Thursday, 15 February 2018

Episode 281 ~ In Which We Wish You a Solemn Ash Wednesday & a Happy Valentine’s Day!





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~bashfully tickled pink socks on US 1.5 (2.5 mm), Suburban Stitcher Sock in the Bashful 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

~Shortie Fingerless Mitts Pair 4 on US3 (3.25mm), Knit Picks Palette in the Cream & Wheat Heather colourways

~Ravellenics 2018 Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Sock in the Birds in Paradise colourway


Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~Shortie Fingerless Mitts Pair 3 on US3 (3.25mm), Knit Picks Palette in the White & Bittersweet Heather colourways

~2018 Preemie Hat #6 on US6 (4mm), Ginger's Hand Dyed Sheepish Sock in The Royal Botanics colourway & String Theory Colorworks Entanglement Self Striping in the Dark Grey colourway

~Beach Cowl on US2.5 (3mm), Pandia’s Jewels Snug in the Brackett's Landing colourway

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Porg from Jenny (geaizee)

~bag from Wendy (thisyarnmom) for Spring AL prize

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

~Emma by Jane Austen - Dami finished reading

~The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux - Dami is reading

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


15 minutes of reading daily challenge
- #GGKRAL18

~Rising Strong by Brené Brown - C.C. is reading

~Being the STARfish by Neal Anderson - C.C. is reading

~The Girl Who Dared to Lead (The Girl Who Dared Series Book 5) by Bella Forrest - C.C. finished reading

~Freaky Places (A Mystic Caravan Mystery Book 5) by Amanda M. Lee - C.C. finished reading

~The Last Burning of New London by Danielle Myers - C.C. finished reading

~A Shade of Vampire 55: A City of Lies by Bella Forrest - C.C. is reading

~Movies - Very, Very Valentine | Cooking With Love | Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Road Less Traveled

~Charmed - finished watching Season 3 & watching Season 4

~Call the Midwife - watching Series 7

~Supergirl - watching Season 3

~NCIS - watching Season 15

~NCIS: NO - watching Season 4

~The Flash - watching Season 4

~The Blacklist - watching Season 5

~The Librarians - watching Season 4 - SEASON FINALE!!!!

~The X-Files - watching Season 11

~Death in Paradise - watching Series 7

~Supernatural - watching Season 13

~Arrow - watching Season 6

~Christy Nockels’ Be Held: Lullabies for the Beloved

~Homecoming Podcast & Harry Potter & the Sacred Text Podcast

~Anastasia OBCR

~Jekyll & Hyde OBCR

~Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary

~Cabin Pressure

December/January/February Winter Wonderland AL -



*Runs from 1-December through 28-February

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

*No WIPS - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-December and finished no later than 28-February

*New rule - for posting in the FO thread, small items that use less than 10g of yarn should be grouped together with other small items that use at least 10g of yarn total

*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


Geeky Girls Knit 5th Podiversary Progress Keeper from Ann Tudor


TARDIS pouch with Shakespeare stitch markers from The Stitching Plaza


Ginger Twist Studio Needle Gauge, Nessie Stitch Marker & 15g of Hilltop Cloud Silk Hankies


Unobtainables: Fake Elements, Real Knits by Allison Sarnoff & Heatherly Walker


2 Greeting Cards from Tilly Flop Designs

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

*Each project of more than 10g of yarn that you finish and post in the Ravelry Winter Wonderland AL **FO Thread** (2017/18) counts as 1 entry into the giveaways. For projects that use less than 10g of yarn, please see the new rule above.

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKWinter1718

*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, 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 Winter Wonderland AL Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Jenni (JenniFerReals) from Missouri asks:
What are the plans for your podcast when Dami goes to school? I’m curious if you’re going to change your day or if we’re only going to get to see Dami during school breaks or what?

AND!!!!

Shirley (Shirleyknits123) from Virginia asks:
Will you continue to Podcast when Dami goes to college? Or will you perhaps Podcast by yourself, or maybe trial podcast like The Periscoping Sisters or just wait and see? Thanks for the countless hours of keeping me company while I knit and crochet.

Misc. -

~Winner Announced!!! - I Knit New York edited by Kathleen Dames & Alice O'Reilly

~If you live in the greater Seattle area and own a yarn shop, shop at a yarn shop, host a knitting group, or attend a knitting group, my good friend & mentor Tara Swiger & I would love to come teach a natural solutions for knitters/crocheters workshop. Or if you want to host a natural solutions workshop for you & your friends or if you want to attend a workshop, we'd love to do that too. Email me at grande@JavaPurlDesigns.com to chat about this.


~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, 8 February 2018

Episode 280 ~ In Which I’m Actually Knitting





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~bashfully tickled pink socks on US 1.5 (2.5 mm), Suburban Stitcher Sock in the Bashful colourway

~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

~Shortie Fingerless Mitts Pair 3 on US3 (3.25mm), Knit Picks Palette in the White & Bittersweet Heather colourways

~Beach Cowl on US2.5 (3mm), Pandia’s Jewels Snug in the Brackett's Landing colourway

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~Shortie Fingerless Mitts Pair 2 on US3 (3.25mm), Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Serenity Sock Weight Prints in the Chili colourway

~2018 Preemie Hat #5 on US6 (4mm), Ginger's Hand Dyed BFL Rock Sock in the Birdie on the Shoulder colourway, Ginger's Hand Dyed Masham Mayhem 4ply in the Voyager & Jamaican Jewels colourways, & Nerd Girl Yarns Bounce & Stomp in the Sorry Not Sorry colourway

~PINK Stripey Socks for the Win! on US1.5 (2.5mm), String Theory Colorworks Entanglement Self Striping in the Oxytocin colourway

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Leia pins

~The Great Comet goes to Tokyo & Hamilton Seattle lottery

~yarn & notepad from Knit2gether

~yarn & alpacas from Allyn Yarn Shop

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

~Emma by Jane Austen - Dami is reading

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


15 minutes of reading daily challenge
- #GGKRAL18

~Rising Strong by Brené Brown - C.C. is reading

~Being the STARfish by Neal Anderson - C.C. is reading

~Witch Myth: A Yew Hollow Christmas by Alexandria Clarke - C.C. finished reading Books 1-2

~The Extinction Files Series by A.G. Riddle - C.C. finished reading Books 1-2

~The Girl Who Dared to Lead (The Girl Who Dared Series Book 5) by Bella Forrest - C.C. is reading

~Movies - My Secret Valentine

~Charmed - watching Season 3

~The Flash - watching Season 4

~Criminal Minds - watching Season 13

~The Blacklist - watching Season 5

~The Librarians - watching Season 4

~The X-Files - watching Season 11

~The Big Bang Theory - watching Season 11

~Death in Paradise - watching Series 7

~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

~Murdoch Mysteries - watching Season 11

~Christy Nockels’ Be Held: Lullabies for the Beloved

~Women’s Work Podcast

~Anastasia OBCR

~Jekyll & Hyde OBCR

~Newsies OBCR

~Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary

~Cabin Pressure

December/January/February Winter Wonderland AL -



*Runs from 1-December through 28-February

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

*No WIPS - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-December and finished no later than 28-February

*New rule - for posting in the FO thread, small items that use less than 10g of yarn should be grouped together with other small items that use at least 10g of yarn total

*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


Geeky Girls Knit 5th Podiversary Progress Keeper from Ann Tudor


TARDIS pouch with Shakespeare stitch markers from The Stitching Plaza


Ginger Twist Studio Needle Gauge, Nessie Stitch Marker & 15g of Hilltop Cloud Silk Hankies


Unobtainables: Fake Elements, Real Knits by Allison Sarnoff & Heatherly Walker


2 Greeting Cards from Tilly Flop Designs

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

*Each project of more than 10g of yarn that you finish and post in the Ravelry Winter Wonderland AL **FO Thread** (2017/18) counts as 1 entry into the giveaways. For projects that use less than 10g of yarn, please see the new rule above.

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKWinter1718

*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, 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 Winter Wonderland AL Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Kim (psychowholockian) from Texas asks:
CC, I’ve been watching your podcasts since June or July of 2017. (NOT long, but loving them) Anyway, I have watched past episodes and you talk about your zig zag blanket. I was wondering what needles you are using. You have probably already mentioned this and I just didn’t notice. I was wondering because I keep noticing straight needles with little pandas on them. Thanks for the great work every week.


Misc. -

~Reminder - I Knit New York edited by Kathleen Dames & Alice O'Reilly, To enter: Answer the question: Visit the I Knit New York Ravelry page, find your favourite pattern, & then go to the giveaway thread in our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast to tell us about it. We’ll keep the giveaway open until we record Episode 281 next week.

~If you live in the greater Seattle area and own a yarn shop, shop at a yarn shop, host a knitting group, or attend a knitting group, my good friend & mentor Tara Swiger & I would love to come teach a natural solutions for knitters/crocheters workshop. Or if you want to host a natural solutions workshop for you & your friends or if you want to attend a workshop, we'd love to do that too. Email me at grande@JavaPurlDesigns.com to chat about this.


~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, 1 February 2018

Episode 279 ~ In Which It’s Yall’s Selves





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

~PINK Stripey Socks for the Win! on US1.5 (2.5mm), String Theory Colorworks Entanglement Self Striping in the Oxytocin colourway

~Shortie Fingerless Mitts Pair 2 on US3 (3.25mm), Unknown Yarn

~Beach Cowl on US2.5 (3mm), Pandia’s Jewels Snug in the Brackett's Landing colourway

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~Babyccino Socks #1 on US3 (3.25mm), Bernat Softee Baby Ombres & Prints in the Prince Pebbles colourway

~Babyccino Socks #2 on US3 (3.25mm), Bernat Softee Baby Ombres & Prints in the Baby Baby colourway

~2018 Preemie Hat #4 on US6 (4mm), Ginger's Hand Dyed Masham Mayhem 4ply in the Voyager & Jamaican Jewels colourways and Shiny String Sock in the Corn colourway

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Pin from Ramona (ramonafirehorse) from Punky Pins

~bag from Ann Voskamp: blog | One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are | The Broken Way: A Daring Path into the Abundant Life / Sseko Designs


I Knit New York edited by Kathleen Dames & Alice O'Reilly
Giveaway - I Knit New York edited by Kathleen Dames & Alice O'Reilly, To enter: Answer the question: Visit the I Knit New York Ravelry page, find your favourite pattern, & then go to the giveaway thread in our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast to tell us about it. We’ll keep the giveaway open until we record Episode 281 in 2 weeks.

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

~Emma by Jane Austen - Dami is reading

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


15 minutes of reading daily challenge
- #GGKRAL18

~You Are a Bad***: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero - C.C. finished reading

~Rising Strong by Brené Brown - C.C. is reading

~Being the STARfish by Neal Anderson - C.C. is reading

~Royal Witch Curse (Sweetland Witch) by Zoe Arden - C.C. finished reading

~All Spell Breaks Loose (Spellbound Paranormal Cozy Mystery Book 10) by Annabel Chase - C.C. finished reading

~NeverSea: Echoes of the Lost by Jenetta Penner & David R. Bernstein - C.C. finished reading

~The Voice Inside (Frost Easton Book 2) by Brian Freeman - C.C. finished reading

~Witch Myth: A Yew Hollow Christmas - The Beginning by Alexandria Clarke - C.C. finished reading

~Movies - One Winter Weekend | Morning Show Mystery: Mortal Mishaps | Winter's Dream | Phantom of the Opera: 25th Anniversary at the Royal Albert Hall

~Charmed - watching Season 3

~Supergirl - watching Season 3

~NCIS - watching Season 15

~NCIS: NO - watching Season 4

~The Flash - watching Season 4

~Criminal Minds - watching Season 13

~The Librarians - watching Season 4

~The X-Files - watching Season 11

~Death in Paradise - watching Series 7

~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

~Call the Midwife - watching Series 7

~Murdoch Mysteries - watching Season 11

~Christy Nockels’ Be Held: Lullabies for the Beloved

~Anastasia OBCR

~Jekyll & Hyde OBCR

~Newsies OBCR

~Cabin Pressure

December/January/February Winter Wonderland AL -



*Runs from 1-December through 28-February

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

*No WIPS - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-December and finished no later than 28-February

*New rule - for posting in the FO thread, small items that use less than 10g of yarn should be grouped together with other small items that use at least 10g of yarn total

*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


Geeky Girls Knit 5th Podiversary Progress Keeper from Ann Tudor


TARDIS pouch with Shakespeare stitch markers from The Stitching Plaza


Ginger Twist Studio Needle Gauge, Nessie Stitch Marker & 15g of Hilltop Cloud Silk Hankies


Unobtainables: Fake Elements, Real Knits by Allison Sarnoff & Heatherly Walker


2 Greeting Cards from Tilly Flop Designs

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

*Each project of more than 10g of yarn that you finish and post in the Ravelry Winter Wonderland AL **FO Thread** (2017/18) counts as 1 entry into the giveaways. For projects that use less than 10g of yarn, please see the new rule above.

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKWinter1718

*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, 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 Winter Wonderland AL Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Joanna (whtangel8) from Arizona asks:
So I am watching your Vlogmas CC and in the parts where there is no talking you have on music. What is it? I know that Kay and Dan of the Bakery Bears Podcast use it at the end and she sings to the tune. However I do not know what that tune is and I like it.

Misc. -
~If you live in the greater Seattle area and own a yarn shop, shop at a yarn shop, host a knitting group, or attend a knitting group, my good friend & mentor Tara Swiger & I would love to come teach a natural solutions for knitters/crocheters workshop. Or if you want to host a natural solutions workshop for you & your friends or if you want to attend a workshop, we'd love to do that too. Email me at grande@JavaPurlDesigns.com to chat about this.


~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!