Episode 398 ~ In Which We’re Fun, We’re Likeable, Don’t You Love Us?

published 1 month ago by C.C. + Damaris Almon

Show Notes:Intro - On the Needles - Dami - ~NoneC.C. -~Mel’s 2020 Birthday Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Abstract Fiber Super Sock+ in the Summit colourway & The Yarn Tree Silver Sparkle Sock in The Doctor Donna colourwayProject bag from Nerd Bird Makery & Stitch Marker from Tilting Planet~Inner Peace Shawl on US4 (3.5mm), Pandia's Jewels Snug in the Supernatural colourway & Suburban Stitcher Sock in the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park colourwayProject bag from Lizzie Bags & Stitch Marker from Tilting PlanetFinished Projects - Dami - ~NoneC.C. -~Jeremy’s 2020 Birthday Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), See my Ravelry project page for the colourways~2020 Preemie Hat #21 on US6 (4mm), Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted in the Semolina & Tranquil colourwaysStash Dash ~ 327.5m / 1,500mFlosstube - Begins at timestamp 9:10Dami - ~Rapunzel by UniqueDoorSignProject bag by Fat Cat CreatesNeedle Minder from SewHappyMailBristolSnipattie from cattycrosstitchesC.C. - ~My Christmas List by Silver Creek SamplersProject Bag from The 805 StitcherSnipattie from cattycrosstitches~Pusheen #3Notions Pouch by Purlgurl Buttons~Hilde’s Brew by Bendy Stitchy Designs#bendyhildesal with Liz @bentneedlemakesProject bag from Stitch ToolboxSnipattie from cattycrosstitchesStash Dash ~ 435 / 20,000 sts~Edinburgh Castle by Terra Luna StitcheryNeedle Minder from TopKnotStitcherProject Bag from KnitRunDigGrime Guard from Crab Shack StitcherySnipattie from cattycrosstitchesUsing Pattern Keeper software on Kindle Fire 78,600 / 265,824 sts complete3.235% complete1 / 60 pages completeStash Dash ~ 1,200 / 18,000 sts~Semi-Sane StitchersYummies (our current favourite things) - ~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.~Animal Crossing SW-1703-9041-9529~GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - details for May here & for June here~Upcoming Events:*Grazing Hills Fiber Fest in Viola, ID, Saturday & Sunday, 11/12-July-2020, C.C. will be teaching Continental Knitting on Saturday, 11-July-2020, from 10am to noonWhat 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 Dobe Ju/’hoansi by Richard B. Lee - Dami is reading~The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov - Dami is reading~Hamlet by Shakespeare - Dami is reading~Dutchman by Amiri Baraka - Dami is reading~The Glass Scientists (webcomic) by Sabrina Cotungo - Dami is readingApril / May / June 2020 RAL - 15 minutes of reading daily challenge - #GGKRAL20* 87-91 of 91 days - 1 or more giveaways for eBook, everyone gets $1.20 off any single pattern coupon code & 87+ days RAL virtual badge * 60-86 of 91 days - 1 or more giveaways for single pattern, everyone gets 60+ days RAL virtual badge* #GGKRAL202020 RAL Yearlong Challenge~April / May / June* 91 days - 10 entries* 87-90 days - 8 entries* 60-86 days - 5 entries~July / August / September* 92 days - 10 entries* 88-91 days - 8 entries* 61-87 days - 5 entries~October / November / December* 92 days - 10 entries* 88-91 days - 8 entries* 61-87 days - 5 entries~Read All 366 days - 10 bonus entries~Complete the Modern Mrs. Darcy 2020 Reading Challenge - 12 bonus entries [all or none] (we'll open a thread for you to post this in December 2020)~3 grand prize winners drawn from all the entries~Fibershed: Growing a Movement of Farmers, Fashion Activists, and Makers for a New Textile Economy by Rebecca Burgess - C.C. is reading~Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly - C.C. is reading~Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter #5) by J.K. Rowling - C.C. is rereading with Harry Potter & the Sacred Text podcast & Swish and Flick: An All Potter Podcast~Charley Davidson Series by Darynda Jones - C.C. finished reading Book 7~Cormoran Strike Series by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling) - C.C. finished reading Book 2 & is reading Book 3~Lady Astronaut Series by Mary Robinette Kowal - C.C. finished rereading Book 2~The Cat Who… Series by Lilian Jackson Braun - C.C. finished reading Book 22~The Rookie - finished watching Season 2~Whitechapel - finished watching Series 1-2~Frasier - finished rewatching Season 6 & rewatching Season 7~Cabin Fever~The Masked Singer - Season 3 finale~The 100 - watching Season 7~Good Witch - watching Season 6~My Favourite Murder podcast~Cabin Pressure~Random Spotify Playlists~Songs of Resilience playlist~C.C.’s Favs playlistMarch/April/May Sheepy Spring AL -*Runs from 1-March through 31-May*Details - any project you knit/crochet/weave/spin/stitch/sew 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*Each project that you knit/crochet/weave/spin must be at least 20yds/18.3m that you finish and post in the Ravelry FO Thread counts as 1 entry into the giveaways. If your project is not at least 20yds/18.3m, you need to group it in a single post with other projects that together total at least 20yds/18.3m. For stitching/sewing projects, we’ll leave it to your best judgment. If you wanted our official ruling, PM PM JavaPurl or Email us at geekygirlsknit@gmail.com*Feel free to poly-dip in other ALs as long as it fits in with other rules (including the great podcaster craft together)*Prizes: If you’d like to donate one, PM PM JavaPurl or Email us at geekygirlsknit@gmail.comHoneybee Project Bag & Stitch Marker made & donated by Theresa (JASZCreations) of JASZCreations on EtsyLion Brand Magic Stripes in the Jelly Bean colourway - 3 skeins - 3 winners will each win 1 skeinKaren Hallion “She’s Got Help” printPlymouth Owl Shawl Pin from Eileen (Leaner)Pandia’s Jewels Leaf Stitch Marker SetCJ Kopec Creations Integrity, Purple Passion from Eileen (Leaner)One Twisted Tree’s BFL Prime in very Mardi Gras colors from Mary Beth (MaryBeth1199)*Must be a member of the our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast to participate*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKWinter1920*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 Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.June / July / August Summertime & the Living is Easy AL AL -*Runs from 1-June through 31-August*Details - any project you knit/crochet/weave/spin/stitch/sew that you can convince us relates to summertime*No WIPS - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-June and finished no later than 31-August*Each project that you knit/crochet/weave/spin must be at least 20yds/18.3m that you finish and post in the Ravelry FO Thread counts as 1 entry into the giveaways. If your project is not at least 20yds/18.3m, you need to group it in a single post with other projects that together total at least 20yds/18.3m. For stitching/sewing projects, we’ll leave it to your best judgment. If you wanted our official ruling, PM PM JavaPurl or Email us at geekygirlsknit@gmail.com*Feel free to poly-dip in other ALs as long as it fits in with other rules (including the great podcaster craft together)*Prizes: If you’d like to donate one, PM PM JavaPurl or Email us at geekygirlsknit@gmail.comHilde’s Strawberry Patch pattern by Bendy Stitchy Designs from Tyra (ravendiva)La Brebis Light Alpaca in the Dogwood Berry colourway - 2 skeins - 2 winners will each win 1 skeinKlart “I’m Flying” Cross Stitch Kit from Lori (Lavisa)Berroco Local Yarn Store Day 2019 Pattern BookletUru.Yarn by KnitCrate Silk DK in the Enlightened colourway - 2 skeins - 2 winners will each win 1 skeinModa Dea Sassy Stripes DK in the Stormy colourway - 2 skeins from Tricia (pazscott) - 1 winner will win both skeins*Must be a member of the our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast to participate*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKCSSummertime20*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-September 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 Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.Ask the Geeky Girls - Katy (Kathryn-Anne) from Pennsylvania asks:I am fascinated at how adept you both are at knitting and chatting at the same time without looking down at your project. I imagine that if you were to add chewing gum and riding a unicycle to the mix, you’d still not drop a stitch! How do you do it?Originally asked/answered in 2015Misc. - ~Threads Entwined - 15% off until the end of May, 2020, with the coupon code geeky15~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. 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Thanks for understanding!Find Us Online -C.C. -~ on Ravelry as JavaPurl~ on Fitbit as user 2F8K2V~ on Instagram as cc_almonDami - ~ on Ravelry as damisdoodles~ on Fitbit as user 2Y8TJC~ on Instagram as damisdoodlesPink Purl - ~on Instagram as pinkpurlalmonJavaPurl Designs~ C.C.'s Knitting Designs on Ravelry~ Dami's Knitting Designs on Ravelry~ JavaPurl Designs websiteGeeky Girls Knit and Cross Stitch -~ our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit & Cross Stitch Podcast (FlossTube)~ our Facebook page~ email us: geekygirlsknit@gmail.com~ on iTunes~ on YouTube~ Support the Podcast, Become a PatronUntil next time,Happy Knitting!

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