No GMO

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) are in so many food products and you don’t even know. Many of these foods contains pesticides that were designed to kill bugs, don’t let it kill you. I invite you to learn more about GMOs by watching this short video.

Med Talk – discussing different options for treatments

Dr. Oz talks about GMO foods with leading authorities on GMO foods.

You are probably eating genetically modified foods and don’t even know it. As much as 80% of all packaged foods contain GMOs (genetically modified organisms). You have the right to know what you’re serving your family. Keep reading to learn all you need to know about GMOs and what they mean for your health. More…..

To watch the show video, please view all 3 videos to see the entire show. Part 1 starts here.

Balance – Mind, Body and Soul

Adopt a Non-GMO diet buy smart using this helpful Non-GMO Shopping Guide. To get an ipod/iphone app scroll to the bottom of the page on the link provided.

Common Conditions – ailments, what they are and suggestions for various ways to treat

For complete information found as of date please read the

Health Risks

STATEOFTHE-SCIENCE ON THE HEALTH RISKS OF GM FOODS

Product Introduction– Bella Vita Oils is our sponsor and new products will be discussed.

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Personally I am going to do a five day cleanse to clean up the toxicity that GMOs have created in my system. I have been suffering from Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Diverticulitis and Breast Cancer (Invasive Mucinous Carcinoma) all in the past year. I wish I had known earlier the health effects that GMOs have on the body.

To order some for yourself first set up your account to become a customer and ordering is easy.

For more information about GMOs I invite you to watch the movie, “Genetic Roulette”. Below is a movie trailer for you to watch. To view the entire documentary movie, which I encourage you to watch…it is eye opening and educational about the food you are eating.

YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW! – Californians have the power to change the laws requiring LABELING of ALL GMO products. This legislation, Proposition 37 on the ballot for California voters on November 6, 2012, please get out and vote YES on Proposition 37. If passed in California will set a precident for a national labeling requirement on all food. Most likely Canada will follow suit if America adopts the new labeling law. Already over 50 countries have passed laws to grow GMO crops and/or import GMO products from other countries. For more information regarding this California legislation and Proposition 37 please visit www.carighttoknow.org


What can you do? For everyone including non-California residents, you can make a difference too.

A music video sung by Rob Herring

DISCLAIMER – Please note that the information in this blog, while researched and documented, is not intended as a substitute for medical advice. Please seek the advice of a physician for any specific health condition, treatments or recommendations for alternative treatments for your health care.

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Episode #45 – Dreamcatcher

Welcome

Welcome to Ba Ba Blacksheep a podcast hosted by BowPeep for all the fiberholics out there. I’m glad you dropped by and I hope you enjoy the show. Put yourself on the map.

Introduction

Hi, I’m BowPeep a shepherdess who is a fiberholic. I wish to remain anonymous, one…I’m not an expert and secondly I wish to protect the innocent.

I have learned a lot and want to “Pay it Forward” by sharing things I’ve learned along the way.

If you discover who I really am, please keep it a secret and instead experience the joy of “Pay it Forward“.

NEW – Sponsor for the this episode – Bella Vita Oils

You can listen to this episode here.
Episode #45 – “Dreamcatcher”

Life on the Farm– updates on the cast and crew

Dyeing – what’s in the pot

Not this time.

Spinning

Plans for a big project coming up…details next time. I promise! Here’s a hint ———>

Knitting

I’m working on a lace project, but I can’t talk about it. The giftee may be watching or listening. I’m also working on my son-in-law’s birthday socks. Did I mention his birthday was last month?

Weaving

Rep weave rag rugs sitting on the big loom waiting for me. This project is feeling neglected.

It Had to Be Ewe– breed Information and the different types of wool

North Ronaldsay Sheep

The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook
University of Oklahoma – Sheep Directory
Nebraska Sheep Directory

In Sheep’s Clothing, A Handspinner’s Guide to Wool

Fodder – Tips, Tricks and Techniques I’ve learned along the way (if you have suggestions, send them in…more on that later)

Do you have dreams?

Pet Peeves

What bugs you?

“It is better to have tried and failed than to have never tried at all.” Don’t say you can’t do something unless you’ve tried.

Greensleeves and The Frog Pond– ripping, repairing and swearing (no swearing on the air though, it’s a family friendly show)

Knitting heel flap stitches on the top of the sock….ugh.

Say What?

Tidbits and terms used in spinning, knitting, dyeing, weaving

“Dreamcatcher”

 Book reviews – From My Bookshelf

Casts Off  by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Barnyard Banter– slang expressions that originated on the farm

“Such stuff as dreams are made of.” – Shakespeare from “The Temptest”

Off topic Topics or Guests– Discussions on the various fiber crafts, each show will look closer at aspects of a particular craft or an occasional guest.

Living Your Dream

Songs to Spin By– some music to spin or knit by, featuring a new artist or song each show.

Wide Open Dreams” by Andrew Dean and the Farm Machine

Courtesy of MusicAlley.com

Special announcements:

Please take time to make a donation to the podcast.

Thank you for listening, see you next time.

Song Credits

Wren Ross blog "Stories of Fiber"
Wren Ross blog “Stories of Fiber

Songs used in the show all by: Wren Ross

Ba Ba Blacksheep
It Had to Be Ewe
76 Stitches
Greensleeves

You can find more about Wren Ross at her blog

Blog and Show Notes: www.bowpeep.wordpress.com

Ravelry ID: BowPeep
Ravelry Group: BaBaBlacksheep

Send your questions or comments: blacksheep.bowpeep@gmail.com

Copyright 2012 by Ba Ba Blacksheep

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Episode #44 – Scaredy Cat

Welcome

Welcome to Ba Ba Blacksheep a podcast hosted by BowPeep for all the fiberholics out there. I’m glad you dropped by and I hope you enjoy the show. Put yourself on the map.

Introduction

Hi, I’m BowPeep a shepherdess who is a fiberholic. I wish to remain anonymous, one…I’m not an expert and secondly I wish to protect the innocent.

I have learned a lot and want to “Pay it Forward” by sharing things I’ve learned along the way.

If you discover who I really am, please keep it a secret and instead experience the joy of “Pay it Forward“.

You can listen to this episode here.
Episode #44 – Scaredy cat

Life on the Farm– updates on the cast and crew

The sheep got shorn and didn’t recognize each other. Mitz the kitten gets “fixed”…he wasn’t really broken.

Dyeing – what’s in the pot

Not this time.

Spinning

I finished plying some Shetland into a 3 ply.

Knitting

I finished the socks from the yarn I have been spinning forever…”Grateful Thread II” colorway by Yarn Hollow.

I’m working on a lace project, but I can’t talk about it. The giftee may be watching or listening. I’m also working on my son-in-law’s birthday socks. Did I mention his birthday was last month?

Weaving

Rep weave rag rugs sitting on the big loom waiting for me. This project is feeling neglected.

It Had to Be Ewe– breed Information and the different types of wool

A different twist this time, I talk about goats, Scaredy goats…more commonly known as “fainting goats” or “myotonic goats”, “Tennessee Fainting Goats” and other names.

The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook
University of Oklahoma – Sheep Directory
Nebraska Sheep Directory

In Sheep’s Clothing, A Handspinner’s Guide to Wool

Fodder – Tips, Tricks and Techniques I’ve learned along the way (if you have suggestions, send them in…more on that later)

Are you a “Scaredy Cat”?

Pet Peeves

What bugs you?

Running out of yarn for a project.

Greensleeves and The Frog Pond– ripping, repairing and swearing (no swearing on the air though, it’s a family friendly show)

How to work through mill cuts in your yarn, difficult in pattern dyed yarn.

Say What?

Tidbits and terms used in spinning, knitting, dyeing, weaving

Claw Pattern #1 and Claw Pattern #2 May 10 and May 11 in the calendar featured in From My Bookshelf below.

 Book reviews – From My Bookshelf

“365 Knitting Stitches a Year” – perpetual calendar, Martingale and Company Publishers
Barnyard Banter– slang expressions that originated on the farm

“Scaredy Cat” – did you know it came from a cartoon?

Off topic Topics or Guests– Discussions on the various fiber crafts, each show will look closer at aspects of a particular craft or an occasional guest.

Update on my treatments, progress and my life after breast cancer.

Bear Lake United Methodist Church www.bearlakeumc.org

Bella Vita Oils www.bellavitaoils.com or www.bellavitaoils.net

Healing School that I’ll be attending through my church next week.

Songs to Spin By– some music to spin or knit by, featuring a new artist or song each show.

Kitten Knitting Blues” by Jacob Haller

Courtesy of MusicAlley.com

Special announcements:

Please take time to make a donation to the podcast.

Thank you for listening, see you next time.

Song Credits

Wren Ross blog "Stories of Fiber"
Wren Ross blog “Stories of Fiber

Songs used in the show all by: Wren Ross

Ba Ba Blacksheep
It Had to Be Ewe
76 Stitches
Greensleeves

You can find more about Wren Ross at her blog

Blog and Show Notes: www.bowpeep.wordpress.com

Ravelry ID: BowPeep
Ravelry Group: BaBaBlacksheep

Send your questions or comments: blacksheep.bowpeep@gmail.com

Copyright 2011 by Ba Ba Blacksheep

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Episode #43 – Sweet Talk

Welcome

Made by my grandchildren for Christmas

Welcome to Ba Ba Blacksheep a podcast hosted by BowPeep for all the fiberholics out there. I’m glad you dropped by and I hope you enjoy the show. Put yourself on the map.

Introduction

Hi, I’m BowPeep a shepherdess who is a fiberholic. I wish to remain anonymous, one…I’m not an expert and secondly I wish to protect the innocent.

I have learned a lot and want to “Pay it Forward” by sharing things I’ve learned along the way.

If you discover who I really am, please keep it a secret and instead experience the joy of “Pay it Forward“.

You can listen to this episode here.
Episode #43 – Sweet Talk

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Life on the Farm– updates on the cast and crew

Dyeing – what’s in the pot

Spinning 

I finished spinning “Grateful Thread II” colorway by Yarn Hollow.  I did a chain ply (aka Navajo Ply) for this yarn in order to make it into sock yarn for daughter’s socks. The fiber is a 50/50 blend of Superwash Merino and Tencel fiber. It is VERY colorful….just what the daughter loves.

Knitting

Finished the pair of “to small socks” that I gave my radiation tech and she loved them!

Weaving

Rep weave rag rugs sitting on the big loom waiting for me. This project is feeling neglected.

It Had to Be Ewe– breed Information and the different types of wool

Ouessant ram

Ouessant ram

Ouessant (pronounced weh-SAHN), the smallest sheep breed out there. Their dimunitive size is due to the small area where they are raised, which is Ouessant Island about 12 miles west from island of Brittany.

Ouessant Breed Society

 

Here’s a picture that features a woman in order to show how small they are.

The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook
University of Oklahoma – Sheep Directory
Nebraska Sheep Directory

In Sheep’s Clothing, A Handspinner’s Guide to Wool

 

Fodder – Tips, Tricks and Techniques I’ve learned along the way (if you have suggestions, send them in…more on that later)

The sweet things in life.

Pet Peeves

What bugs you?

Pulling out a wad from the center of a ball of yarn.

Greensleeves and The Frog Pond– ripping, repairing and swearing (no swearing on the air though, it’s a family friendly show)

Down to the heel flap without enough stitches.  My fix was to pickup extra stitches and I explain how.

Say What?

Tidbits and terms used in spinning, knitting, dyeing, weaving

Fake Fair Isle socks

 

Fake Fair Isle

 Book reviews – From My Bookshelf

Knitting with Dog Hair Better a Sweater from a Dog You Know and Love Than from a Sheep You’ve Never Met

by Kendall Crolius and Anne Montgomery


Barnyard Banter– slang expressions that originated on the farm

“Sweet Spot”

 Off topic Topics or Guests– Discussions on the various fiber crafts, each show will look closer at aspects of a particular craft or an occasional guest.

Army of Women – find out more about this organization founded by Susan Love Research Foundation’s Love/Avon’s Army of Women. It is an international organization and accepts both men and women, from all backgrounds, from all over the world. Studies are being done with women and men who have had cancer and also people who have never had breast cancer.

How to sign up – signing up just means that you are open to receiving emails about the various studies that they are currently doing. You are NOT obligated to participate in any study based on signing up.

Send an invite to a friend – do you know someone who might be able to help?

Current studies being done – these are just some of the studies, to see the full list and details please go to the link provided.

Project Title Effects of Depo Provera on Breast Tissue Study

Project Title Shift Work and Breast Cancer Risk Study

Project Title Discovery of Early Markers of Breast Cancer (Phase 1)

Project Title Phase Ib Trial of 2nd Generation Designer T Cells in Metastatic Breast Cancer

Project Title The Milk Study

Project Title Genomic Markers of Breast Cancer Prevention Induced by hCG in Women at High Risk

Project Title Combination of Low-Dose Anti-Estrogens with Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Prevention of Hormone-Independent Breast Cancer

Project Title Early Detection of Epithelial Ovarian Cancer Using Exhaled Breath Markers

Project Title Breast Cancer Risk in Young Women Study

Project Title Breast Cancer Microbiota Study

Project Title Pregnancy and Breast Cancer Risk Study

Project Title Project CARE

and there are more studies being done. To see the most current and comprehensive list please visit the Current Studies page.

Songs to Spin By– some music to spin or knit by, featuring a new artist or song each show 

“Sweet Talk” by Jenni Alpert

 You can find more about Jenni Alpert by using the link above or on her picture.

 Courtesy of MusicAlley.com

Special announcements:

Please take time to make a donation to the podcast.  Thank you to:

Mary from New Jersey
Kathleen from Colorado
Elaine from New York
Patti from Alabama

Your donations keep the showing coming and they are very much appreciated.

You can go to my website and on the front page on the right is the link for the Etsy shop for Finn roving.

Thank you for listening, see you next time.

Song Credits

Wren Ross blog "Stories of Fiber"
Wren Ross blog “Stories of Fiber

Songs used in the show all by: Wren Ross

Ba Ba Blacksheep
It Had to Be Ewe
76 Stitches
Greensleeves

You can find more about Wren Ross at her blog

Blog and Show Notes: www.bowpeep.wordpress.com

Ravelry ID: BowPeep
Ravelry Group: BaBaBlacksheep

Send your questions or comments: blacksheep.bowpeep@gmail.com

Copyright 2012 by Ba Ba Blacksheep

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Episode #42 – Begin the Beguine

 

Welcome

Avatar on Xbox - Fiberholic

"Fiberholic" on Xbox

Welcome to Ba Ba Blacksheep a podcast hosted by BowPeep for all the fiberholics out there. I’m glad you dropped by and I hope you enjoy the show. Put yourself on the map.

Introduction

Hi, I’m BowPeep a shepherdess who is a fiberholic. I wish to remain anonymous, one…I’m not an expert and secondly I wish to protect the innocent.

I have learned a lot and want to “Pay it Forward” by sharing things I’ve learned along the way.

If you discover who I really am, please keep it a secret and instead experience the joy of “Pay it Forward“.

You can listen to this episode here.
Episode #42 “Begin the Beguine”

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Life on the Farm– updates on the cast and crew

Teddy, the smallest of the triplets died on Christmas day.  We will surely miss him, but he is no longer suffering.

Chickens are laying eggs again. Some are frozen and crack, but the big dogs like them.

Dyeing – what’s in the pot

Spinning

Grateful Thread II colorway by Yarn Hollow

Spinning “Grateful Thread II” colorway by Yarn Hollow. Working on the singles now and will chain ply this into sock yarn for daughter’s socks. The fiber is a 50/50 blend of Superwash Merino and Tencel fiber. It is VERY colorful….just what the daughter loves. I’m almost done with the singles. I’m healing enough to start spinning again. I want to chain ply (Navajo ply) these and it will take a lot longer to do the motions with my post surgery limitations. But I’m determined to get this done and on the needles soon.

Knitting

I finished the “girl power socks” and gave them to my friend but I forgot to take a picture. I am working on the “socks that are to small” and started knitting a Balaclava for hubby out of 100% Angora wool in black. 

Weaving

Rep weave rag rugs sitting on the big loom waiting for me. This project is feeling neglected.

It Had to Be Ewe– breed Information and the different types of wool

Romanov

Romanov

Romanov sheep

 

The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook
University of Oklahoma – Sheep Directory
Nebraska Sheep Directory

In Sheep’s Clothing, A Handspinner’s Guide to Wool

 

Fodder – Tips, Tricks and Techniques I’ve learned along the way (if you have suggestions, send them in…more on that later)

My father’s love.

Pet Peeves

WANTED - For chewing knitting needle cables

What bugs you?
Kitty chews my cables on my needle.

Greensleeves and The Frog Pond– ripping, repairing and swearing (no swearing on the air though, it’s a family friendly show)

The “socks that were to small” find a perfect home.

Say What?

Tidbits and terms used in spinning, knitting, dyeing, weaving

“Balaclava”
Pattern that I am using for the Balaclava. (You must be logged into Ravelry to access this link.)

  Book reviews – From My Bookshelf

Champagne for the Soul by Mike MasonChampagne for the Soulby Mike Mason

I am also reading the Bible everyday as part of a Bible study at our church.

Barnyard Banter– slang expressions that originated on the farm

“The love of money is the root of all evil” from – 1 Timothy 6:10 

 Off  Topic Topics or Guests– Discussions on the various fiber crafts, each show will look closer at aspects of a particular craft or an occasional guest.

Serenity Prayer

Inspirational Cancer video

 

Ravelry Tips– ways to get the most out of Ravelry

Join Ravelry if you haven’t already.

Find anything you want by subject on Ravelry. You can search for “angel” and find plenty of angels you can make to give to your special angel. Here’s the pattern I found for the angel socks I’m planning on making. (You must be logged into Ravelry to access this link.)

Songs to Spin By– some music to spin or knit by, featuring a new artist or song each show 

“Begin the Beguine” by Artie Shaw and his band

Special announcements:

Please take time to make a donation to the podcast.  Your donations keep the showing coming and they are very much appreciated. HUGE THANK YOU to the following saving the show:

Sarah from OH
Karen from CA
Nancy from TX
Kathleen from CA

You can go to my website and on the front page on the right is the link for the Etsy shop for Finn roving.

Thank you for listening, see you next time.

Song Credits

Wren Ross blog "Stories of Fiber"
Wren Ross blog “Stories of Fiber

Songs used in the show all by: Wren Ross

Ba Ba Blacksheep
It Had to Be Ewe
76 Stitches
Greensleeves

You can find more about Wren Ross at her blog

Blog and Show Notes: www.bowpeep.wordpress.com

Ravelry ID: BowPeep
Ravelry Group: BaBaBlacksheep

Send your questions or comments: blacksheep.bowpeep@gmail.com

Copyright 2011 by Ba Ba Blacksheep

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Episode #41 – Give the Gift

 

Welcome

Give the Gift That Keeps on Giving

Welcome to Ba Ba Blacksheep a podcast hosted by BowPeep for all the fiberholics out there. I’m glad you dropped by and I hope you enjoy the show. Put yourself on the map.

Introduction

Hi, I’m BowPeep a shepherdess who is a fiberholic. I wish to remain anonymous, one…I’m not an expert and secondly I wish to protect the innocent.

I have learned a lot and want to “Pay it Forward” by sharing things I’ve learned along the way.

If you discover who I really am, please keep it a secret and instead experience the joy of “Pay it Forward“.

You can listen to this episode here.
Episode #41 – Give the Gift

Life on the Farm– updates on the cast and crew

Teddy, the smallest of the triplets is sick. Antibiotic treament is started but not enough improvement seen. I called the vet and switch antibiotics and do a worming (per the vet) the day before my surgery.

Dyeing – what’s in the pot

Spinning

Grateful Thread II colorway by Yarn Hollow

Spinning “Grateful Thread II” colorway by Yarn Hollow. Working on the singles now and will chain ply this into sock yarn for daughter’s socks. The fiber is a 50/50 blend of Superwash Merino and Tencel fiber. It is VERY colorful….just what the daughter loves. I’m almost done with the singles. I’m healing enough to start spinning again. I want to chain ply (Navajo ply) these and it will take a lot longer to do the motions with my post surgery limitations. But I’m determined to get this done and on the needles soon.

Knitting

Socks that I was working on are “resting” while I knit up a pair of socks for a very special friend. They are pink for “girl power” and I had intended to have them done for her by Christmas. The second sock is just past the ribbing, so there’s a ways to go to get them done.

Weaving

Rep weave rag rugs sitting on the big loom waiting for me. This project is feeling neglected.

It Had to Be Ewe– breed Information and the different types of wool

Jacob Sheep

The origin of Jacob sheep is first mentioned in the Bible in Genesis 30:29-43.

Jacob Sheep Breeders Association
Jacob Sheep and Tay Sachs Disease
The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook
University of Oklahoma – Sheep Directory
Nebraska Sheep Directory

In Sheep’s Clothing, A Handspinner’s Guide to Wool

 

Fodder – Tips, Tricks and Techniques I’ve learned along the way (if you have suggestions, send them in…more on that later)

Second chances. This is priceless gift that you can give someone. Unfortunately my father didn’t have that second chance he had thought he had. My dad passed away Dec 20, 2011, the day before my surgery.

Pet Peeves

What bugs you?

Time….don’t wait for someday, it may never come.

Greensleeves and The Frog Pond– ripping, repairing and swearing (no swearing on the air though, it’s a family friendly show)

Appreciation of those we love or friends we care for. Remembering to say thank you to all of you that have supported me.

Say What?

Tidbits and terms used in spinning, knitting, dyeing, weaving

“Blessings”

Luke 2:8-20

  Book reviews – From My Bookshelf

Twas the Night Before Christmas – Clement C. Moore

 Santa at the end was hubby, surprising me at the end of the reading of the poem.


Barnyard Banter– slang expressions that originated on the farm

“Laying down with the lambs” in Isaiah 11:6-9.

“And the lion shall lie down with the lamb” from Nature’s Corner.

 

 Off  Topic Topics or Guests– Discussions on the various fiber crafts, each show will look closer at aspects of a particular craft or an occasional guest.

What I’m anticipating for my surgery.

Dad

Dad’s heart attack
My dad had a minor heart attack on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, a second heart attack that was massive on Dec. 17, and the third and final one actually ruptured his heart. My dad passed away December 20, 2011, about 8 PM. I learned of his passing just after recording this episode.  I miss my dad so much.
Dad’s obituary – Emory Lamar Manley “Larry”

 

Ravelry Tips– ways to get the most out of Ravelry

Join Ravelry if you haven’t already.

Ravelry Tips will continue on the next episode…stay tuned.

Songs to Spin By– some music to spin or knit by, featuring a new artist or song each show 

Give the Gift” by Jerry Garcia – Track #8 from the CD “Give the Gift”

Earlier songs also by Jerry Garcia
“Feliz Navidad”
– Track #13 from the CD “Give the Gift”
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” – Track #5 from the CD “Give the Gift”

You can find more about Jerry Garcia using the link above or for his CD that features the Song to Spin and other Christmas songs in this episode click on the CD cover to the right.

Special announcements:

Please take time to make a donation to the podcast.  Your donations keep the showing coming and they are very much appreciated.

You can go to my website and on the front page on the right is the link for the Etsy shop for Finn roving.

Thank you for listening, see you next time.

Song Credits

Wren Ross blog "Stories of Fiber"
Wren Ross blog “Stories of Fiber

Songs used in the show all by: Wren Ross

Ba Ba Blacksheep
It Had to Be Ewe
76 Stitches
Greensleeves

You can find more about Wren Ross at her blog

Blog and Show Notes: www.bowpeep.wordpress.com

Ravelry ID: BowPeep
Ravelry Group: BaBaBlacksheep

Send your questions or comments: blacksheep.bowpeep@gmail.com

Copyright 2011 by Ba Ba Blacksheep

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Episode #40 – HB and BC

Welcome

Welcome to Ba Ba Blacksheep a podcast hosted by BowPeep for all the fiberholics out there. I’m glad you dropped by and I hope you enjoy the show. Put yourself on the map.

Introduction

Hi, I’m BowPeep a shepherdess who is a fiberholic. I wish to remain anonymous, one…I’m not an expert and secondly I wish to protect the innocent.

I have learned a lot and want to “Pay it Forward” by sharing things I’ve learned along the way.

If you discover who I really am, please keep it a secret and instead experience the joy of “Pay it Forward“.

You can listen to this episode here.
Episode #40 – HB and BC

Life on the Farm– updates on the cast and crew

Dyeing – what’s in the pot

Spinning

Grateful Thread II colorway by Yarn Hollow

Spinning “Grateful Thread II” colorway by Yarn Hollow. Working on the singles now and will chain ply this into sock yarn for daughter’s socks. The fiber is a 50/50 blend of Superwash Merino and Tencel fiber. It is VERY colorful….just what the daughter loves. I’m about halfway done with the singles so far.

Started spinning some 100% raw alpaca from a local farm. Plan on finishing it and doing a chain ply. I’ve decided to comb out the flakes of feed and wash the rest to blend with some of my Finn that I naturally dyed with black walnuts. 

Still working on all of the above.

Knitting

The Bubbles Scarf by Lucy Neatby.

Second sock is getting finished, I’m working on the foot now. Shouldn’t be long before it’s finished. I’ve got another pair to knit before Christmas so I better get crackin’.

Weaving

Rep weave rag rugs sitting on the big loom waiting for me. This project is feeling neglected.

It Had to Be Ewe– breed Information and the different types of wool

This section of the show will return next episode where we will be studying the Jacob sheep. 

 

Fodder – Tips, Tricks and Techniques I’ve learned along the way (if you have suggestions, send them in…more on that later)

Don’t sweat the small stuff.

Pet Peeves

What bugs you?

Getting breast cancer.

Greensleeves and The Frog Pond– ripping, repairing and swearing (no swearing on the air though, it’s a family friendly show)

Knitting the heel flap stitches on the top of the sock. Haven’t I done this before? You’d think I’d learn by now.

Say What?

Tidbits and terms used in spinning, knitting, dyeing, weaving

 Invasive mucinous carcinoma

 Book reviews – From My Bookshelf

What You Need to Know Before Treatment About: Breast Cancer
Additional copies of this publication (DCH-1234) may be ordered from:

Michigan Department of Community Health
Bureau of Health Professions
P.O. Box 30454
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: 517.373.1737

Cancer101 Basics for the Diagnosed
A Planner for People with Cancer and their Caregivers


Barnyard Banter– slang expressions that originated on the farm

“Which came first, the chicken or the egg?”

 

 

Off topic Topics or Guests– Discussions on the various fiber crafts, each show will look closer at aspects of a particular craft or an occasional guest.

Why do a self exam – to LIVE

How to do a Breast Self Exam – a virtual demonstration

Breast Cancer Resources

Breast Cancer
Living Beyond Breast Cancer
Ribbon of Pink
Young Survival Coalition
Susan G. Komen Foundation

General Information for Cancer

American Cancer Society (ACS)
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Cancer Care, Inc.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Health Information Center

 

Ravelry Tips– ways to get the most out of Ravelry

Join Ravelry if you haven’t already.

Groups of all kinds on Ravelry, if you are looking for someone that shares your passion or you need support for something…anything…you can find it on Ravlery. I found a group that I unfortunately qualify for membership…

Knitters with Breast Cancer

they have been a fantastic source of support, encouragement and love. The requirements to be in that group are not ones that we wish for anybody, so we “unwelcome” each other. But we find that we are NOT an army of ONE….we have back up…we have back up.

Songs to Spin By– some music to spin or knit by, featuring a new artist or song each show 

Happy Birthday” by Jason Silver

 You can find more about Jason Silver using the link above or for his CD that features the Song to Spin by this episode click on the CD cover to the right.

 

 

and earlier in the show the song “Worth the Fight” is by Marie Hines

Courtesy of MusicAlley.com

Special announcements:

Please take time to make a donation to the podcast.  Thank you to Elseline Thelma from Hampshire in the UK, Jean from NH, Ursula from WA for your donations. Your donations keep the showing coming and they are very much appreciated.

You can go to my website and on the front page on the right is the link for the Etsy shop for Finn roving.

Thank you for listening, see you next time.

Song Credits

Wren Ross blog "Stories of Fiber"
Wren Ross blog “Stories of Fiber

Songs used in the show all by: Wren Ross

Ba Ba Blacksheep
It Had to Be Ewe
76 Stitches
Greensleeves

You can find more about Wren Ross at her blog

Blog and Show Notes: www.bowpeep.wordpress.com

Ravelry ID: BowPeep
Ravelry Group: BaBaBlacksheep

Send your questions or comments: blacksheep.bowpeep@gmail.com

Copyright 2011 by Ba Ba Blacksheep

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