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.
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“.
Episode #2 – I’m Back
Life on the Farm – updates on the cast and crew
Meet the flock, introducing the ewes and rams. The girls, Daisy, Dot, Bella, Tara, Clara Bella and I almost forgot Little Shit.
The guys, in no particular order, Smee, Chris and Randy.
Introducing Manny and Belle, the LGDs (Livestock Guardian Dogs). They are Great Pyrenees dogs, the gentle giants that look like white bear. They keep the wild animals away, including real bear.
WIP – Works in progress, what’s on the needles, wheel or in the dyepot
It Had to Be Ewe – breed Information and the different types of wool
Fodder – Tips, Tricks and Techniques I’ve learned along the way (if you have suggestions, send them in…more on that later)
Using charts and tips
What bugs you?
Computer anti-virus virus
Running out of yarn mid row
Greensleeves and The Frog Pond – ripping, repairing and swearing (no swearing on the air though, it’s a family friendly show)
Say What? – Tidbits and terms used in spinning, knitting, dyeing, weaving
Book reviews – From My Bookshelf
The Art of Fair Isle Knitting by Anne Feitelson, Interweave Press
Barnyard Banter – slang expressions that originated on the farm
Got your Goat
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
Knitting with Color
Entrelac, Intarsia, Slip stitch knitting, double knitting, tufted knitting, shadow knitting and stranded knitting.
The scarf mentioned in last week’s episode, Counterpoint Scarf by Jennifer Crawford (Piano Keyboard scarf), is an example of shadow knitting.
Fair Isle is a form of stranded knitting but, not all stranded knitting is Fair Isle. Differences between Fair Isle, Scandinavian, Latvian, Estonian, Shetland, Bohus stickning, Peruvian/Andean, Turkish, Icelandic, Nordic knitting and more.
Ravelry Tips – ways to get the most out of Ravelry
Join Ravelry if you haven’t already.
Make the most use of Favorites and the pink hearts.
Songs to Spin By – some music to spin or knit by, featuring a new artist or song each show
Thank you for listening, see you next time.
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