Friday, 1 July 2016

2016 Vendor Market

We are super excited to announce our vendors for the 2016 Vendor Market! We aim to enable, so check out the vendors and if something catches your fancy, buy, buy, buy! ;-) Find out more about the vendor market & our vendors by clicking here.



We still have space available to attend the full retreat. To apply to attend the retreat, fill out the application at: http://geekypuffinknitpalooza.blogspot.co.uk/p/2016-retreat-attendee-application.html

If you have any questions or problems, just send an email to us at GeekyPuffinKnitPalooza AT gmail DOT com.

Happy Knitting!
C.C., Dami, and Sam

Thursday, 16 June 2016

2016 Optional London Mini Yarn Crawl



We are super excited to announce our collaboration with the lovely Yarn in the City ladies to create The Geeky Puffin Knit Palooza London Mini Yarn Crawl With Yarn in the City. All the details & the sign-up form can be found at: https://geekypuffinknitpalooza.blogspot.co.uk/p/2016-optional-yarn-crawl.html

If you haven't applied to attend the retreat yet, fill out the application at: http://geekypuffinknitpalooza.blogspot.co.uk/p/2016-retreat-attendee-application.html

If you have any questions or problems, just send an email to us at GeekyPuffinKnitPalooza AT gmail DOT com.

Happy Knitting!
C.C., Dami, and Sam

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Vendor Market Application Deadline is Coming Soon!



If you're interested in having a booth or table at our Vendor Market, your application is due by Wednesday, 15-June. All the details & the application can be found at http://geekypuffinknitpalooza.blogspot.co.uk/p/2016-vendor-application.html

To apply to attend the retreat, fill out the application at: http://geekypuffinknitpalooza.blogspot.co.uk/p/2016-retreat-attendee-application.html

If you have any questions or problems, just send an email to us at GeekyPuffinKnitPalooza AT gmail DOT com.

Happy Knitting!
C.C., Dami, and Sam

Friday, 27 May 2016

2016 Layer It On KAL





Hiya! We have done some fun planning for a knit-along for the 2016 Geeky Puffin Knit Palooza and wanted to share the details with you.

The knit-along is called the Layer It On KAL. It will begin on Wednesday, 1-June-2016, at 12:01am BST and end on Monday, 31-October-2016, at 23:59 GMT.

This knit-along is for anything that can be worn by a person age 13 and older (sweaters, shawls, socks, hats, fingerless mitts, etc.).

The knit-along has an optional Star Trek theme (see the details about the Star Trek bonus point below), but if you’re not a Trekkie, you can just ignore this option.

Every attendee/teacher who wants to participate will be added to a team (we’ll have 3 teams - Team Picard lead by C.C., Team Janeway lead by Dami, and Team Archer lead by Sam). C.C., Dami, + Sam’s finished projects won’t count towards the team’s points, but they’ll be around to cheer their team on!

Project Type - Every item you finish will earn a certain amount of points for your team.
Sweaters, tops, dresses, skirts - 4 points
Shawls, cowls, scarves, ponchos - 3 points
Socks, slippers, gloves - 2 points
Hats, fingerless mitts - 1 point

WIPS - If you finish a project that is currently on the needles during the KAL dates, you can submit it for points, but you’ll only receive half the number of points. So if you finish a sweater that was on the needles before 1-June, you’ll receive 2 points for it instead of 4. Please make sure that you knit at least 1 row on the project to make it count for this. Blocking, binding off, weaving in ends, etc. do not count as finishing the project. Some knitting MUST be done on the project.

Colour Bonus Points - If your project has any of our favourite colours (C.C. - pink, Dami - purple, Sam - teal) in it, you’ll earn 1 bonus point for each colour. If you have a project that includes all 3 colours, you’ll earn 4 bonus points.

Star Trek Bonus point - if you can relate your finished project to Star Trek, you’ll receive 1 bonus point. (watch the video above for details on how to do this)

Vendors/Sponsors - If your project uses any item from our vendors/sponsors (we’ll provide you with a list of these throughout the KAL) - so for example, yarn, project bag, pattern, stitch markers, etc. - you’ll earn 1 point per sponsor up to 4 points maximum. If you knit one of C.C.’s patterns or use one of Sam’s project bags, you’ll earn 2 points instead of 1 still with the maximum of 4 points. You’ll need to provide photographic proof in the FO thread of the vendor/sponsor item(s) you use.

Yardage - When you post your item in the FO thread, please also include the yardage of the yarn you used in the item (if it’s a WIP, only count the yardage knit from 1-June onward). We’ll keep a tally of the yardage and the teams will earn a bonus based on the final ranking of yardage.

Layer It On - At our Friday night event at the retreat, each team will choose 1 person from their team to layer on as many of the team’s finished projects as possible. The teams will earn a bonus based on the ranking of which team layered on the most projects.

Individual Challenge - We’ll also be tallying each individual participant’s point earnings. The top 3 point earners (whether their team wins or not) will earn vouchers to spend at our Vendor Market! The yardage bonus and the team layering bonus will not count in the individual points earned for this part of the challenge.

Hashtag - The hashtag will be #GPKPLIOKAL16 Feel free to use it anywhere you like, but especially on Instagram so we can see what everyone is working on.

Team rosters, chatter threads, and FO threads have been set up in our Ravelry group.

If you think of something we’ve left out or that needs to be clarified, please let us know. We’re super excited to see what exciting projects you come up with (and please feel free to poly-dip in other KALs such as the Geeky Girls Knit Summertime and the Living is Easy KAL, The Knitting Broomstick’s Coffee With C.C. or Sock Club or Sweater Fever, Suburban Stitcher’s Around the Neck KAL, the Knit Girls Stash Dash, the Knitmore Girls Summer of Lace and Beads, Operation Sock Drawer, Project Sweater Chest, etc.).

Happy Knitting!
C.C., Dami, & Sam

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Attendee & Vendor Market Applications Are Now OPEN!!!!!



Applications for the retreat are officially open!

To apply to attend the retreat, fill out the application at: http://geekypuffinknitpalooza.blogspot.co.uk/p/2016-retreat-attendee-application.html

To apply to vend at the retreat, fill out the application at: http://geekypuffinknitpalooza.blogspot.co.uk/p/2016-vendor-application.html

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at GeekyPuffinKnitPalooza AT gmail DOT com.

Happy Knitting!
C.C., Dami, and Sam

Saturday, 9 April 2016

2016 Retreat Info Via A Wee Video



We recorded a wee video in which we chat about the details of the Geeky Puffin Knit Palooza 2016. We hope it is informative and helpful.

Just a reminder that sign-ups for the retreat will begin on Monday, 11-April, at 3pm BST (7am PDT, 8am MDT, 9am CDT, 10am EDT, 2pm UTC) for newsletter subscribers.

If there are spots remaining, we will open those spots to the general public on Tuesday, 12-April, at 3pm BST (7am PDT, 8am MDT, 9am CDT, 10am EDT, 2pm UTC).

So if you haven't joined our newsletter, now is the time to do so. Go to http://eepurl.com/buOyif to sign up!

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at GeekyPuffinKnitPalooza AT gmail DOT com.

Happy Knitting!
C.C., Dami, and Sam

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

2016 Retreat Details

We've spent the day pulling together most of the details for the retreat. Below you'll find info about the price and some of our FAQs. To read all the FAQs, click here.

Where/when is the Geeky Puffin Knit Palooza being held?
In Farnham, UK, at the Mercure Farnham Bush Hotel, starting on Thursday, 10-November-2016, and running through, Sunday, 13-November-2016.

What are the main event components of the GPKP?
There are so many things we have planned, but the big events will be: classes (every attendee gets 2 classes included with their fee), a Vendor Market on site at the hotel, opening and closing ceremonies (with loads of door prizes), a fun interactive KAL, an Instagram scavenger hunt, a yarn swap, and much, much, much, much more.

How much does it cost to attend the GPKP?
£175 - accommodation and meals are NOT included

When is payment due for the retreat?
Upon confirmation of your spot at the retreat, your £100 deposit is due within 72 hours. The balance of your retreat fee is due by 2-September-2016.

What does the fee I'm paying for the GPKP include?
A goodie bag (sewn by Sam!!!!) filled with a multitude of items, a skein of yarn in an exclusive colourway plus 2 patterns designed by C.C. & Sam to go with it, 2 classes, all the events mentioned in the question above, and loads more!

What if I want to take a third class?
There is a spot on your Retreat Application to note if you are interested in taking a third class. We will need to make sure each attendee has a spot in their 2 classes first and then we will notify you if there is room for you in an extra class. The cost for an extra class is £30.

What if I or someone I know is interested in vending at the retreat?
Vendor Applications will open at the same time as retreat attendee sign-ups begin.

Sign-ups for the retreat will begin on Monday, 11-April, at 3pm BST (7am PDT, 8am MDT, 9am CDT, 10am EDT, 2pm UTC) for newsletter subscribers.

If there are spots remaining, we will open those spots to the general public on Tuesday, 12-April, at 3pm BST (7am PDT, 8am MDT, 9am CDT, 10am EDT, 2pm UTC).

So if you haven't joined our newsletter, now is the time to do so. Go to http://eepurl.com/buOyif to sign up!

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at GeekyPuffinKnitPalooza AT gmail DOT com.

Happy Knitting!
C.C., Dami, and Sam