Monday, 12 April 2021

Episode 438 ~ In Which That’s 1 Point for C.C.!





Show Notes:

Intro -

On the Needles -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~Jeremy’s 2021 Birthday Socks - French Vanilla Cappuccino Socks by ME! on US1.5 (2.5mm), Sunsoaked Sister Everything Earth in the Blue Christmas Without You colourway
Project bag from Little Fish Stitches & Progress Keeper from Tilting Planet

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~2021 Preemie Hat #13 on US6 (4mm), Knitologie Glowing Worsted in the Pachyderm colourway, XrayAnn Hand Dyed Fingering Sock Weight in the Semi Solid Battleship colourway, & NanoStitch Laboratory Scientific Sock in the OOAK Lab Experiment colourway

~2021 Preemie Hat #14 on US6 (4mm), Pandia's Jewels Super Sparkle in the Electric Pink colourway, XrayAnn Hand Dyed Fingering Sock Weight in the Semi Solid Battleship colourway, Knitting in France Sparkles in the Something About CC colourway, & Bernat Softee Baby in the Princess Pebbles colourway

Flosstube -
Begins at timestamp 6:30

Dami -
~Rose bookmark
Project bag by Fat Cat Creates
Needle Minder from SewHappyMailBristol
Snipattie from cattycrosstitches

C.C. -
~Gilmore Girls Sampler by The Enablers Facebook Group
Project Bag from Forbidden Fibers

~Peruvian Cat's Reflection Sampler by PeruvianFlair ~ #PeruvianCatsSAL

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~St. Elvis shirt from My Favorite Murder

~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.

~Stickers from Wander Free and Queer on Etsy

~The Cricket Collection October from Michelle Bendy Stitchy’s Live Sale

~Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - details for April 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 438 Bookshop List



January / February / March 2021 RAL - 15 minutes of reading daily challenge
* 86-90 of 90 days - 1 or more giveaways for eBook, everyone gets $1.20 off any single pattern coupon code & 86+ days RAL virtual badge
* 59-85 of 90 days - 1 or more giveaways for single pattern, everyone gets 59+ days RAL virtual badge

April / May / June 2021 RAL - 15 minutes of reading daily challenge
* 87-91 of 91 days - 1 or more giveaways for eBook, everyone gets $1.20 off any single pattern coupon code & 86+ days RAL virtual badge
* 60-86 of 91 days - 1 or more giveaways for single pattern, everyone gets 59+ days RAL virtual badge
* #GGKRAL21


* #GGKRAL21

~ January / February / March
* 90 days - 10 entries
* 86-89 - 8 entries
* 59-85 - 5 entries

~ April / May / June
* 91 days - 10 entries
* 87-90 - 8 entries
* 60-86 - 5 entries

~ July / August / September
* 92 days - 10 entries
* 88-91 days - 8 entries
* 61-87 days - 5 entries

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

~ Read All 365 days - 10 bonus entries

~ Complete the Modern Mrs. Darcy 2021 Reading Challenge - 12 bonus entries [all or none] (we'll open a thread for you to post this in December 2021)

~The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk - C.C. is reading

~Shameless: A Sexual Reformation by Nadia Bolz-Weber - C.C. finished rereading

~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

~We Shall Sing a Song Into the Deep by Andrew Kelly Stewart - C.C. finished reading

~Would Like to Meet by Rachel Winters - C.C. finished reading

~Magpie Murders (Susan Ryeland #1) by Anthony Horowitz - C.C. finished reading

~We Could Be Heroes by Mike Chen - C.C. finished reading

~Kitty's Big Trouble (Kitty Norville #9) by Carrie Vaughn - C.C. is reading

~House Hunters

~Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - finished watching Seasons 8-10 & watching Season 11 & episodes for That’s Messed Up: An SVU Podcast

~NCIS: LA - watching Season 12

~NCIS: New Orleans - watching Season 7

~Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist - watching Season 2

~NCIS - watching Season 18

~Supergirl - watching Season 6

~The Masked Singer - watching Season 5

~WandaVision - finished watching

~The Falcon and the Winter Soldier - watching

~My Favourite Murder podcast

~Cabin Pressure

~Random Spotify Playlists

March / April / May Sheepy Spring AL -


*Runs from 1-March through 31-May

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

*No WIPS - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-March and finished no later than 31-May

*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 ggkcspodcast@gmail.com

*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 ggkcspodcast@gmail.com


Alpine Flowers Cross Stitch Kit from Hillary


Uru.Yarn by KnitCrate Chonky - 2 skeins of Petal - 2 winners will win 1 skein


Audine Wools by KnitCrate Sleek - 2 skeins of Unwind - 2 winners will win 1 skein


Honeyberry Studios Notebooks - 2 notebooks - 2 winners will win 1 notebook


A Pattern of the winner’s choice from Peruvian Flair on Etsy

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

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKCSSpring21

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-June 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 in our Facebook group so we can encourage each other along the way.

Ask the Geeks -
Originally asked/answered in 2017:
Kim asks:
If you had to live a musical, which would you like to live in? Why?

Misc. -
~Pride AL - Runs from 17-May-2021 [The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)] through 30-June-2022. #GGKCSPrideAlong2122


~Support the Podcast, Become A Patron



~Support the Podcast, Join us on YouTube



~Each week, we create a list on Bookshop of all the books we talk about in that week's episode. Bookshop is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. If you purchase a book from our list, we earn a commission & local, independent bookstores also earn money from your purchase.

~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, Amazon.co.uk, or the banner below to shop:


If you are in Canada, please click this link, Amazon.ca or the banner below to shop:


~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!

Find Us Online -
C.C. - (she/her)
~ on Instagram as CC_JavaPurl

Dami - (they/them)
~ on Instagram as damisdoodles

Pink Purl -
~on Instagram as pinkiepurl

JavaPurl Designs
~ JavaPurl Designs website

GGKCS -
~ our Facebook group ~ GGKCS Podcast / FlossTube
~ our Facebook page
~ email us: ggkcspodcast@gmail.com
~ on Apple Podcasts
~ on YouTube
~ Support the Podcast, Become a Patron

Until next time,

Monday, 29 March 2021

Episode 437 ~ In Which Click, Click, Click





Show Notes:

Intro -

On the Needles -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~Jeremy’s 2021 Birthday Socks - French Vanilla Cappuccino Socks by ME! on US1.5 (2.5mm), Sunsoaked Sister Everything Earth in the Blue Christmas Without You colourway
Project bag from Little Fish Stitches & Progress Keeper from Tilting Planet

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~2021 Preemie Hat #12 on US6 (4mm), Pandia's Jewels Hand Dyed Yarn 3-Ply Tweed in the Sleet colourway

~I'll have two coffees and two cherry danishes to go please Socks - I'll have two coffees and two cherry danishes to go please Socks by ME! on US1.5 (2.5mm), It's All About Ewe Fidalgo Sock in the Cherry Blossoms V 2.0 colourway

Flosstube -
Begins at timestamp 7:14

C.C. -
~Gilmore Girls Sampler by The Enablers Facebook Group
Project Bag from Forbidden Fibers

~Peruvian Cat's Reflection Sampler by PeruvianFlair ~ SAL starts 3-April-2021

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~WandaVision Hoodie from EnchantedWoodsCrafts

~Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - details for March here and for April 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 437 Bookshop List



January / February / March 2021 RAL - 15 minutes of reading daily challenge
* 86-90 of 90 days - 1 or more giveaways for eBook, everyone gets $1.20 off any single pattern coupon code & 86+ days RAL virtual badge
* 59-85 of 90 days - 1 or more giveaways for single pattern, everyone gets 59+ days RAL virtual badge
* #GGKRAL21


* #GGKRAL21

~ January / February / March
* 90 days - 10 entries
* 86-89 - 8 entries
* 59-85 - 5 entries

~ April / May / June
* 91 days - 10 entries
* 87-90 - 8 entries
* 60-86 - 5 entries

~ July / August / September
* 92 days - 10 entries
* 88-91 days - 8 entries
* 61-87 days - 5 entries

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

~ Read All 365 days - 10 bonus entries

~ Complete the Modern Mrs. Darcy 2021 Reading Challenge - 12 bonus entries [all or none] (we'll open a thread for you to post this in December 2021)

~The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk - 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

~Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey - C.C. finished reading

~The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon - C.C. finished reading

~Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon - C.C. finished reading

~We Shall Sing a Song Into the Deep by Andrew Kelly Stewart - C.C. is reading

~House Hunters

~Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - finished watching Season 7 & watching Season 8 & episodes for That’s Messed Up: An SVU Podcast

~The Masked Singer - watching Season 5

~WandaVision - finished watching

~The Falcon and the Winter Soldier - watching

~My Favourite Murder podcast

~Cabin Pressure

~Random Spotify Playlists

March / April / May Sheepy Spring AL -


*Runs from 1-March through 31-May

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

*No WIPS - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-March and finished no later than 31-May

*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 ggkcspodcast@gmail.com

*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 ggkcspodcast@gmail.com


Alpine Flowers Cross Stitch Kit from Hillary


Uru.Yarn by KnitCrate Chonky - 2 skeins of Petal - 2 winners will win 1 skein


Audine Wools by KnitCrate Sleek - 2 skeins of Unwind - 2 winners will win 1 skein


Honeyberry Studios Notebooks - 2 notebooks - 2 winners will win 1 notebook

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

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKCSSpring21

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-June 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 in our Facebook group so we can encourage each other along the way.

Ask the Geeks -
Originally asked/answered in 2017:
Ruthie asks:
C.C., who first taught you to knit, and what was your first project? I notice that you knit your socks using magic loop. I want to try sock knitting--is that the best way? Dami, I am guessing your mom taught you to knit, but what was your first project? Magic loop for you too?

Review -
Pom Pom Quarterly No. 36 Spring 2021

Misc. -

~Support the Podcast, Become A Patron



~Support the Podcast, Join us on YouTube



~Each week, we create a list on Bookshop of all the books we talk about in that week's episode. Bookshop is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. If you purchase a book from our list, we earn a commission & local, independent bookstores also earn money from your purchase.

~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, Amazon.co.uk, or the banner below to shop:


If you are in Canada, please click this link, Amazon.ca or the banner below to shop:


~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!

Find Us Online -
C.C. - (she/her)
~ on Instagram as CC_JavaPurl

Dami - (they/them)
~ on Instagram as damisdoodles

Pink Purl -
~on Instagram as pinkiepurl

JavaPurl Designs
~ JavaPurl Designs website

GGKCS -
~ our Facebook group ~ GGKCS Podcast / FlossTube
~ our Facebook page
~ email us: ggkcspodcast@gmail.com
~ on Apple Podcasts
~ on YouTube
~ Support the Podcast, Become a Patron

Until next time,

Saturday, 27 March 2021

April 2021 Crafty Photo A Day Challenge

We're playing with numbers in this month's edition of #GGKCraftyPAD! Now you might say, how am I going to find something for the number 29 (or any other number)? Be creative. How many rows have you knit? How many stitches are on the needle? How many stitches did you stitch? How many colours are in your project? How many more inches or centimetres do you need before you bind off? Or, I accomplished this on the 29th day of April. We're so excited to see what you come up with! Here's the prompts list for April 2021 Geeky Girls Knit Crafty Photo A Day Challenge.



So, how can you participate????
INSTAGRAM - Instagram is the primary arena for participating in this challenge. Simply take your photo, add a caption to it, tag it with the hashtag #GGKCraftyPAD and share it. By adding the hashtag #GGKCraftyPAD , others who are participating will be able to see the pictures that have been shared for the daily prompts. C.C. is on Instagram as CC_JavaPurl & Dami is on Instagram as damisdoodles so make sure to follow them if you haven't already.

How will you remember what the daily prompts are???? Again, there are several ways:
~Save the image above to your phone or your computer and check it daily. Maybe even make it your wallpaper.
~Bookmark this post in your web browser and come back daily for the next prompt.
~Save this monthly Google Calendar as a bookmark in your web browser or even add the Google Calendar to your own Google Calendars.
~Follow us on Instagram as CC_JavaPurl & on Instagram as damisdoodles as we'll be posting the prompt for that day at some point during the day.

Most of all, we just want to encourage you to be creative. We hope this is as fun for yall as it is for us!!! Can't wait to see your photos!

And don't forget, each week, we will choose our 5 favourite photos from Instagram and they will be shared in the podcast / FlossTube and show notes for the podcast following that prompt. There are so many great photos and we can't pick all of them, but we love looking at everyone's!


~Support the Podcast, Become A Patron



~Support the Podcast, Join us on YouTube



Each week, we create a list on Bookshop of all the books we talk about in that week's episode. Bookshop is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. If you purchase a book from our list, we earn a commission & local, independent bookstores also earn money from your purchase.

~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, Amazon.co.uk, or the banner below to shop:


If you are in Canada, please click this link, Amazon.ca or the banner below to shop:


~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!

Find Us Online -
C.C. - (she/her)
~ on Instagram as CC_JavaPurl

Dami - (they/them)
~ on Instagram as damisdoodles

Pink Purl -
~on Instagram as pinkiepurl

JavaPurl Designs
~ JavaPurl Designs website

GGKCS -
~ our Facebook group ~ GGKCS Podcast / FlossTube
~ our Facebook page
~ email us: ggkcspodcast@gmail.com
~ on Apple Podcasts
~ on YouTube
~ Support the Podcast, Become a Patron

Until next time,