Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Episode 108 ~ In Which There’s Revelations Galore

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

~black widow's bite on US 2 (2.75 mm), King Cole Merino Blend 4 Ply in the Black & Sky colourways

C.C. -
~Super super super super super super secret project 9 on US 1½ (2.5 mm)

~The Hubs Needs More Hand-Knit Socks v2.0 on US 1½ (2.5 mm), West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply in the Owl colourway

~Edina Mitts on US 4 (3.5 mm), Eden Cottage Yarns Whitfell DK in the Fuschia colourway

Finished Projects -
Damaris -

C.C. -
~2014 Top Down Preemie Hat #27 on US6 (4mm), Sirdar Folksong Chunky in the Quirky colourway

Yummies (our current favorite things) -
~Yarndale - yarn and podcaster meet-up

~Damaris + the Hubs Shenanigans

~Round, Round, Get Around Shawl release -

~new chairs

~new shoes

~GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - for October 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

*Edinburgh Yarn Festival - Saturday 14-March-2015 + Sunday 15-March-2015 at Edinburgh Corn Exchange - C.C. will be sharing a booth with her patterns and Sam of KnitRunDig's project bags

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 Crucible by Arthur Miller - Damaris is reading

~Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis by Lauren F. Winner (NF Book #15 for this year) - C.C. finished reading

~Bourgeois Babes, Bossy Wives, and Bobby Haircuts: A Case for Gender Equality in Ministry by Michael F. Bird (NF Book #16 for this year) - C.C. is 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. finished reading Magic Rises

~Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Lord John and the Hellfire Club, Lord John and the Private Matter, Lord John and the Succubus, Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade, Lord John and the Haunted Soldier, The Custom of the Army, The Scottish Prisoner, Plague of Zombies, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo in the Bone, Written in My Own Heart’s Blood, A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows, The Space Between, + Virgins (The Outlander Series) by Diana Gabaldon - C.C. is rereading the Outlander Series and including all the novellas and short stories this time around, she is currently rereading Outlander

~Stargate: SG-1 - finished rewatching Season 7

~Gilmore Girls - rewatching Season 4

~Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - rewatching Season 2

~Scandal - watching Season 1

~Dark Angel - rewatching Season 2

~NCIS - 12.1 Twenty Klicks, next is 12.2 Kill the Messenger on 30-9-14

~NCIS: NO - watching Season 1 as it airs

~Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - 2.1 Shadows, next is 2.2 Heavy is the Hand on 30-9-14

~Person of Interest - 4.1 Panopticon, next is 4.2 Nautilus on 30-9-14

~Bones - watching Season 10 as it airs

~Haven - watching Season 5 as it airs

~Once Upon A Time - watching Season 4 as it airs

~Downton Abbey - watching Series 5 as it airs

~Doctor Who - 8.6 The Caretaker, next is 8.7 Kill the Moon on 4-10-14

~Outlander - 1.8 Both Sides Now (mid-season hiatus until 4-April)

Artistic Autumnal KAL -

*Runs from 1-September through 30-November

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

*Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-September and finished no later than 30-November

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

*Prizes: (if you'd like to donate a prize, please PM C.C. (JavaPurl) on Ravelry or email us at
~An ebook up to $20.00 US (Ravelry download only) from Eileen (leaner)
~A $5.50 coupon code for use in my Raverly pattern store donated by Eileen (WiscKnitter)
~A pattern up to $10.00 US (Ravelry download only) from Liz (elliejellybean)
~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

*Must post a photo of your finished project in the Ravelry thread for the Artistic Autumnal KAL ~ FO Pics Only (No Chatter) & tag your project page with the following tag GGKAAK

*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, 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 an Artistic Autumnal 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 the prize winners at the end of season 1 of Outlander.
-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!)

-1 prize of a collaboration kit from Julia of Pandia's Jewels and I (includes a skein of her amazing hand-dyed yarn and an Outlander inspired sock pattern from me) - more details coming soon!
-1 prize is the Wee Black Faced Sheep and Ramsay MacSporran patterns from Janice (whippety) - pattern photos used here and in the podcast are © Janice Anderson

*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:

Special Guests + Giveaway -

Clare Devine of Yarn and Pointy Sticks (knitsforklipskaap on Ravelry) and Jessica James of Ginger Twist Studio (GingerTwistStudio on Ravelry) join us on the podcast to talk about their brand new book Head to Toe. We also talk about Sock Anatomy, Socktober, and Outlander inspired yarn.

Clare and Jess are giving away one printed copy of Head to Toe (which also includes a code for the digital copy) as well as three individual patterns from the book. To enter, visit the Ravelry group and comment in the giveaway thread with your answer to these two questions:
What is your favourite pattern from Head to Toe and why?
What colourway from Ginger's Hand Dyed line would you use to knit it? (see her currently available colourways here

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!