Friday, 26 October 2018

Episode 317 ~ In Which Gushing About the 13th Doctor Occurs

Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~orpheus socks on US 1.5(2.5mm), Dye for Yarn Merino/Silk in Spouting Lava

~straightforward mitts on US 3 (3.25mm), Penguin Soup Emperor Sock in the Baker 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

~Cathedral Wrap for Dami's 19th Birthday on US6 (4mm), Knit Picks Stroll Hand-Painted in the Borealis colourway

~Analie's 7th Birthday Hat on US7 (4.5mm), Big Twist Yarns Sincerely Ombres in the Cupcake Confetti colourway

~English Paper Piecing

Finished Projects -
Dami -

C.C. -
~2018 Preemie Hat #42 on US6 (4mm), Black Trillium Fibre Studio Lilt Sock in the Ablaze colourway, Knit Picks Palette in the Almond colourway, Mint Rain Hand Dyed Tough Sock in the Daydreamer with Hot Pink colourway, Pandia's Jewels Hand Dyed Yarn Super Sparkle in the Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitten colourway, Premier Yarns Serenity Sock Prints in the Chili colourway, & XrayAnn Hand Dyed Fingering Sock Weight in the Semi Solid Battleship colourway

~Waylon's 5th Birthday Hat on US7 (4.5mm), Knitologie Bouncy Worsted in the Dashboard colourway

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Funko Rock Candy: Comfy Princesses - Ariel

~Good Meowing mug (the link isn't the exact mug, but similar)

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

~Upcoming Events We'll Be Attending:
*Love and Information at Seattle Pacific University | 8-10-November-18 & 15-17-November-18

*Tacoma is for Lovers Artist Craft Fair | Sun. 18-November-18, 11am - 4pm | King's Books, Tacoma

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!

~Phantom by Susan Kay - Dami is reading

~The Glass Scientists (webcomic) by Sabrina Cotungo - Dami is reading

October/November/December Read-A-Long - 15 minutes of reading daily challenge - #GGKRAL18

88 of 92 days - 1 or more giveaways for eBook, everyone gets $1.20 off any single pattern coupon code & 88+ days RAL virtual badge
61 of 92 days - 1 or more giveaways for single pattern, everyone gets 61+ days RAL virtual badge

~Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be by Rachel Hollis - C.C. is reading

~The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth by Christopher L. Heuertz - C.C. is reading

~Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2) by J.K. Rowling - C.C. is rereading with Harry Potter & the Sacred Text podcast & Swish and Flick: An All Potter Podcast

~Stephanie Plum Series by Janet Evanovich - C.C. finished reading Sixteen|Seventeen|Eighteen|Nineteen|Twenty|Twenty-One|Twenty-Two|Twenty-Three

~We Were Mothers by Katie Sise - C.C. finished reading

~River Bodies (Northampton County #1) by Karen Katchur - C.C. is reading

~Movies - Love, Of Course | Good Witch: Tale Of Two Hearts

~Buffy the Vampire Slayer - rewatching Season 6 (#buffycraftalong)

~Little Boy Blue Mini-Series - watched first 2 episodes

~NCIS: NO - watching Season 5

~The Flash - watching Season 5

~Criminal Minds - watching Season 14

~Supernatural - watching Season 14

~The Big Bang Theory - watching Season 12

~Murphy Brown - watching Season 1

~Blindspot - watching Season 4

~NCIS: LA - watching Season 10

~Doctor Who - watching Series 11

~Supergirl - watching Season 4

~Murdoch Mysteries - watching Season 12

~Arrow - watching Season 7

~C.C.’s Favs playlist

~My Favourite Murder podcast - pre-order their book Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide which releases in May 2019

~Rachel Hollis' Rise Podcast, LiveStream on Facebook & Instagram every weekday morning, & the Rise Together Podcast

~Ultimate Car Playlist

~Cabin Pressure

September/October/November Artistic Autumnal AL -

*Runs from 1-September through 30-November

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

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

*Each project of at least 20yds/18.3m that you finish and post in the Ravelry FO Thread counts as 1 entry into the giveaways. If your project is not at least 20yds/18.3m, you need to group it in a single post with other projects that together total at least 20yds/18.3m.

*Feel free to poly-dip in other ALs as long as it fits in with other rules

*Prizes: If you’d like to donate one, PM JavaPurl or Email us at

Orange Camper bag by ArtByAna from Rhonda (DuellingNeedles)

Small Orange bag by KnitrxSews from Rhonda (DuellingNeedles)

Library Book Bag & notions pouch by BagsByAwesomeGrannie from Rhonda (DuellingNeedles)

Undead Yarn Vamphyre, Don’t Eat the Baby from Eileen (Leaner)

Cascade Yarns Casablanca, Fall - 2 winners of 1 skein each

Knit Companion Stand It Up

Halloween Stitch Marker Set made & donated by Theresa (JASZCreations)

2 Bride of Frankenstein Stitch Marker Sets & 1 Labyrinth Stitch Marker Set made & donated by Julia (nimruse) - 3 winners will each win 1 random set of stitch markers

Then When You Think I’ll Zag I Zig pattern designed & donated by Amanda Rate Cole (skileyknits)

*Must be a member of the Geeky Girls Knit Podcast group on Ravelry to participate

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKAutumn18

*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, ALs, 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 Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Maryann (knitcentral) from Massachusetts asks:
Hi C.C.! You mentioned in your latest episode you made a smaller preemie hat than usual because you didn’t have enough yarn otherwise. I was wondering, in general, how you decide which size hat to make. Great job making one every week!


Misc. -

Reminder - Color Cables
by Andi Smith (knitbrit)
1 giveaway of an eBook copy of Color Cables - Go to our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast, find the giveaway thread, visit the book page on Ravelry, & tell us your favourite pattern. Open for 2 weeks, winner announced in Episode 318.

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Find Us Online -
C.C. -
~ on Ravelry as JavaPurl
~ Essential Oils
~ on Fitbit as user 2F8K2V
~ on Instagram as cc_almon

Dami -
~ on Ravelry as damisdoodles
~ on Fitbit as user 2Y8TJC
~ on Instagram as damisdoodles

Pink Purl -
~on Instagram as pinkpurlalmon

JavaPurl Designs
~ C.C.'s Knitting Designs on Ravelry
~ Dami's Knitting Designs on Ravelry
~ JavaPurl Designs website

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Until next time,
Happy Knitting!