Thursday, 11 May 2017

Episode 242 ~ In Which It’s FAN-tastic!





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

~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 -
~doctordonna socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), The Yarn Tree Silver Sparkle Sock in The Doctor Donna colourway

C.C. -
~2017 Preemie Hat #19 on US6 (4mm), Eden Cottage Yarns Langdale SW Aran in the Algae colourway & 2 unknown purple yarns

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~parcel from Carolyn (wildhappycolor) of Wild Happy Color on Etsy - coupon code thankyou10 for 10% off order

~Besties Girls’ Trip to York

~Psych: The Movie coming to USA Network this December

~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

~Never Unfriended: The Secret to Finding & Keeping Lasting Friendships by Lisa-Jo Baker - C.C. is reading

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

~A Maddie Graves Mystery Series by Lily Harper Hart - C.C. finished reading Books 5-9

~The Breaker (Spellshadow Manor #2) by Bella Forrest - C.C. finished reading

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

~Movies - Beauty & the Beast

~Andromeda - watching Season 1

~Sanctuary - rewatching Season 1

~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 - watching Season 12

~Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders - watching Season 2

~Supernatural - Season 12

~The Big Bang Theory - watching Season 10

~The Blacklist - watching Season 4

~Doctor Who - watching Series 10

~NCIS: LA - watching Season 8

~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

~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

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-July 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!

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Jenn (Junip) from Colorado asks:
I have a question for Dami. I know you are into musicals and I was wondering if you have watched/if you like Steven Sondheim’s work. If you have I would like to know what you think and if applicable, what your favorite is.

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


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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
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Until next time,
Happy Knitting!

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