Thursday, 17 December 2015

Episode 171 ~ In Which It’s All About the YouTube Videos





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Both -
~Doctor Who Baby Blanket - Take 2 on US6 (4mm), West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley Aran in the Charcoal, Light Brown, Forest Green, Rust, + Plum colourways + West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley DK in the White, Grey, Blue, Cardamom, + Nutmeg colourways

Damaris -
~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

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

~2016 Birthday Socks for Izzy on US1.5 (2.5mm), Pandia's Jewels Hand Dyed Yarn & Fiber Snug in the It's Them Aliens! 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

Finished Projects -
Damaris -
~None

C.C. -
~2015 Top Down Preemie Hat #50 on US6 (4mm), Hayfield Bonus Chunky in the Sunflower colourway + King Cole Merino Blend Aran in the Purple colourway

~Fly Away With the Doctor on US7 (4.5mm), West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley Aran in the Charcoal, Light Brown, Forest Green, Rust, + Plum colourways + West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley DK in the White, Grey, Blue, Cardamom, + Nutmeg colourways

~Holly Berry Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4-Ply in the Holly Berry colourway

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Hamilton on Jeopardy


~Street of Light

~Stitch markers from Morgan (morg235) of One Hook Double Stitch

~Dick Van Dyke’s 90th birthday flash mob


~Star Trek: Beyond Trailer


~X-Men: Apocalypse Trailer


~Independence Day: Resurgence Trailer


~Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Trailer


~Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jonathan Groff on Colbert




~Wilf Sale starts this Friday, 18-December


~Winter Camp 2016 headed up by Sarah of The Canadian Knitter Podcast, deadline to sign up is 20-Dec, runs from January to March, points based on yarn used, bonus points for colours, theme, + featured designers

~GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - for December 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 - Damaris is reading/listening to

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

~Out of Sorts: Making Peace with an Evolving Faith by Sarah Bessey - C.C. is reading

~The Elemental Series by Shannon Mayer - C.C finished reading Recurve, Break Water, + Fire Storm (next book comes out in February)

~Divergent Series by Veronica Roth - C.C. finished rereading Divergent + is rereading Insurgent

~Movies - Miss Representation, Cabaret, Star Wars 1-5, The Bourne Legacy

~Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - rewatching Season 3

~Star Trek: Voyager - rewatching Season 2

~Supernatural - finished watching Season 9 & watching Season 10


~Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - watching Season 3

~Criminal Minds - watching Season 11

~The Big Bang Theory - watching Season 9

~Bones - watching Season 11

~Elementary - watching Season 4

~Haven - watching final 13 episodes of Season 5 (final season)

~The Librarians - watching Season 2

~NCIS:LA - watching Season 7

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 geekygirlsknit@gmail.com


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 -
Cae (SOEDragon) from Delaware asks:
Hi ladies! I’ve found myself on a hat knitting binge lately. I just finished a knit night hat and I’m currently working on Graham hat. Any suggestions on other must knit hat patterns?

We mention:
Tin Can Knits - Bumble Hat and Barley Hat
Katie Mack - Sugar Maple Hat
Mel Ski - Drizzle
Jared Flood - Turn A Square Hat
Katharina Nopp - Wurm Hat

Review -

Katya Frankel (bingeknitter) recently released Autumn Essentials 2015: Flatland. 3 pattern eBook, £5.25 on Ravelry.

Giveaways -
~Giveaway Winners Announced - 3 sets of Christmas cards/bookmarks/notebook from Amy’s Not Dead Yet. 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!


~New giveaway - Morgan (morg235) of One Hook Double Stitch http://OneHookDoubleStitch.etsy.com 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.

Misc. -

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~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

Damaris -
~ on Ravelry as damaris-abitweird
~ on Twitter as d_isabitgroovy
~ on Fitbit as user 2Y8TJC
~ on Instagram as d_isabitgroovy
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Geeky Girls Knit -
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Until next time,
Happy Knitting!

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