Thursday, 19 April 2018

Episode 290 ~ In Which There’s Dragons





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~rusty gate socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Sara’s Texture Crafts Donegal 4ply in the Rusty Gate 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

~The Hubs' 2018 Birthday Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Patons North America Kroy Socks in the Grey brown marl colourway

~Baby Vertebrae for Daniel & Rebecca's Wee Lass on US4 (3.5mm) & US6 (4mm), Bernat Softee Baby Ombres & Prints in the Princess Pebbles colourway

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~tickled pink wrap on US 3 (3.25mm), Seven Sisters Arts Meridian

C.C. -
~2018 Preemie Hat #16 on US6 (4mm), Pandia's Jewels Hand Dyed Yarn Snug in the Hot Cocoa with Pink Marshmallows colourway & String Theory Colorworks Entanglement Self Striping in the Oxytocin colourway

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Seven Sisters Arts patterns in Tickled PINK

~ Tickled PINK ~ 2 designers, 4 indie dyers, 8 PINK-tastic patterns Pre-Orders
* Physical book with Ravelry eBook download code is $20.50 plus shipping ($4 to the US, $15 to the UK, $12 to Canada)

* eBook on Ravelry is $18.75
* Pre-Orders will ship no later than Thursday, 26-April
* Book Releases Thursday, 26-April
* Artwork by Julia of Pandia's Jewels

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









~Upcoming Events We'll Be Attending:
PNW Yarn Crawl on Thursday, 3-May-2018

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 Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux - Dami is listening on https://librivox.org

~The Glass Scientists (webcomic) by Sabrina Cotungo - Dami is reading


April/May/June Read-A-Long - 15 minutes of reading daily challenge - #GGKRAL18

88 of 91 days - 1 or more giveaways for eBook, everyone gets $1.20 off any single pattern coupon code & 88+ days RAL virtual badge
61 of 91 days - 1 or more giveaways for single pattern, everyone gets 61+ days RAL virtual badge

~Only Love Today: Reminders to Breathe More, Stress Less, and Choose Love by Rachel Macy Stafford - C.C. is reading

~Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter #1) by J.K. Rowling - C.C. is rereading with Harry Potter & the Sacred Text podcast

~Two Nights by Kathy Reichs - C.C. finished reading

~Virals Series by Kathy Reichs - C.C. finished reading Books 1-3

~Empire of Ivory (Temeraire #4) by Naomi Novik - C.C. finished reading

~For the Birds (Rose Gardner Investigations #2) by Denise Grover Swank - C.C. is reading

~Movies - Reap What You Sew: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery

~Charmed - watching Season 7

~A Series of Unfortunate Events - finished watching Season 2

~The Flash - watching Season 4

~The Blacklist - watching Season 5

~Criminal Minds - watching Season 13

~The Big Bang Theory - watching Season 11

~Supernatural - watching Season 13

~Arrow - watching Season 6

~Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - watching Season 5

~When Calls the Heart - watching Season 5

~Supergirl - watching Season 3

This is: Hamilton playlist


~Sara Bareilles playlist


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

*New Rule - for posting in the FO thread, your project must be at least 20yds/18.3m or be grouped in a single post with other projects that total at least 20yds/18.3m

*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


project bag from Wendy (thisyarnmom)


yarn from Cathy (knitterchow)


shawl pin from Cathy (knitterchow)


Butterfly needle case by Grace’s Cases with a set of interchangeable Knitter’s Pride Nova Platinas needles from Rhonda (DuellingNeedles)


Sheep bag by EweSewAnSew from Rhonda (DuellingNeedles)


Linen Butterflies Cardigan pattern from & designed by Monique (WindsweptMonique)

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

*Each project of at least 20yds/18.3m that you finish and post in the Ravelry Sheepy Spring AL **FO Thread** (2018) counts as 1 entry into the giveaways. For projects that use less than 20yds/18.3m of yarn, please see the new rule above.

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKSpring18

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

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Hillary (CraftyTextileLady) from Canada asks:
CC, you design lovely socks patterns that have all kinds of design elements in them but you personally knit lots and lots of vanilla socks. Why don’t you knit more complex socks for yourself/others? Short and sweet question, looking forward to the answer.

Misc. -
~Tartans & Theology - fundraiser hosted by Kate (librariankate7578) to send the Hubs, Dami, & I back to Edinburgh, Scotland, in July for the Hubs' PhD graduation ceremony

~Offering online essential oils workshops for you & your friends OR I can add you to a group with others. Send me an email: grande AT JavaPurlDesigns DOT com if you're interested.


~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:


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. -
~ on Ravelry as JavaPurl
~ Essential Oils
~ 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, 12 April 2018

Episode 289 ~ In Which We Introduce Pink Purl Almon!





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~tickled pink wrap on US 3 (3.25mm), Seven Sisters Arts Meridian

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

~The Hubs' 2018 Birthday Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Patons North America Kroy Socks in the Grey brown marl colourway

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~Socks for Mel ~ Pair 1 on US1.5 (2.5mm), Patons North America Kroy Socks in the Cadet colourway

~2018 Preemie Hat #14 on US6 (4mm), Patons North America Kroy Socks in the Cadet colourway & Knit Picks Palette in the Oyster Heather colourway

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Pink Purl Almon!!!!!!!!!!!!

~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.

~Suburban Stitcher & Abstract Fiber patterns in Tickled PINK

~ Tickled PINK ~ 2 designers, 4 indie dyers, 8 PINK-tastic patterns Pre-Orders
* Physical book with Ravelry eBook download code is $20.50 plus shipping ($4 to the US, $15 to the UK, $12 to Canada)

* eBook on Ravelry is $18.75
* Pre-Orders will ship no later than Thursday, 26-April
* Book Releases Thursday, 26-April
* Artwork by Julia of Pandia's Jewels

~GGK 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!

~The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux - Dami is listening on https://librivox.org

~The Glass Scientists (webcomic) by Sabrina Cotungo - Dami is reading


April/May/June Read-A-Long - 15 minutes of reading daily challenge - #GGKRAL18

88 of 91 days - 1 or more giveaways for eBook, everyone gets $1.20 off any single pattern coupon code & 88+ days RAL virtual badge
61 of 91 days - 1 or more giveaways for single pattern, everyone gets 61+ days RAL virtual badge

~Only Love Today: Reminders to Breathe More, Stress Less, and Choose Love by Rachel Macy Stafford - C.C. is reading

~Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter #1) by J.K. Rowling - C.C. is rereading with Harry Potter & the Sacred Text podcast

~Choppy Seas (A Rowan Gray Mystery Book 5) by Lily Harper Hart - C.C. finished reading

~Wicked Ghosts: A Harper Harlow and Ivy Morgan Mystery by Lily Harper Hart - C.C. finished reading

~Grim Tempest (Aisling Grimlock Book 8) by Amanda M. Lee - C.C. finished reading

~Magic Gifts (Kate Daniels #5.4) by Ilona Andrews - C.C. finished reading

~Gunmetal Magic (Kate Daniels #5.5) by Ilona Andrews - C.C. finished reading

~Hell's Belles Trilogy by Alison Claire - C.C. finished reading Books 1 & 2

~Outclassed: Spellslingers Academy of Magic (Warden of the West Book 2) by Annabel Chase - C.C. finished reading

~The Songbird Sisters (The Songbirds of Darling Bay #3) by Rachael Herron - C.C. finished reading

~Two Nights by Kathy Reichs - C.C. is reading

~Movies - Entrapment | Once Upon A Prince | Thor: Ragnarok | The Greatest Showman

~Charmed - finished watching Season 6 & watching Season 7

~A Series of Unfortunate Events - watching Season 2

~NCIS - watching Season 15

~NCIS: NO - watching Season 4

~The Blacklist - watching Season 5

~Criminal Minds - watching Season 13

~The Big Bang Theory - watching Season 11

~Supernatural - watching Season 13

~Arrow - watching Season 6

~Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - watching Season 5

~When Calls the Heart - watching Season 5

~NCIS: LA - watching Season 9

~Car playlist


This is: Hamilton playlist


~Sara Bareilles playlist


~Cabin Pressure

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

*New Rule - for posting in the FO thread, your project must be at least 20yds/18.3m or be grouped in a single post with other projects that total at least 20yds/18.3m

*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


project bag from Wendy (thisyarnmom)


yarn from Cathy (knitterchow)


shawl pin from Cathy (knitterchow)


Butterfly needle case by Grace’s Cases with a set of interchangeable Knitter’s Pride Nova Platinas needles from Rhonda (DuellingNeedles)


Sheep bag by EweSewAnSew from Rhonda (DuellingNeedles)


Linen Butterflies Cardigan pattern from & designed by Monique (WindsweptMonique)

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

*Each project of at least 20yds/18.3m that you finish and post in the Ravelry Sheepy Spring AL **FO Thread** (2018) counts as 1 entry into the giveaways. For projects that use less than 20yds/18.3m of yarn, please see the new rule above.

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKSpring18

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

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Rhonda (DuellingNeedles) from Pennsylvania asks:
Have either of you ladies ever tried working cables without a cable needle? I’m intrigued by the idea, but have yet to try it.

We mention: Grumperina Tutorial

Misc. -
~Essential Oil Study Application

~Offering online essential oils workshops for you & your friends OR I can add you to a group with others. Send me an email: grande AT JavaPurlDesigns DOT com if you're interested.


~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:


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. -
~ on Ravelry as JavaPurl
~ Essential Oils
~ 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, 5 April 2018

Episode 288 ~ In Which Yellow Means Step On the Gas





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~tickled pink wrap on US 3 (3.25mm), Seven Sisters Arts Meridian

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

~Socks for Mel ~ Pair 1 on US1.5 (2.5mm), Patons North America Kroy Socks in the Cadet colourway

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~2018 Preemie Hat #13 on US6 (4mm), Knit Picks Palette in the White colourway & Unknown Purple, White, Black Yarn

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Water bottle decal

~Neighborhood Fiber Co. patterns in Tickled PINK

~ Tickled PINK ~ 2 designers, 4 indie dyers, 8 PINK-tastic patterns Pre-Orders
* Physical book with Ravelry eBook download code is $20.50 plus shipping ($4 to the US, $15 to the UK, $12 to Canada)
* Physical book with Ravelry eBook download code, a custom glass stitch marker by Ann Tudor, & a button/badge designed by Julia of Pandia's Jewels is $26.50 plus shipping ($6 to the US, $23 to the UK, $18 to Canada)
* Physical book with Ravelry eBook download code, a custom glass stitch marker by Ann Tudor, & a button/badge designed by Julia of Pandia's Jewels plus optional 6"x9" Tickled PINK pouch designed by Julia of Pandia's Jewels is $39.50 plus shipping ($8 to the US, $25 to the UK, $20 to Canada)

* eBook on Ravelry is $18.75
* Deadline to Pre-Order Book with Goodies/Optional Pouch is Thursday, 5-April
* Pre-Orders will ship no later than Thursday, 26-April
* Book Releases Thursday, 26-April
* Artwork by Julia of Pandia's Jewels

~GGK 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!

~The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux - Dami is listening on https://librivox.org

~The Glass Scientists (webcomic) by Sabrina Cotungo - Dami is reading


~January/February/March RAL Winners Announced!


April/May/June Read-A-Long - 15 minutes of reading daily challenge - #GGKRAL18

88 of 91 days - 1 or more giveaways for eBook, everyone gets $1.20 off any single pattern coupon code & 88+ days RAL virtual badge
61 of 91 days - 1 or more giveaways for single pattern, everyone gets 61+ days RAL virtual badge

~Only Love Today: Reminders to Breathe More, Stress Less, and Choose Love by Rachel Macy Stafford - C.C. is reading

~Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter #1) by J.K. Rowling - C.C. is rereading with Harry Potter & the Sacred Text podcast

~Soulfinders Series by Maria V. Snyder - C.C. finished reading Book 3

~Missed Connections: A Riveting Mystery Series by Alexandria Clarke - C.C. finished reading Book 2

~Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple - C.C. finished reading

~Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford - C.C. finished reading

~Sugar Magic Murder (Sweetland Witch) by Zoe Arden - C.C. finished reading

~Outcast: Spellslingers Academy of Magic (Warden of the West Book 1) by Annabel Chase - C.C. finished reading

~A Snare of Vengeance (A Shade of Vampire #58) by Bella Forrest - C.C. finished reading

~Choppy Seas (A Rowan Gray Mystery Book 5) by Lily Harper Hart - C.C. is reading

~Movies - Home By Spring | Jesus Christ Superstar Live

~Charmed - watching Season 6

~A Series of Unfortunate Events - watching Season 2

~NCIS - watching Season 15

~NCIS: NO - watching Season 4

~Criminal Minds - watching Season 13

~The Big Bang Theory - watching Season 11

~Supernatural - watching Season 13

~Arrow - watching Season 6

~Blindspot - watching Season 3

~Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - watching Season 5

~When Calls the Heart - watching Season 5

~NCIS: LA - watching Season 9

~Spotify C.C. + Dami ♥ Musicals playlist


~Car playlist


~Hamilton Mixtape [explicit]

~Sara Bareilles playlist


~Hadestown Concept Album

~Cabin Pressure

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

*New Rule - for posting in the FO thread, your project must be at least 20yds/18.3m or be grouped in a single post with other projects that total at least 20yds/18.3m

*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


project bag from Wendy (thisyarnmom)


yarn from Cathy (knitterchow)


shawl pin from Cathy (knitterchow)


Butterfly needle case by Grace’s Cases with a set of interchangeable Knitter’s Pride Nova Platinas needles from Rhonda (DuellingNeedles)


Sheep bag by EweSewAnSew from Rhonda (DuellingNeedles)

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

*Each project of at least 20yds/18.3m that you finish and post in the Ravelry Sheepy Spring AL **FO Thread** (2018) counts as 1 entry into the giveaways. For projects that use less than 20yds/18.3m of yarn, please see the new rule above.

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKSpring18

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

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Sally (partygirl) from Scotland asks:
I have a question for both of you.

Where do you find inspiration for your wonderful knitting designs? Then after the inspiration, is the design process easy or challenging? Do you need to be good at maths to calculate sizes etc?

I enjoy knitting but wouldn’t know where to start in designing so am happy to leave it to experts like yourselves!

Misc. -
~Offering online essential oils workshops for you & your friends OR I can add you to a group with others. Send me an email: grande AT JavaPurlDesigns DOT com if you're interested.


~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:


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. -
~ on Ravelry as JavaPurl
~ Essential Oils
~ 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!