Thursday, 20 July 2017

Episode 251 ~ In Which It’s the Podcast That Never Ends





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~hades scarf on US6 (4mm), Ginger’s Hand Dyed Sheepish DK in the Moon River colourway

~5th podiversary sample on US1.5 (2.5mm), Owl About Yarn Sparkle Owl in a secret colourway

C.C. -
~Ferret Face Socks for Dami on US1.5 (2.5 mm), Rusty Ferret Yarns RF Quadrupole in the Ferret Face colourway

~IBCC 2017 Shawl on US5 (3.75mm), Pandia's Jewels Hand Dyed Yarn Super Sparkle in the Pink Fluffy Llamicorn colourway

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~6th Birthday Hat for Wyatt on US2.5 (3mm), Bijou Spun by Bijou Basin Ranch Himalayan Trail (75/25 Yak & Merino) in the Autumn colourway

~2017 Preemie Hat #29 on US6 (4mm), Abstract Fiber SuperSock in the Waterlillies colourway

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Doctor Who - 13th Doctor!!!!! Jodie Whittaker from Broadchurch

~Heart of the Mitten, an online store & yarn shop in Michigan, is now the exclusive US retailer of Dale Garn. The newest Dale Garn yarn, Lerke Pluss, is a shop exclusive available in a gorgeous palette of solid colors! Lerke Pluss is a 53/47 blend of Merino wool and Egyptian cotton, perfect for year-round projects!

~Coffee Shop Palette Yarn Sampler from KnitPicks for the Harmonize Special Edition by Rosemary (Romi) Hill #3PartHarmonyKAL

~art supplies from Colleen

~GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - details July 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!

~Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë - Dami is reading

~Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert - C.C. is reading

~Landon Calling (A Wicked Witches of the Midwest Short) by Amanda M. Lee - C.C. finished reading

~The Gender End (The Gender Game, #7) by Bella Forrest - C.C. finished reading

~Arrow - finished watching Season 5

~Death in Paradise - finished watching Series 1 & watching Series 2

~Great Comet Original Broadway Cast Recording

~The Hunchback of Notre Dame 2016

~Michael Bublé

~Anastasia Original Broadway Cast Recording

~Moana

~Frozen

~Hamilton

June/July/August Summertime & the Living is Easy AL -



*Runs from 1-June through 31-August

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

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

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

*Prizes: If you’d like to donate a prize, PM JavaPurl or Email us at geekygirlsknit@gmail.com


Rainbow heart stitch markers from Ann Tudor


Books project bag from The Stitching Plaza


TARDIS pouch + Shakespeare stitch markers from The Stitching Plaza


Blacker Yarns Tamar DK in the Lerryn colourway


Wonder Woman pouch from KnitRunDig

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Lego stitch markers from Kimarie’s Knit Knacks


winner’s choice of a skein of Platinum or Sparkle yarn on any repeatable colourway from Love Bugs Yarns


a skein of yarn of the winner’s choice from Napiers Knits

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

*Each project you finish and post in the Ravelry Summertime & the Living is Easy AL **FO Thread** (2017) counts as 1 entry into the giveaways

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKSummertime17

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-September 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 Summertime & the Living is Easy AL Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Cay (SOEDragon) from Maryland asks:
C.C., I notice you knit a lot of shawls. Shawls are my favorite thing to knit and I wear one nearly every day. I’m starting to get quite a collection going but I’m struggling with how to store them. They fall off hangers in the closet and I hate having to dig through drawers and bins to find the one I want. So, I was wondering how do you store your shawls?

This isn't the exact organiser we mentioned, but it's pretty close. Organiser

Review -


The Sweater Collection by Kathleen Dames


Giveaways -

Winner Announced - Beach Hut Socks by Zoe Carter



To enter: Go to our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast, find the giveaway thread, & tell us your favourite episode title from the last 250 episodes. You can find a list of all the episode titles here. Winners will be announced in Episode 252.



Nala's Shawl by Amanda Rate

To enter: Go to our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast, find the giveaway thread, & tell us what yarn you would knit this shawl with. Winner will be announced in Episode 253.

Misc. -
~Striations-A-Long in the JavaPurl Designs Ravelry Group - 1-May-2017 to 31-July-2017 - hosted by our VA Deb (scienceknitster)


~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, Amazon.co.uk, 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. -
~ on Ravelry as JavaPurl
~ on Fitbit as user 2F8K2V
~ on Instagram as cc_almon

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

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

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

Until next time,
Happy Knitting!

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Episode 250 ~ In Which We Made It To 250!!!!!





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~hades scarf on US6 (4mm), Ginger’s Hand Dyed Sheepish DK in the Moon River colourway

C.C. -
~Ferret Face Socks for Dami on US1.5 (2.5 mm), Rusty Ferret Yarns RF Quadrupole in the Ferret Face colourway

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~2017 Preemie Hat #28 on US6 (4mm), Nerd Girl Yarns Bounce & Stomp in the Looking through a telescope colourway & Adelaide Cottage Yarns Donegal in the Kindred Spirit colourway

~Ferret Face Socks for Me on US1.5 (2.5 mm), Rusty Ferret Yarns RF Quadrupole in the Ferret Face colourway

~It has always been forever for me, Sassenach Shawl (Outlander Inspired) on US4 (3.5mm), Ginger's Hand Dyed Masham Mayhem 4ply in the Voyager & Jamaican Jewels colourways

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~250th episode cake!

~Bijou Basin Ranch parcel


~Outlander Shawl Kit

Pre-orders will last until the limited number of kits have been ordered or Saturday, 15-July, whichever comes first! Don't miss it!

~GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - details July 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!

~Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë - Dami is reading

~Looking for Lovely: Collecting the Moments That Matter by Annie F. Downs - C.C. finished reading

~Shade of Vampire 45 & 46 by Bella Forrest - C.C. finished reading

~Desperate Covenant (Dying Covenant Trilogy Book 2) by Amanda M. Lee - C.C. finished reading

~Wicked Winter (An Ivy Morgan Mystery Book 8) by Lily Harper Hart - C.C. finished reading

~Arrow - watching Season 5

~Spotify C.C. + Dami ♥ Musicals playlist


~Great Comet Original Broadway Cast Recording

~The Hunchback of Notre Dame 2016

June/July/August Summertime & the Living is Easy AL -



*Runs from 1-June through 31-August

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

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

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

*Prizes: If you’d like to donate a prize, PM JavaPurl or Email us at geekygirlsknit@gmail.com


Rainbow heart stitch markers from Ann Tudor


Books project bag from The Stitching Plaza


TARDIS pouch + Shakespeare stitch markers from The Stitching Plaza


Blacker Yarns Tamar DK in the Lerryn colourway


Wonder Woman pouch from KnitRunDig

>
Lego stitch markers from Kimarie’s Knit Knacks


winner’s choice of a skein of Platinum or Sparkle yarn on any repeatable colourway from Love Bugs Yarns


a skein of yarn of the winner’s choice from Napiers Knits

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

*Each project you finish and post in the Ravelry Summertime & the Living is Easy AL **FO Thread** (2017) counts as 1 entry into the giveaways

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKSummertime17

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-September 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 Summertime & the Living is Easy AL Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Denise (fuzziekit)Denise (fuzziekit) from Michigan asks:
Hello ladies. First I want to say you continue to inspire me with #ggkcraftypad. I find myself writing, photographing, and drawing in a spectacular fashion because of it. Watching Dami doodle is a throw back to my childhood (which was far too long ago.)
So, this question/s is/are for Dami…
What is your favorite medium to work in? I see pen and possibly pencil. Have you used any other medium, such as watercolor, pastels, markers? If so what is your favorite? And besides knitting, what is your favorite three denominational form of artwork? Do you do any other forms of three denominational art, like clay or paper mache?
From one artist to another I am curious.
yours truly Deii (pronounced like the letter D)

Review -

Lorelei’s Journey: Knits for (Mermaid) Dolls and those who Love Them by Jessica Anderson


250th Episode Giveaway -

To enter: Go to our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast, find the giveaway thread, & tell us your favourite episode title from the last 250 episodes. You can find a list of all the episode titles here. Winner will be announced in Episode 252.

Misc. -
~Striations-A-Long in the JavaPurl Designs Ravelry Group - 1-May-2017 to 31-July-2017 - hosted by our VA Deb (scienceknister)


Beach Hut Socks by Zoe Carter

Zoe is offering 1 winner a copy of the pattern. To enter: Go to our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast, find the giveaway thread, & answer the question: Do you prefer the beach or the mountains for a holiday adventure? Winner will be announced in Episode 251.


~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, Amazon.co.uk, 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. -
~ on Ravelry as JavaPurl
~ on Fitbit as user 2F8K2V
~ on Instagram as cc_almon

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

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

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

Until next time,
Happy Knitting!