Thursday, 25 May 2017

Episode 244 ~ In Which It’s All About the Finales!





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~kuragin socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Easy Knits Deeply Wicked+ in the Neon Night 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

~Joss Wrap on US5 (3.75mm), Rohrspatz & Wollmeise Sockenwolle 80/20 Twin in the Nobody is perfect colourway & Rohrspatz & Wollmeise Wild Thing 80/20 Twin in the We’re Different colourway

~STASH DASH HIATUS - Friendly Fairy Footsteps Shortie Socks for Me on US 1.5 (2.5 mm), Strawberry Fields Yarns Take a Hike in the Fairy Footsteps colourway

~Happy 6th Birthday Noah! Socks on US 1.5 (2.5 mm), Third Vault Yarns Librarian Sock in the Espresso Con Panna colourway & West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4ply Cocktail Collection in the Blue Lagoon colourway

~Wedding Bunting Triangles for Jess on US 6 (4mm), See project page for colourways used

~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

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~2017 Preemie Hat #21 on US6 (4mm), Jonelle baby 4-ply in the Light Blue & White colourways

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Thank you!!!!!!
What's left in the destash?

~Jane Eyre - Bristol Old Vic

~Great Comet Original Broadway Cast Recording

~The Great Comet Music Video: Dust and Ashes featuring Josh Groban


~But I Think I Came Up With Magician Socks (Doctor Who Inspired) releasing today (25-May)!!!!

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









Events We'll Be Attending:


*Indie Burgh Craft Crawl - Saturday, 17-June-2017, 10am – 6pm + After-party

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!

~The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood - Dami is reading

~Soul Bare: Stories of Redemption by Various Authors - C.C. is reading

~The All Souls Real-Time Reading Companion by Deborah Harkness - C.C. is rereading Shadow of Night in real-time

~The Kingfountain Series by Jeff Wheeler - C.C. finished reading Books 1-3 & is reading the prequel

~Andromeda - watching Season 1

~Sanctuary - rewatching Season 2

~Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Season 4 finale

~NCIS - Season 14 finale

~NCIS: NO - Season 3 finale

~Blindspot - Season 2 finale

~Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders - Season 2 finale

~Supernatural - Season 12 finale

~The Blacklist - Season 4 finale

~Doctor Who - watching Series 10

~Elementary - Season 5 finale

~Supergirl - Season 2 finale

~Spotify C.C. + Dami ♥ Musicals playlist


~Great Comet Original Broadway Cast Recording

~Dave’s track-by-track Comet playlists

March/April/May Sheepy Spring AL -



*Runs from 1-March through 31-May

*Details - any project you knit/crochet/weave/spin 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

*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 geekygirlsknit@gmail.com


a set of 6 sheep stitch markers from Ann Tudor


3 skeins of Fiberlady Makicot in the Relaxing colorway (donated by Jilly)


Fantasea yarn + Blue Seas stitch markers from Gothika Yarnz on Etsy (donated by Danielle)


Blue tulip stitch markers from Knitting in France on Etsy (donated by Bogga)


3-in-1 Special Needle Charm & Stitch holder (from us)


Gnome Acres Keyskein + Susan Bates finishing needles (donated by Kelly)


a skein of yarn of the winner’s choice from NapiersKnits on Etsy


a spring themed project bag from Stitching Plaza on Etsy


a set of inspirational progress keepers from Stitching Plaza on Etsy


a keychain, zipper pull, & stitch marker necklace set from Sarah (lilangelsg2)


a copy of the Mommy's Tunic pattern from Monique (WindsweptMonique)

*Each project you finish and post counts as 1 entry into the giveaway

*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 Sheepy Spring AL **FO Thread** (2017) & tag your project page with the following tag #GGKSS17

*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 There is a Sheepy Spring AL Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

The Awesomest AL in the Galaxy! -



*Co-hosting with Jilly (veganjilly) of The Knitting Broomstick Podcast

*Runs from 1-May through 30-June

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

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

*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 veganjilly or Email us at geekygirlsknit@gmail.com


Snitch necklace + locking stitch markers (from KellyChron)


Doctor Who project bag from Mel (theyarntreeUK) of TheYarnTreeUK on Etsy


Star Wars project bag from Jennie (owlaboutyarn) of OwlAboutYarn on Etsy


Firefly project bag from Joy (knitnick) of Spinners End Studio on Etsy


2 Coffee With C.C. (and Dami Too) drawstring project bags (2 winners each win 1 bag) from us


Star Trek project from Jennie (owlaboutyarn) of OwlAboutYarn on Etsy


Doctor Who project bag Joy (knitnick) of Spinners End Studio on Etsy


Geek project bag from Sam (stealthdragon) of KnitRunDig on Etsy


1 skein of Mint Rain Hand Dyed Yarn Twist Sock in "The Jedi Were Real" Star Wars inspired colorway (from Jilly)


1 skein of Pandia's Jewels Snug yarn in "It's Them Aliens, I'll Bet My Pension!" Doctor Who inspired colorway (from Jilly)


1 Doctor Who inspired River Song/ 11th Doctor project bag made by Addicted to Sock Knitting with fabric designed by Julia of Pandia's Jewels (from Jilly)


1 Doctor Who inspired Exploding TARDIS project bag by SewFlo (from Jilly)


1 pink kitty project clutch by madbird (from Jilly)

*Each project you finish and post counts as 1 entry into the giveaway

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

*The Awesomest AL in the Galaxy Chatter Thread is in The Knitting Broomstick Podcast group on Ravelry

*Must post a photo of your finished project in the Geeky Girls Knit Ravelry Group The Awesomest AL in the Galaxy **FO Thread** (2017)

* #awesomestGGKTKB

*We'll be drawing for prize winners for as many of the prizes we're shipping out as possible on the podcast we record on Wednesday, 31-May-2017.

*The prizes that Jilly or the sponsor is shipping out will be drawn on the first podcast of July as previously announced.


*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!

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Jayne (jcstormy) from Wisconsin asks:
Dami, I am wondering if you’ve been homeschooled all your life, or just since moving Edinburgh? Regardless, has your high school curriculum been based off of US Education Standards, or England Education Standards. Was attending a Scottish high school an option, or because you are only there on a Visa was this not an option. Congratulations on completing high school! I’m guessing the past few years have been a bit more challenging, but what an accomplishment!!

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


~Summertime & the Living is Easy AL starts 1-June-2017 - If you’d like to donate a prize, PM JavaPurl or Email us at geekygirlsknit@gmail.com

~Upcoming podcast dates -
Episode 245 - as normal on Thursday, 1-June
Episode 246 - as normal on Thursday, 8-June
Episode 247 - a day later on Friday, 16-June
Episode 248 - most likely 1-2 days later than normal (just depends on how we recover from moving & jetlag)


~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, 18 May 2017

Episode 243 ~ In Which We Have Big News!





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~kuragin socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Easy Knits Deeply Wicked+ in the Neon Night 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

~Joss Wrap on US5 (3.75mm), Rohrspatz & Wollmeise Sockenwolle 80/20 Twin in the Nobody is perfect colourway & Rohrspatz & Wollmeise Wild Thing 80/20 Twin in the We’re Different colourway

~Friendly Fairy Footsteps Shortie Socks for Katy & for Me on US 1.5 (2.5 mm), Strawberry Fields Yarns Take a Hike in the Fairy Footsteps colourway

~Wedding Bunting Triangles for Jess on US 6 (4mm), See project page for colourways used

~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

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~2017 Preemie Hat #20 on US6 (4mm), Patons UK Fab DK in the Pebble colourway

Yummies (our current favourite things) -

~IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


~Yarn destash in our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast - Saturday, 20-May, at 5pm BST (9am PDT, 10am MDT, 11am CDT, Noon EDT)

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









Events We'll Be Attending:


*Indie Burgh Craft Crawl - Saturday, 17-June-2017, 10am – 6pm + After-party

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!

~The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood - Dami is reading

~Soul Bare: Stories of Redemption by Various Authors - C.C. is reading

~The All Souls Real-Time Reading Companion by Deborah Harkness - C.C. is rereading Shadow of Night in real-time

~Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte - C.C. finished rereading

~Ghostly Wrecks (A Harper Harlow Mystery #6) by Lily Harper Hart - C.C. finished reading

~The Gender Plan (The Gender Game #6) by Bella Forrest - C.C. finished reading

~The Bigfoot Blunder (Charlie Rhodes Mystery #1) by Amanda M. Lee - C.C. finished reading

~To Spell & Back (Fate Weaver Series Book #3) by Erin Lynn - C.C. finished reading

~No One to Trust by Iris Johansen - C.C. finished reading

~Movies - To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters

~Andromeda - watching Season 1

~Sanctuary - finished rewatching Season 1 & rewatching Season 2

~Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - watching Season 4

~NCIS - watching Season 14

~NCIS: NO - watching Season 3

~Blindspot - watching Season 2

~Criminal Minds - Season 12 finale

~Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders - watching Season 2

~Supernatural - watching Season 12

~The Big Bang Theory - Season 10 finale

~The Blacklist - watching Season 4

~Doctor Who - watching Series 10

~NCIS: LA - Season 8 finale

~Elementary - watching Season 5

~Supergirl - watching Season 2

~Spotify C.C. + Dami ♥ Musicals playlist


~Hadestown & Why We Build The Wall (EP - Selections from Hadestown. The Myth. The Musical. Live Original Cast Recording)

~PROLOGUE/LETTERS/PIERRE/THE BALL/THE DUEL

~Dave’s track-by-track Comet playlists

March/April/May Sheepy Spring AL -



*Runs from 1-March through 31-May

*Details - any project you knit/crochet/weave/spin 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

*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 geekygirlsknit@gmail.com


a set of 6 sheep stitch markers from Ann Tudor


3 skeins of Fiberlady Makicot in the Relaxing colorway (donated by Jilly)


Fantasea yarn + Blue Seas stitch markers from Gothika Yarnz on Etsy (donated by Danielle)


Blue tulip stitch markers from Knitting in France on Etsy (donated by Bogga)


3-in-1 Special Needle Charm & Stitch holder (from us)


Gnome Acres Keyskein + Susan Bates finishing needles (donated by Kelly)


a skein of yarn of the winner’s choice from NapiersKnits on Etsy


a spring themed project bag from Stitching Plaza on Etsy


a set of inspirational progress keepers from Stitching Plaza on Etsy


a keychain, zipper pull, & stitch marker necklace set from Sarah (lilangelsg2)


a copy of the Mommy's Tunic pattern from Monique (WindsweptMonique)

*Each project you finish and post counts as 1 entry into the giveaway

*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 Sheepy Spring AL **FO Thread** (2017) & tag your project page with the following tag #GGKSS17

*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 There is a Sheepy Spring AL Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

The Awesomest AL in the Galaxy! -



*Co-hosting with Jilly (veganjilly) of The Knitting Broomstick Podcast

*Runs from 1-May through 30-June

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

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

*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 veganjilly or Email us at geekygirlsknit@gmail.com


Snitch necklace + locking stitch markers (from KellyChron)


Doctor Who project bag from Mel (theyarntreeUK) of TheYarnTreeUK on Etsy


Star Wars project bag from Jennie (owlaboutyarn) of OwlAboutYarn on Etsy


Firefly project bag from Joy (knitnick) of Spinners End Studio on Etsy


2 Coffee With C.C. (and Dami Too) drawstring project bags (2 winners each win 1 bag) from us


Star Trek project from Jennie (owlaboutyarn) of OwlAboutYarn on Etsy


Doctor Who project bag Joy (knitnick) of Spinners End Studio on Etsy


Geek project bag from Sam (stealthdragon) of KnitRunDig on Etsy


1 skein of Mint Rain Hand Dyed Yarn Twist Sock in "The Jedi Were Real" Star Wars inspired colorway (from Jilly)


1 skein of Pandia's Jewels Snug yarn in "It's Them Aliens, I'll Bet My Pension!" Doctor Who inspired colorway (from Jilly)


1 Doctor Who inspired River Song/ 11th Doctor project bag made by Addicted to Sock Knitting with fabric designed by Julia of Pandia's Jewels (from Jilly)


1 Doctor Who inspired Exploding TARDIS project bag by SewFlo (from Jilly)


1 pink kitty project clutch by madbird (from Jilly)

*Each project you finish and post counts as 1 entry into the giveaway

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

*The Awesomest AL in the Galaxy Chatter Thread is in The Knitting Broomstick Podcast group on Ravelry

*Must post a photo of your finished project in the Geeky Girls Knit Ravelry Group The Awesomest AL in the Galaxy **FO Thread** (2017)

* #awesomestGGKTKB

*We'll be drawing for prize winners for as many of the prizes we're shipping out as possible on the podcast we record on Wednesday, 31-May-2017.

*The prizes that Jilly or the sponsor is shipping out will be drawn on the first podcast of July as previously announced.


*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!

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Mary (jamn2knit) from Florida asks:
I know you answered similar questions in your last episode “pink heffelumps” in regards to visiting Scotland and yarn shops. My kids (19 and 23) and I are planning to travel to Ireland, Scotland and England late February/ early March 2018. I know most people go during the warmer, tourist months but we want to avoid the “tourist ” time. I also understand the weather will not be ideal but that’s what wool socks and sweaters are for, right? We’re looking at approximately 3-4 days in Dublin and the surrounding area, 2-3 days in Edinburgh, a train to London and stay there for a day or two until we return home.

Now for my question, would you still recommend someone visit during that time period or not? Dami, I would like your thoughts on this, as well. At least I know what yarn shops to visit in Edinburgh, but I can’t remember if you suggested any in London. I’ve been told there aren’t many in Ireland but I’ll still take a look. I’m thinking we’ll do some sightseeing and museums or just walking around during the day and check out the local pubs in the evening, where I’m looking forward to experience the atmosphere while knitting.

We mention: London Craft Guide by Yarn in the City & Episode 103 ~ In Which We Properly Terrified Damaris, Episode 157 ~ In Which Cats, Cats, Cats, Cats, Cats, & Episode 237 ~ In Which There’s PINK Heffalumps Inside!!!

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


~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!