Thursday, 31 December 2015

Episode 173 ~ In Which There’s Interruptions

Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~Super Secret Stripey Coffee Socks on US 1.5 (2.5mm), The Knitting Goddess UK 4ply British wool and nylon in the Asaro Self Striping colourway

~Super Secret Coffee Shawl on US 2.5 (3mm), Rainbow Heirloom Lush Light in the Killer Flamingo, Apparition, & Blue Raspberry colourways

~Super Secret Coffee Socks 2 on US 1.5 (2.5mm), Secret Pandia's Jewels Snug base yarn

~Super Secret Coffee Socks 3 on US1.5 (2.5mm), The Uncommon Thread Tough Sock in the Nutcracker colourway

C.C. -
~When you think I'll zig, I'll zag. Then when you think I'm gonna zag, I do zag, just to mess you up for the next time, when I might zig Blanket on US4 (3.5mm), See project page for colourways used

~Happy 2016 Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Knitting in France Superwash BFL et Nylon in the Trio colourway

Finished Projects -
Dami -

C.C. -
~2015 Top Down Preemie Hat #52 on US6 (4mm), King Cole Merino Blend DK in the Dusky Pink colourway & Lizzie's Wool-Blend DK in the Cream colourway

~The Sparkly 12 Days of Christmas Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Berry Colorful Yarnings Saturated Sparkle Sock in the 12 Days of Christmas colourway

Yummies (our current favourite things) -

~Carrie’s Stockings

~The Diary of River Song

~2015 Recap / 2016 Goals

~GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - for December here and for January here

~Upcoming Events We'll Be Attending

Edinburgh Yarn Festival - 18/19-March-2016

What We're Watching, Reading, + Listening To -
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!

~Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink + Jeffrey Cranor - Dami is reading/listening to

~Advent in Narnia: Reflections for the Season by Heidi Haverkamp - finished reading together as a family

~The Liturgical Year: The Spiraling Adventure of the Spiritual Life by Joan Chittister - C.C. is reading

~Magic Stars by Ilona Andrews - C.C. finished reading

~Crafting Disorder by ReGina Welling + Erin Lynn - C.C. finished reading

~Cedar Cove Series by Debbie Macomber - C.C. finished reading 16 Lighthouse Road, 204 Rosewood Lane, 311 Pelican Court, 44 Cranberry Point, + 50 Harbor Street + is reading 6 Rainier Drive

~Movies - The Hunger Games | The Hunger Games: Catching Fire | The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 | The Polar Express | Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit | Divergent | Insurgent | People Like Us | How to Train Your Dragon 2

~Supernatural - watching Season 10

~Grimm - finished watching Season 1 + watching Season 2

~The Expanse - watching Season 1

~Downton Abbey - Christmas Special (show finale)

~Call the Midwife - Christmas Special

~The Librarians - watched Season 2 (season finale)

~Doctor Who - Christmas Special (The Husbands of River Song)

December/January/February Winter Wonderland KAL + Charity KAL -

*Runs from 1-December through 29-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.

*NO WIPs - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-December and finished no later than 29-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 one, PM JavaPurl or Email us at

Brei (BreiKonijn) donated 1 coupon code for $5.50 to C.C.’s Ravelry pattern store

Eileen (TwistingPurls) donated a skein of Highland Handmades Sock yarn in the Should You Need Us colorway plus the winner’s choice of a sock pattern from Ravelry $6.00 US or less

Yarn from Lola (thaliya) at Third Vault Yarns - Echo DK base in the Autumn Burst colourway

Star Trek Sheepy Badges from Julia (nimruse) at Pandia’s Jewels

GPKP goodies - tape measurer, needle stopper by Knitting in France, Star Trek Expendable Badge from Pandia’s Jewels, crochet hook keyring & stitch markers from Lesley Taylor

Sherlock Notebook from Amy’s Not Dead Yet
Photo ©Amy Crook

Crochet Hook Keyring & Stitch Markers from Lesley Taylor

*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 the 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!

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Taryn (tmariechickadee) from Oregon asks:
I have a question regarding what to do with left over worsted weight yarn. I am currently working a Bee Keeper’s Quilt, like Damaris, and it has been great to use up left over fingering weight skeins, but I’m at a loss for the small amount of worsted weight that I always seem to have. The amounts that I currently have are enough to that it would be terrible to even think about throwing them away, but not enough to make a stand alone project. Does anyone have any ideas on scrappy projects for worsted weight yarn? I definitely wanting to use every last bit of the beautiful yarn that I have.

We mention:
Charity Hats: Top Down Preemie Hat by C.C. Almon | Scrap-happy Celebration Hat by Cosette Cornelius-Bates | Ellen's Knit Hat by Ellen Harpin
Blankets: Frankie Brown’s Ten Stitch Collection | Bee In A Bonnet Scrap Afghan by Krystal Nadrutach | Learn to Knit a Log Cabin Blanket by Staci Perry

Misc. -

~Reminder - Morgan (morg235) of One Hook Double Stitch sent a skein of her yarn in the Unicorn Tail colourway. To enter to win, visit Morgan’s shop and then come back to this thread and tell us which colourway of yarn is your favourite. In addition, Morgan gave us a coupon code, GEEKY10, for 10% off until the end of January. We’ll keep this thread open for 3 weeks (since it’s over the holidays) and will announce the winner in Episode 174.

~Support the Podcast, Become A Patron

~Want another way 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!

If you are in the UK, please click this link,, or the banner below to shop:

~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

Dami -
~ on Ravelry as damaris-abitweird
~ on Twitter as d_isabitgroovy
~ on Fitbit as user 2Y8TJC
~ on Instagram as d_isabitgroovy

Geeky Girls Knit -
~ our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast
~ our Facebook page
~ email us:
~ on iTunes
~ on YouTube
~ Support the Podcast, Become a Patron

Until next time,
Happy Knitting!