Thursday, September 20, 2007

New Podcast- Episode 14 Playing Catch Up....and Bahama Shopping!

Hey everyone, guess what??? The NEW podcast is up!!!

It's called: "Playing Catch Up" and you can download it three ways:

1. Click HERE.

2. Go to the sidebar on the right, scroll down to the Sleepy Eyes Knits Podcasts and click on #14 link.

3. Go to iTunes or Podcast Alley, search for "Sleepy Eyes Knits" podcast and subscribe/download the latest episode. (If you had a subscription before, but weren't getting updates, try completely unsubscribing, wait a minute and then resubscribing. Don't know why it works, but it does.)

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!

(Sponsor and music links on right sidebar under "Sponsors")

And, you know what else????

Ian and I are going on a MUCH needed vacation in the beginning of October (sans kids!!) with the company Ian works for: Newpoint Technologies. If you click on the link, you'll see a computer screen with a sample of their software on it...Ian designed that! Pretty cool, huh?

Anyway, we haven't been on vacation in almost 5 years, so I'm soooo excited. I am frantically trying to find clothes and things to bring with me, as well as figuring out what knitting I should take.

I think I've decided to take the Poseidon Sock Kit with me and maybe some lace. What do you think? This sock pattern looks like so much fun and the hand dyed yarn is comes with is so soft and very pretty....a semi solid of pale turquoise. Lovely!

Next on my list was finding a feminine, short sleeve, cool dress to wear one of those hot Bahama nights. Here is a cute one that I found:


I also needed shoes. Gorgeous, sexy, high heels to wear with my Sahara sweater on the first night (there is a fancy dinner party). I begged Jackie to take me shoe shopping because she has the BEST taste in shoes. We went to Off Broadway Shoes and I got a pair of pale bronze thong sandals that glisten and slightly shine to wear with my chocolate brown swimsuit (oh, no....I forgot to take pics of those!)...and I also got THESE:

Aren't they fantastic?? I couldn't decide which picture looked better of them on my feet, so I'm showing all three. You decide. (It's very difficult to take a pic of your own feet, unless you have one of those "feet mirrors", which I don't.)

Side pic:

Front pics:


They are a bit hard to walk in, but actually very comfortable just on when I'm sitting. I'm not used to thin high heels, I usually get chunky ones. Guess I'll have to practice, huh?

I also got a new winter hat yesterday at TJMaxx. I don't usually wear red, but this cloche (Jackie, is this a cloche?) just called my name. I'm going to try to find a red wool or alpaca yarn and knit a long, cabled scarf (and mittens) to go with it. Please, I need suggestions!!! Please email or leave a comment with your suggestion for patterns. I need help!

Okay, you think I'm crazy with this hat, right? I know, it's a bit old fashioned, but I love it. I've been reading all of the Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear (They're awesome!) and Maisie is usually wearing a hat like this on the cover. Yes, I want to be Maisie Dobbs....LOL!


Good? Bad? Shall I give it up? Or do you think I can pull it off?

I also wanted to show 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.

And, finally, here is the new Cherry Tree Hill sock yarn, Sock It To Me, that I dyed up....I'm calling it "Ecstacy". I was going for a semi-solid blues colorway. This yarn is super soft!

Last, but perhaps not least...a few pics (from my pamphlet) of the place we're staying at in the Bahamas.

The Resort:

The Pool/Beach Area:

The Room:

Where I'll be:

Soooo......who wants to stow away in my luggage? I may have room for 1 or 2 knitters....


Anonymous said...

I want to stow away! You guys are going to have such a great time; I'm insanely jealous!

The hat looks fantastic on you and the shoes are great. The dress looks perfect for a hot Bahama night.

Have I mentioned that I'm soooo jealous!

Nichole said...

Thumbs up on the hat - you look adorable in it!
Congrats on the vacation!!!

Lora said...

MEMEME I wanna stow away and go!!! SCOOT OVER JULIE!! LOL Can't wait to listen to the podcast..maybe tomorrow while I pack.

Cayli said...

I LOVE the hat. It looks great on you. The shoes and dress are also great. You are going to have so much fun. I am totally jealous.

You have to take pictures of Sahara and the debut in the Bahamas.

KimT said...

have tons of fun on your trip. I like the hat!

Marion said...

You look tres chic in that hat. I think Maisie will want to be Gina, especially since you going to Bahama.

Gigi said...

You are going to have the best time and look so fashionable doing it!

As to the looks great on you. Look forward to listening to the podcast. =-D

Sonya said...

Love the shoes, very cute dress.

Ah, the ocean, the sun a loved one what a happy fantasy. Oh wait you get to go. Have fun, hope you don't get sunburned snicker snicker

hollyeqq said...

No push cause you are traveling... but did you notice the sale?
30 percent off my entire site, batty babes included through sunday.
Have a great trip.

LMardenNH said...

hey baby - those shoes are sizzingly sexy! Wear them around the hotel room - you won't have to worry about sunburn this time - you'll never see the light of day!

NH Knitting Mama said...

I hope you have a fantastic time. Of all my caribbean travels, the Bahamas definitely have some of the nicest water...

Can't wait to read about the trip... and see pics of you all dolled up!

Heide said...

Oh dear, I definately want to ride along in your suitcase! The shoes are adorable, but alas, they look too small for me. The yarn you dyed is absolutely beautiful! Have a great time.

Jackie said...

Love the socks, love the dress, love the shoes, and of course, that hat is adorable on you!

Elani said...

Good for people to know.