A fun and eclectic podcast about knitting, my family and the sometimes silly goings on in the world of Sleepy Eyes Knits.
Episode 17: Microphone in a Cup19/03/2012 Duration: 26min
Hold on to your knitting needles! It’s a NEW podcast episode!! The first one in almost 3 years :DThe episode features: - Information about the NEW Wonderlace book - The announcement of the Sleepy Eyes app on iTunes - A fantastic interview with Jackie Wolk (one of my best friends and model in numerous Sleepy Eyes Knits patterns) - Bloopers!Hope you love the episode and would love some feedback - either send me an email or visit my Facebook page!Happy Knitting!Love, Gina
Episode 16: The Joy of Sox02/09/2009 Duration: 47min
Okay, everyone!New Podcast is now UP!!You can listen to it now here or you can download it from iTunes....as Sleepy Eyes Knits Podcast. (Sometimes, it takes a bit longer to get it to show up on iTunes, so if you're in a hurry, download it directly here on the blog.)Sponsor Links are on the right sidebar of the homepage of this blog.Read the rules for entering the Prize Giveaway contest on my blog post.Remember to check out BOTH of my patterns in the awesome “The Joy of Sox” book - A Roll in the Hay and Rock-a-Bye!Good luck on the contest and I hope you win!!! Happy Knitting!
Episode 15: Pattern Palooza01/07/2008 Duration: 34min
Hey knitters!!After braving a broken power source on my laptop, a podcast script outline that completely disappeared, slightly cranky kiddies and many weekend visitors, I finally, finally finished up the new podcast! Woo-hoo!I think I was a bit rusty with recording and had a few sound "blips" here and there but, overall, I think it went o-kay. You'll have to let me know. I was feeling a bit silly last night, so I added a couple of funny songs to the podcast...hope they bring a smile to your face. I haven't got much new to show you in terms of photos of knitted or spun projects at the moment, but I'm sure I'll have more after my deadline is past. I do have one AWESOME piece of news, though. Got an email last night from Tasha asking if it was okay to talk about my Lisha Lace Scarf on Lime and Violet Daily Chum.First, I screamed and made Ian drop the carton of milk he was holding. Then, I had to explain why this was so super fantastic (for which his response was something like, "I didn't understan
Episode 14: Playing Catch Up20/09/2007 Duration: 36min
Hey everyone, guess what??? The NEW podcast is up!!! It's called: "Playing Catch Up". Pretty much all I talk about it the stuff I’ve knited (and things I’ve been up to*) since the last podcast. Maybe interesting??I also wanted to tell you an update of my Sahara. I've got to knit the hip part until it's 24" and it's about 20" now. It doesn't look that long because it's on the needles, but it's coming along nicely. I will definitely have done before we leave, but I keep getting interrupted with other knitting projects, so I keep putting it aside. *Ian and I are going on a MUCH needed vacation in the beginning of October (sans kids!!) to the Bahamas! There’s been a lot of shopping going on...shhh!I would love some feedback on the episode and what things you'd like to hear for the next one. I accept stories, jokes, and can answer any questions you submit....well, at least try to. LOL!Happy Knitting!
Episode 13: Return My Mojo24/05/2007 Duration: 35min
Hey Knitters! I’ve been having a hard time feeling my “knitting mojo”. It’s something that’s either crazy high or crazy low. Right now, I think I could possibly just give up knitting and podcasting...but let’s hope it doesn’t come to that! I also talk a little (or a lot) about my birthday celebration (that was yesterday - yay!) and other thingie-things. Hope you can help return my mojo back to me! Send that inspiration and knitting awesomeness this way!! Happy Knitting!
Episode 12: Lace Race01/05/2007 Duration: 31min
Good morning, wonderful knitters! I'm excited to say that I've cast on for the Myrtle Leaf Shawl! The lace cast on wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be...but that Jade Sapphire Lacey Lamb is sooo thin!Grab your pattern, yarn and lace needles and start knitting! The Radiance Lace Headband Contest ends May 31, so remember that as well ; )Also, check the side bar and check for the Sleepy Eyes Tipsy Sock pattern...download for free....would love to see the socks you knit!Great Websites/Books for LACE:KNIT PICKS for Options needles, lace patterns, yarns and books.LAST MINUTE KNITTED GIFTS by Joelle HoversonSHAWLS AND SCARVES from the Best of Knitter's MagazineA GATHERING OF LACE by Meg SwansonTRADITIONAL KNITTED LACE SHAWLS by Martha WatermanVICTORIAN LACE TODAY by Jane SowerbyLACE PATTERN WEBSITES:Heart Strings Fiber ArtsFiber TrendsKnitter’s Review Lace TutorialHierloom Knitted LaceHope you become inspired to knit some lace this month and I'd LOVE to see your works in progress or finished lace objects!!!
Episode 11: Fooled01/04/2007 Duration: 27min
The new podcast is up! I'm looking forward to some feedback from it.....can't wait for all of you to listen. Some might hate it, some might love it. We'll see.... It's called "Fooled".Before podcasting today, Jackie and I went to the Yarn and Fiber Company in Windham for their April Fool's Day sale. Everything was 10-40% off. (We saw Lora and Heather there, too!) Pretty good!Some of the things I talk about in this podcast:-Cascade 220-Tibet Silk-Spunky Eclectic-Knit Picks’ Alpaca Cloud laceweight-Skacel Merino Laceweight-The Yarn Sellar-Jade Sapphire Lacy Lamb laceweightHope you had a great weekend and please remember to send questions for the next podcast! Happy Knitting!
Episode 10: SpiKnit18/03/2007 Duration: 31min
Another podcast up and running! Whew...didn't think I'd get that done! Spent most of the snowy day yesterday recording, editing and trying to work up my courage to sing the theme song...ugh!Some of the things I talk about in this episode:-The angora/cashmere/alpaca/merino awesomeness...-Sweater Arms and Body...-Kate Jacobs book signing and reading at the Barnes and Noble bookstore...Hope you like!!Congrats to Carol of RI for winning the Sleepy Eyes Knits Theme Song Contest!Happy Knitting and Spinning to all...and to all a good night....!
Episode 9: I Heart Knitting Group27/02/2007 Duration: 30min
Hey Sweet and Sassy Knitters!Another belated episode from yours truly. Hope you enjoy it! I'm adding links and a handful pics. For the next podcast, my 10th!!!!, please help me to write a mini theme song for my podcast and email me: email@example.com. The top 5 entries get put in another drawing for a FANTASTIC prize or prizes!!! (If you have an item or items you want to donate, please email me as well. I'd appreciate it!! If you donate, I will add you to my Super Silver Donator List....will add your name and blog, if you have one, to the podcast.)Theme Song: Can be funny, serious, rhymning or not...be creative... but should sum up the "essence" of my podcast. ( If you record it in .mp3 form, you can send it to me and I'll put it on the podcast no matter if you win or not. Please include the words if you record it.) Should be short....about a minute or two at most. Thank you and hope you enjoy the podcast!!!Happy Knitting!
Episode 8: Cold Balls07/02/2007 Duration: 30min
Hey, sweet and sassy knitters! Newest podcast number 8 is up and running. (I have to apologize right away for any weird smacking sounds I made during the recording of this podcast. I had a little peanut butter (yummy) before the podcast...bad idea...and didn't realize how "smacky" I was as I talked. Please forgive me...if it's REALLY annoying, you can fast forward. Some parts are less bad than others. Ugh!)Hope you enjoy the podcast despite the annoying sounds I made and remember to send me any stories, jokes, comments or suggestions for the next one.The topics I talk about include:-Argyle socks-Dyeing Fiber-"The Knitting Circle" book by Ann Hood-New patterns-Knitting BagsHappy Knitting!
Episode 7: Hello Stash20/01/2007 Duration: 25min
Hey, sweet and sassy knitters! The newest podcast is up....Hello Stash...I just noticed that I forgot to welcome everyone to the podcast at the beginning, so here it is here:"Welcome to the Sleepy Eyes Knits podcast....where the babbling never ends...and, fortunately for you, I had a HUGE mug of hot chocolate and I'm ready to go!"This podcast is a bit shorter than usual due to my cold and non-stop coughing fits. Hopefully, you won't be able to tell from the podcast....oh, the large chunks of audio I had to cut out.....hack, hack, hack. But, thankfully, it's done and I hope you all enjoy it. I'll list a couple links and pics here before I got lie down for a while....and, Jackie.....I'll be talking to you SOON!! Happy Knitting!
Sleepy Eyes Knits Podcast Promo09/01/2007 Duration: 01min
Hello out there! This is a short podcast promo for those of you who would like to get a tiny taste of the style and sound of my podcast. Thanks for listening!Happy Knitting!
Episode 6: Wuving Wool04/01/2007 Duration: 28min
Hey, sweet and sassy knitters! Thanks for checking out the latest podcast...it's been at least a couple weeks since the last one and this new one has updates on my knitting, new ideas and GREAT yarn! Just a couple of the things I talk about this week include: Tim's hat (using the Insubordiknit "Monster Hat" kit), Ian's "Space Invaders" hat that I created for him and the "Sleepy Eyes" colorway, sportweight superwash merino yarn from Sereknity (now Mad Color Fiber Arts).Hope you all had a wonderful New Year and looking forward to hearing your favorite wools, hello kitty info and online stores! Email me or comment and I'll add you to the new contest for next month.Happy Knitting!
Episode 5: Bing Bong15/12/2006 Duration: 43min
Alright sweet and sassy knitters....another podcast is up and running. Woo-hoo! Hopefully, I will not turn you off with my incessant babble and never -ending questions/answers. If so, please don't hesitate to shut this one off and try next week's instead - lol! Here are some of the things I talk about in this podcast: -The modified Fetching mitts with angora/lambswool edging-Spunky Eclectic fibers-KM Stitchery zipper bag, Monty the Monster-Row counters from the lovely and talented, Kimberly of The Giving Flower-I completely forgot to mention the beautiful stitch markers that Heather of Sereknity (now Mad Color Fiber Arts) made...which I gave as part of my holiday knitter's gift. They're BEAUTIFUL!!!Thanks for listening you wonderful knitters and spinners! Have a SUPER KNIT-A-LICIOUS weekend!!!Happy Knitting!
Episode 4: Holiday GiftTastic30/11/2006 Duration: 36min
Took a while longer than I thought, but it's DONE! Hope you like the pics of my BEAU-TI-FUL "Molly McArdle" and the gorgeous Yarn Botanika yarns. Check out the sidebar for regular Podcast Sponsors and Related Links. Let me know what you think!Happy Knitting!
Episode 3: November Nights15/11/2006 Duration: 27min
Good Morning, Sweet and Sassy Knitters! It's up! The newest podcast! You'll hear about Ian's blue sweater and how I decided to finish it, cool new gift ideas for knitters and a request for more ideas, and about the silky, soft alpaca yarn. Hope you enjoy this week's podcast and please excuse my stuffy nose....getting over a cold, you see. Oh, and if you tried to download my podcast before this morning, I had a very quiet version up on my website...so I fixed it and it should be fine. Let me know if it isn't. THANKS!!! SUPER DUPER THANKS to all who listen, leave me comments, send me emails/ideas and give me support. You're all WONDERFUL!!!Happy Knitting!
Episode 2: The Drinking Game06/11/2006 Duration: 28min
Woo-hoo! I've finally got the second podcast done...it’s about my knitting group’s annual November knitting retreat, Blue Moon Fiber Arts “Socks that Rock” yarn and new sponsors! Thanks SOO much for listening and I will have the "Sleepy Eyes Needs WUV, too" Contest rules and prize pics up by Thursday, k? Hope you'll leave some comments : ) Happy Knitting!
Episode 1: Sweet27/10/2006 Duration: 21min
Whew!!! It's finally done and I am a little bit happy with it! It took many, many hours of swearing and begging Ian to help me figure out terms like "rss", "feed", and "mp3"...but I survived and I think Ian's only the tiniest bit scarred...emotionally, I mean, not physically.The sad news is, from now on, I think my blog posts for podcast episodes will be mostly like this...lists of links and notes from the podcast and pictures that you can see that I've talked about. It will be short and, hopefully, sweet...heh heh.You will be able to "hear" my babbling from now on instead of "reading" about it....but I use those terms loosely...much like my commitment to not buy any more yarn...yeah, right...(STR, here I come!)Okay...so PLEASE download and listen to my podcast and gimme some feedback! Happy Knitting!