Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Podcast? What Podcast?

Before I talk about the title of today's blog, I wanted to get back to you with the project I'm working on....the one that looks like THIS:

As you can see, I've done a little more on it since yesterday, but not much. (You'll know why later on.) It is the Tote'Em bag from the newest Knitter's Magazine...designed by Suzanne Atkinson. So far, this pattern is incredibly easy to follow (great directions) and no mistakes yet. The bag will be felted when it's done and calls for Patons Classic Merino in 3 colors...main and two others. Been using my AC Moore coupons (see Gigi's blog for a link to MORE coupons) to buy the skeins, so...it's a pretty inexpensive project. (woo-hoo!)

I don't want to say TOO much about this project since I will be talking about it in more detail in....


at the end of the week.

"Podcast?", you say. "What Podcast?"

Well, I've been working on this for a while and I'm hoping I can get the "Sleepy Eyes Knits" podcast out on the web by Friday night...maybe Saturday.

It's not super high quality sound, but surprisingly good for one recorded in my bedroom....the site of many illicit (not sure WHY they're illicit) love makings...and, alternately, where my little son sleeps as well. And, yes, it's pretty much me...just babbling on and on about knitting...like I always do. But, this time, you can listen to me for 30 whole minutes straight! (I know....please don't cringe until you actually hear the whole thing, k?)

So, right now, I'm colllecting THINGS.....interesting NEW online yarn stores, blogs, gadgets, books, etc. to talk about and all of that.

I'll have 4 sections to my podcast...."Current Projects", "Wow...New Stuff", "YarnGasm" and "Friggin Knitting".

What I'd like from you, my lovely knitters, are....

*IDEAS of what you'd like to hear me talk about
*SPONSORS for my humble (very humble), little show...I gladly accept yarn as payment for advertising! (mmmm....yarn)
*MUSIC...anyone know a band who has a cd that wouldn't mind letting me play one of their songs on each of my shows?
*GUEST SPEAKERS.....anyone have a small story about yarn or knitting that you'd like to have me read or maybe do an interview with me?

If you would like to share ANY of these with me, please email me HERE.

Comments??? (he he he)


Heide said...

I LOVE the knitted quilt block. One of my dear friends is a rabid, I mean avid quilter. She'd be able to name the pattern as well as provide a detailed history of where and when it came from. Can't wait to see more.

yarnophiliac said...

HOORAY FOR YOU!!! I think it is wonderful that you are doing a podcast! I'll keep my eyes open for new and interesting things...(did you see the new fiberfemmes on-line mag i posted to the group?)
Love the bag -- it's giving me ideas of what to do w/ the boatloads of KnitPicks Wool of the Andes I have.

Jackie said...

I want to do one too! Those colors are beautiful, it's going to look amazing when it's done (it'll be done by tomorrow night, right?).

I have to get an ipod. I think I'm the only one left without one. Actually I'll just borrow Matt's to hear your podcast. Now if I can only figure out how to download podcasts...

ErickaJo said...

I'm going to make a Gina Podcast drinking game.

I am going to get sooooo trashed.

sopranospinner said...

You need to try podsafe music (google it) for songs. Brenda Dayne uses them all the time and all you have to do is sign up as a podcaster. Have fun!

Nichole said...

Awesome!!! :-) I can't wait to hear it (I assume its something we can listen to on the computer and don't "need" the ipod... some of us are technology challenged, lol). I can probably snag you some tracks from Matt's band - cover songs - if you want me to ask. :)

yarnophiliac said...

A Gina's Podcast drinking game? Sounds like something for Grand View!~ woohoo! The Knitter's mag has a great sock pattern I'll have to beg and plead (condider me begging and pleading) to borrow, as well as the bag pattern...