Thursday, 6 November 2014

Episode 113 ~ In Which the Yarn Fumes Are Overwhelming

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 DWCSC 2-2 on US 1½ (2.5 mm)

~Amazing Autumnal Socks on US 1½ (2.5 mm), Laal Bear Bounce Sock/4ply in the Coneflower colourway

~NaKniSweMo 2014 Miranda on US6 (4mm) + US8 (5mm), Brigantia Luxury Yarn Aran in the Chartreuse colourway

Finished Projects -
Damaris -

C.C. -
~2014 Top Down Preemie Hat #32 on US6 (4mm), Bluebonnet Fibers in the Somebody to Love colourway

Yummies (our current favorite things) -
~The Hubs hospital saga



~How Come That Blood by Adam Kaczynski, designer was having a birthday buy one, gift one, so Eileen (Leaner) gave it to me

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

*Geeky Puffin Knit Palooza - Thursday 29-October-2015 through Sunday 1-November-2015 here in Edinburgh. Please join our Ravelry group for more details. If you are interested in donating a door prize and/or items for our goodie bags, please email us at Hope to have prices by 21-November-2014, with sign-ups starting 1-December-2014, website is

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 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain - Damaris is reading

~House of M by Brian Michael Bendis & illustrated by Olivier Coipel - Damaris is reading

~24/6: A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life by Matthew Sleeth (NF Book #18 for this year) - C.C. finished reading

~The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown (NF Book #19 for this year) - C.C. is reading

~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 rereading Voyager

~Stargate: SG-1 - rewatching Season 8

~Stargate Atlantis - rewatching Season 1

~Gilmore Girls - rewatching Season 5

~Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - rewatching Season 3

~Scandal - finished watching Season 3, will marathon Season 4 when it finishes airing

~Everwood - watching Season 1

~Rizzoli & Isles - watching Season 3

~NCIS - 12.6 Parental Guidance Suggested, next is 12.7 The Searchers on 11-11-14

~NCIS: NO - watching Season 1 as it airs

~Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - 2.6 A Fractured House, next is 2.7 The Writing on the Wall on 11-11-14

~Person of Interest - 4.6 Pretenders, next is 4.7 Honor Among Thieves on 11-11-14

~Criminal Minds - watching Season 10 as it airs

~Elementary - 3.1 Enough Nemesis To Go Around, next is 3.2 The Five Orange Pipz on 6-11-14

~Bones - watching Season 10 as it airs

The Big Bang Theory - watching Season 8 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

~NCIS: LA - watching Season 6 as it airs

~Doctor Who - 8.11 Dark Water, next is 8.12 Death in Heaven on 8-11-14

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.

Ask the Geeky Girls -
desz72 who is Dixie from Alabama asks:
Have you been listening to the audio podcast for Outlander? If so what do you think about the last little bit of episode 108 where the guy (forgot his title and name) is talking about the question the audience is asking- What happens? Then the answer, “well I know”. When people do things like that it makes me want to beat them with a wet noodle.

Giveaway -

Kathrin Steinhauer (kekskruemelchen) has released a new pattern called Meesia, part of the Embryophytes Collection, a collection of shawls inspired by the big groups of plants within the embryophytes also known as land plants. 4-Ply/Fingering weight, assymetrical, texture inspired by moss. To enter to win a copy of the pattern, go to our Ravelry group and answer the question: What is your favourite plant (or flower)? This giveaway will be open for 2 weeks and we’ll announce the winner on episode 115 which will go live on 20-November.

Misc. -
~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 -

~Outlander KAL is on-going; hashtags are #countdowntooutlander and #kiltmenowKAL; There is a thread in our group for questions, planning, and encouraging each other.

~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_isabitgroovy
~ on Tumblr
~ on Instagram as d_isabitgroovy

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

Until next time,
Happy Knitting!