunday 15-March-2015 at Edinburgh Corn Exchange

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!

~Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - Damaris is reading

~The Seasons on Henry's Farm: A Year of Food and Life on a Sustainable Farm by Terra Brockman (NF Book #13 for this year) - C.C. is reading

~Wicked: Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, Son of A Witch, A Lion Among Men, + Out of Oz (Wicked Years) by Gregory Maguire - C.C. finished reading Out of Oz

~Cora's Heart (The Cypress Hollow Yarns Book 4) by Rachael Herron - C.C. finished reading

~Magic Bites, Magic Burns, Magic Strikes, Magic Bleeds, Magic Slays, Gunmetal Magic, Magic Rises, + Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels Series) by Ilona Andrews - C.C. is reading Magic Bites

~White Collar - finished watching Season 5

~24: Live Another Day - watching

~Stargate: SG-1 - finished rewatching Season 3 + rewatching Season 4

~Gilmore Girls - rewatching Season 2

~Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - rewatching Season 1

~Covert Affairs - watching Season 5 as it airs

~Unforgettable - watching Season 3 as it airs

~Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries - watching Series 1

~The Prince of Egypt

~~Marvel Cinematic Universe - Captain America, Agent Carter, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, The Incredible Hulk, The Consultant, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer, Thor, The Avengers, Item 47, Iron Man 3, All Hail the King, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Episodes 1.1 through 1.7, Thor: The Dark World, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Episodes 1.8 through 1.16, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episodes 1.17 through 1.22 - rewatched SHIELD 1.16 + watched Captain America: The Winter Soldier

~Doctor Who - re-re-re-re-re-etc.-watching some episodes as I work on the patterns for the Doctor Who Companions Sock Club - Second Edition

~Outlander - 1.2 Castle Leoch, next is 1.3 The Way Out on 23-August-2014

Summertime and the Living is Easy KAL -

*Runs from 1-June through 31-August

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

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

*Feel free to double-dip in other KALs as long as it fits in with other rules

*At least 1 prize will be awarded, probably more depending on how many participants we have
-2 prizes of $5.50 coupon codes for use in my Raverly pattern store donated by Cristy (cristyray)
-1 prize of up to $10 US pattern from Ravelry donated by Eileen (leaner)
-something(s) from our bag of prizes

*Each project you finish and post counts as 1 entry into the giveaway (no limit on entries as long as each one follows the rules)

*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 photo of your finished project in the Ravelry thread for Summertime and the Living is Easy 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 GGKSummertime

*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, KALs, 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 Summertime and the Living is Easy KAL Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Outlander KAL -

*co-hosting with Jasmin + Gigi from The Knitmore Girls, Maria from Subway Knits, and Kristin from Yarngasm

*It's an Instagram KAL/contest. You have to tie your project *somehow* to Outlander.

*We will announce some winners at the midseason break, and the rest at the end of season 1.
-1 prize is a skein of Outlander yarn - Je Suis Prest dyed by Jess from Ginger Twist Studio (available for purchase here if you just can't wait to see if you are the winner!)

*Hashtags are #countdowntooutlander and #kiltmenowKAL

*There is a thread in our group for questions, planning, and encouraging each other.

*Get your own Pocket Jamie here:

Ask The Geeky Girls -
~pinkcatknits who is Kylie from Glenhaven, New South Wales, Australia asks:
On days like today, today being the 4th of July. Do you miss your home country, and do look forward to moving back.

~If you have a question you'd like us to answer, please post it in the Ask the Geeky Girls thread in our Ravelry Group

Misc. -
~Doctor Who Companions Sock Club - 2nd Edition - U.S. Memberships will cost $135 USD, Canadian Memberships will cost $149 USD**, International Memberships- will be $162 USD, Limited Memberships for the club will become available on the Pandia’s Jewels website on October 10, 2014 at 10am EST and run until October 17, or until memberships run out. This is a 3 month club membership and packages will be mailed out on the 18th of November, December, & January 2015. Patterns will be sent to you Ravelry Library on the 25th of the same months the club is running.

~Toil and Trouble Yarns is hosting the Lakeside Fiber Retreat Friday, May 1st through Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 at the The Lodges at Tohkomeupog in East Madison, NH. Details here -

~Want 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!

~Geeky Girls Knit Buttons/Badges - if you're interested, email or PM C.C. on Ravelry JavaPurl or meet us at any of the upcoming events we're attending

~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.

~For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, KALs, 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
~ C.C.'s Knitting Designs on Ravelry & her JavaPurl Designs website
~ on Twitter as cc_almon
~ on Fitbit as user 2F8K2V
~ 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!