Friday, 30 October 2020

Episode 419 ~ In Which I Have 2 New Patterns to Share!

Show Notes:

Intro -

On the Needles -
Dami -
~hat on the needles soon

C.C. -
~Katy's 2020 Birthday Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Abstract Fiber Super Sock+ in the Thistle colourway
Project bag from Nerd Bird Makery & Progress Keeper from Ann Tudor

Finished Projects -
Dami -

C.C. -
~2020 Preemie Hat #43 on US6 (4mm), Bernat Cottontots in the Strawberry colourway & Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted in the Caution colourway

Flosstube -
Begins at timestamp 8:19

Dami -

C.C. -
~Baa Baa Black Sheep by The Prairie Schooler
Project bag from Tilting Planet

~Cats and Mandalas - February by Kitty and Me Designs
Project bag from Stitch Toolbox
Snipattie from cattycrosstitches
Needle Minder from Gecko Rouge

~Edinburgh Castle by Terra Luna Stitchery
Needle Minder from TopKnotStitcher
Project Bag from KnitRunDig
Grime Guard from Crab Shack Stitchery
Snipattie from cattycrosstitches
Using Pattern Keeper software on Kindle Fire 7
Silicone ties
30,400 / 265,824 sts complete
11.436% complete
5 / 60 pages complete

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Build a Bear Powlette +

~2 NEW PATTERNS!!!! I'll have two coffees and two cherry danishes to go please Cowl & Socks
Sock Pattern on Etsy | Sock Pattern on Payhip
Cowl Pattern on Etsy | Cowl Pattern on Payhip

~Auctions in partnership with Michelle Bendy Stitchy on her Instagram to benefit Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep. October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness month. NILMDTS is an organization that volunteers to take family photos for families who have lost babies. This way the family can hold on to memories despite not being able to hold on to their babies anymore.

~Yarn for NaKniSweMo sweater

~Yarn from Mel

~Bitzy Bob Basic from That’s So Kelly Co.

~Knit Crate - Use the coupon code GEEKY20 to get 20% off of your first order! This code will only work to discount the first month of a recurring monthly subscription and any of our Shop items.

~Color Street from Creativity by Gidge (Amy)

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

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!

Episode 419 Bookshop List

~The Language Archive by Julia Cho - Dami finished reading

~Harvey by Mary Chase - Dami finished reading

~M. Butterfly by David Henry Hwang - Dami finished reading

~The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa Fasthorse - Dami finished reading

~Spunk (1935 play) by Zora Neale Hurston - Dami finished reading

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

October / November / December 2020 RAL - 15 minutes of reading daily challenge
* 88-92 of 92 days - 1 or more giveaways for eBook, everyone gets $1.20 off any single pattern coupon code & 88+ days RAL virtual badge
* 61-87 of 92 days - 1 or more giveaways for single pattern, everyone gets 61+ days RAL virtual badge

2020 RAL Yearlong Challenge

~October / November / December
* 92 days - 10 entries
* 88-91 days - 8 entries
* 61-87 days - 5 entries

~Read All 366 days - 10 bonus entries

~Complete the Modern Mrs. Darcy 2020 Reading Challenge - 12 bonus entries [all or none] (we'll open a thread for you to post this in December 2020)

~3 grand prize winners drawn from all the entries

~Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving by Pete Walker - C.C. is reading

~Shameless: A Sexual Reformation by Nadia Bolz-Weber - C.C. is reading

~Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter #5) - C.C. is rereading with Harry Potter & the Sacred Text podcast & Swish and Flick: An All Potter Podcast

~Dr. Greta Helsing Series by Vivian Shaw - C.C. finished reading Book 2

~The Guild Codex: Demonized Series by Annette Marie - C.C. finished reading Book 3

~Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron - C.C. finished reading

~You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria - C.C. finished reading

~Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo - C.C. is reading

~RuPaul’s Drag Race - watching

~Monk - finished rewatching Season 2

~The Mandalorian - finished rewatching Season 1

~Helstrom - finished watching Season 1

~Ted Lasso - watching Season 1

~Supernatural - watching Season 15

~Star Trek: Discovery - watching Season 3

~My Favourite Murder podcast

~David Tennant Does a Podcast With… podcast

~Unlocking Us With Brené Brown

~Evolving Faith podcast

~Cabin Pressure

~Random Spotify Playlists

September / October / November Artistic Autumnal AL -

*Runs from 1-September through 30-November

*Details - any project you knit/crochet/weave/spin/stitch/sew 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 that you knit/crochet/weave/spin must be at least 20yds/18.3m that you finish and post in the Facebook Group 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. For stitching/sewing projects, we’ll leave it to your best judgment. If you wanted our official ruling, PM email us at

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

*Please complete our Google form in order to help us make sure you are receiving a prize that you'll actually enjoy using.

*Prizes: If you’d like to donate one, email us at

Stitch Marker Sets made & donated by Julia of Pandia's Jewels - 1 Labyrinth & 1 Frankenstein - 2 winners will each win a random set

Orange Camper bag by ArtByAna from Rhonda

Just CrossStitch Volume 37, No. 5 - October 2019

Hilde’s Brew pattern by Michelle of Bendy Stitchy Designs

Zipper Pouch & mini-skeins from Hillary

*Must be a member of the our Facebook group ~ GGKCS Podcast / FlossTube to participate

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKCSAutumn20

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-December and winner(s) drawn on the next podcast following that

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*There is a Chatter Thread in our Facebook group so we can encourage each other along the way.

Ask the Geeks -
Originally asked/answered in 2015:
Mandy asks:
What is your favorite travel project?

Misc. -
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