Thursday, 18 December 2014

Episode 119 ~ In Which Crying May Induce Migraines

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 Outlander Socks on US 1½ (2.5 mm)

~Super super super super super super secret project DWCSC-2-3 on US 1½ (2.5 mm)

~New Year's Hullabaloo Socks on US 1½ (2.5 mm), Batat Hand Dyed Yarns Doe Yarn in the Hullabaloo colourway

~Neon Beast on US 6 (4.0 mm), Rainbow Heirloom Twinkle Light in the Fluffy Bunny + Almost Spring colourways and madelinetosh tosh sock in the Pop Rocks colourway

Finished Projects -
Damaris -

C.C. -
~2014 Top Down Preemie Hat #38 on US6 (4mm), Patons UK Fab! DK in the Pebble colourway

~A Wee Christmas Sweater Ornament on US 1½ (2.5 mm), The Knitting Goddess UK 4ply BRITSOCK in the Flower Power colourway

Yummies (our current favorite things) -

~KA Asymmetric Needles from Rachel (Tangled-Yarn) at Tangled Yarn

~The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

~GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - for December 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 Sign Ups for the Retreat and Vendor Applications are now live on the website:

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

~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. finished reading

~Gracenomics: Unleash The Power Of Second Chance Living by Mike Foster (NF Book #20 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 reading Drums of Autumn

~Stargate: SG-1 - rewatching Season 9

~Stargate Atlantis - rewatching Season 2

~Gilmore Girls - rewatching Season 6

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

~Everwood - watching Season 2

~Foyle's War - watching Series 2

~Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - 2.10 What They Become

~Criminal Minds - watching Season 10 as it airs

~Elementary - 3.7 The Adventure of the Nutmeg Concoction, next is 3.8 End of Watch on 18-12-14

~Bones - watching Season 10 as it airs

~The Big Bang Theory - watching Season 8 as it airs

~Atlantis - watching Series 2 as it airs

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

~NCIS: LA - watching Season 6 as it airs

~The Librarian: Quest for the Spear, The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines, + The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice

~The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Winter Wonderland KAL + Charity KAL -

*Runs from 1-December through 28-February

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

*This is also a charity KAL. For every item you finish that you then donate to charity, you can post your FO twice in the FO thread.

*Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-December and finished no later than 28-February

*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
~Something(s) from our bag of prizes

*Each project you finish and post counts as 1 entry into the giveaway with the exception of an FO that you donate to charity (please add the info about where you are donating the FO to your charity entries) which counts as 2 entries into the giveaway (no limit on entries as long as each one follows the rules)

*You can donate your FO’s to any charity you choose, a group in your area, a national charity, or if you’d like, you can post them to us and we’ll make a big donation to Knit For Peace after that KAL ends

*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 Winter Wonderland KAL ~ FO Pics Only (No Chatter) & tag your project page with the following tag GGKWWK

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-March 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 Winter Wonderland KAL Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Sharon (PaganSpirit) from the UK asks:
What I would like to know is what does CC do with all the lovely preemie hats she knits?

~If you have a question for us, post it in the Ask the Geeky Girls thread on Ravelry.

Misc. -
Addicted to Sock Knitting Facebook Group and Addicted to Sock Knitting Ezine - One prize winner will win a 1 year subscription starting with current (premiere) issue (Winter 2014) as well as the Spring 2015, Summer 2015, and Fall 2015 issues. Answer the question in the Ravelry group to enter. The question is: What is your favourite sock to knit (pattern, yarn, style, etc.) or if you've never knit a sock, what kind would you like to try? Winner will be announced in our next episode.

~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.

~Recording Schedule for the Holidays - next week, we plan to record on Tuesday 23-Dec, with the episode live on Wednesday 24-Dec. The following week, we plan to record as normal on Wednesday 31-Dec, with the episode live on Thursday 1-Jan. If anything changes, we'll post an announcement in the Ravelry group.

~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 Fitbit as user 2Y8TJC
~ 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:
~ on iTunes
~ on YouTube

Until next time,
Happy Knitting!