Thursday, 12 October 2017

Episode 263 ~ In Which She’s Almost 18!





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~Tickled Pink Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Neighborhood Fiber Co.

C.C. -
~Autumn Leaves Socks for Me on US1.5 (2.5mm), Owl About Yarn Cuddly Owl Sock Autumn Leaves Sock Blank

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~Miss Winkle for Jeanne on US2.5 (3mm), Neighborhood Fiber Co. Rustic Fingering in the Shaw colourway

~2017 Preemie Hat #41 on US6 (4mm), Neighborhood Fiber Co. Rustic Fingering in the Shaw colourway & Malabrigo Yarn Sock in the Lettuce colourway

~Tickled Pink Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Abstract Fiber Super Sock+

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Hadestown OCR

~Cat mugs/spoons & diffuser from Katy & family

~Leslie Wind stuff

~Birthday Sale


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









~Upcoming Events We'll Be Attending:

~Vogue Knitting LIVE - Friday, 3-November, through Sunday, 5-November-2017

~Knit Fit! - Saturday, 11-November, through, Sunday, 12-November-2017

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 Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo - Dami is reading

~Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely by Lysa TerKeurst - C.C. is reading

~Wisteria Witches Series by Angela Pepper - C.C. finished reading Books 3-4

~Grave Paths (A Maddie Graves Mystery Book 11) by Lily Harper Hart - C.C. finished reading

~Grim Rising (Aisling Grimlock Book 7) by Amanda M. Lee - C.C. finished reading

~Magic & Mischief (Starry Hollow Witches Book 3) by Annabel Chase - C.C. finished reading

~The Secret of Spellshadow Manor 6: The Spell by Bella Forrest - C.C. finished reading

~Sweetland Witch Series by Zoe Arden - C.C. finished reading Books 1-3 & is reading Book 4

~Movies - Newsies | Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Home Again | Northpole & Northpole: Open for Christmas | Eat, Drink, & Be Buried: A Gourmet Detective Mystery

~Good Witch - finished watching Season 3

~The Flash - watching Season 3

~Wayward Pines - finished watching series

~Murdoch Mysteries - watching Season 11

~NCIS - watching Season 15

~NCIS: NO - watching Season 4

~The Blacklist - watching Season 5

~Criminal Minds - watching Season 13

~Doc Martin - watching Series 8

~NCIS: LA - watching Season 9

~The Big Bang Theory - watching Season 11

~Supergirl - watching Season 3

~Outlander - watching Season 3

~Christy Nockels’ new album Be Held: Lullabies for the Beloved

~Hadestown OCR

September/October/November Artistic Autumnal AL -



*Runs from 1-September through 30-November

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

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

*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


Charlie Brown needle holder(from Kimarie’s Knit Knacks) & Autumnal Stitch Markers


Gnome Acres Stars Hollow (from KellyChron)


Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 8 (from Ramonafirehorse)


Nala's Big Sister Shawl by Amanda Rate


Bicycle project bag from KnitRunDig (gently used) + Harry Potter Wand keychain


Embroidery Tote Bag from Edinburgh Yarn Festival


Beach Hut Socks by Zoe Carter


a Ravelry pattern of up to $6 donated by an anonymous sponsor


coffee project bag from January Designs Co.


Doctor Who project bag from January Designs Co.

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

*Each project you finish and post in the Ravelry Artistic Autumnal AL **FO Thread** (2017) counts as 1 entry into the giveaways

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKAutumn17

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-December 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 an Artistic Autumnal AL Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Ramona (ramonafirehorse) from Canada asks:
Dami, I’ve been wondering….now that you have had the experience of living with and possibly helping care for pets, did that increase your desire to get a cat once you have settled in? Or did it have the opposite effect?

Review -

Strange Brew & Dog Star by tincanknits

Misc. -

~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
~ 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 October 2017

Episode 262 ~ In Which I’m 40 Today!




Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~Tickled Pink Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Neighborhood Fiber Co.

C.C. -
~Miss Winkle for Jeanne on US2.5 (3mm), Neighborhood Fiber Co. Rustic Fingering in the Shaw colourway

~Autumn Leaves Socks for Me on US1.5 (2.5mm), Owl About Yarn Cuddly Owl Sock Autumn Leaves Sock Blank

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~Please Call Me Anne With An E Shawl on US4 (3.5mm), Owl About Yarn Cuddly Owl Sock in ? & ? colourways

~2017 Preemie Hat #40 on US6 (4mm), Malabrigo Yarn Sock in the Lettuce colourway & Shibui Knits Sock in the Arboretum colourway

~Autumn Leaves Socks for Arica on US1.5 (2.5mm), Owl About Yarn Cuddly Owl Sock Autumn Leaves Sock Blank

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~pumpkin carving

~corn maze

~Birthday Sale


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









~Upcoming Events We'll Be Attending:

~Vogue Knitting LIVE - Friday, 3-November, through Sunday, 5-November-2017

~Knit Fit! - Saturday, 11-November, through, Sunday, 12-November-2017

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!

~War & Peace by Leo Tolstoy - Dami is reading

~Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely by Lysa TerKeurst - C.C. is reading

~Spellbound Paranormal Cozy Mystery Series by Annabel Chase - C.C. C.C. finished reading Books 6-8

~Dead Wrong (Cree Blue Psychic Eye #1) by Kate Allenton - C.C. finished reading

~Wisteria Witches Series by Angela Pepper - C.C. finished reading Books 1-2 & is reading Book 3

~Good Witch - finished watching Season 2 & watching Season 3

~The Flash - watching Season 3

~Wayward Pines - watching Season 1

~Doc Martin - watching Series 8

~NCIS - watching Season 15

~NCIS: NO - watching Season 4

~The Blacklist - watching Season 5

~Criminal Minds - watching Season 13

~NCIS: LA - watching Season 9

~The Big Bang Theory - watching Season 11

~Outlander - watching Season 3

~Christy Nockels’ new album Be Held: Lullabies for the Beloved

~Hunchback Original Cast Recording

September/October/November Artistic Autumnal AL -



*Runs from 1-September through 30-November

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

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

*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


Charlie Brown needle holder(from Kimarie’s Knit Knacks) & Autumnal Stitch Markers


Gnome Acres Stars Hollow (from KellyChron)


Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 8 (from Ramonafirehorse)


Nala's Big Sister Shawl by Amanda Rate


Bicycle project bag from KnitRunDig (gently used) + Harry Potter Wand keychain


Embroidery Tote Bag from Edinburgh Yarn Festival


Beach Hut Socks by Zoe Carter


a Ravelry pattern of up to $6 donated by an anonymous sponsor


coffee project bag from January Designs Co.


Doctor Who project bag from January Designs Co.

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

*Each project you finish and post in the Ravelry Artistic Autumnal AL **FO Thread** (2017) counts as 1 entry into the giveaways

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKAutumn17

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-December 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 an Artistic Autumnal AL Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Shama (JessiesGirl84) from Texas asks:
Dami, I’m not into Broadway musicals (except Phantom) so I’m very ignorant about them. I was just wondering how you got into them in the first place? And how you know so much about them since you don’t live in NY or get to go to the shows? Just curious! :)

Review -


Fairly Odd Socks Vol. 1 by Diane Ugo


Misc. -

~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
~ 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!