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 #4 – The Learning Curve
Life on the Farm – updates on the cast and crew
- Our chickens, affectionately known as “The Girls”
Araucanas, Buff Orpington, ISA Brown, and Columbian Rock Cross chickens.
WIP – Works in progress, what’s on the needles, wheel or in the dyepot
Christmas Afghan – WIP for 8-10 years…is that long enough?
Classy Slip-Up socks from Knit Socks! by Betsy McCarthy
It Had to Be Ewe – breed Information and the different types of wool
Merino sheep – history of the breed, types, fleece characteristics, practice of mulesing
Fodder – Tips, Tricks and Techniques I’ve learned along the way (if you have suggestions, send them in…more on that later)
Flat vs. circular knitting – considerations in pattern for alternating methods
What bugs you?
Clearer knitting instructions
Greensleeves and The Frog Pond – ripping, repairing and swearing (no swearing on the air though, it’s a family friendly show)
More cables missed….does that surprise you?
Say What? – Tidbits and terms used in spinning, knitting, dyeing, weaving
Ease – what it means and how to determine it
Book reviews – From My Bookshelf
These books are the first books I added to my library when learning to spin and knit. My Vogue Knitting is an even earlier printing with a different cover but I’m sure it’s the same content.
Barnyard Banter – slang expressions that originated on the farm
“Getting your ducks in a row”
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
The different preparations of fiber, how it’s done and the tools used.
Ravelry Tips – ways to get the most out of Ravelry
Join Ravelry if you haven’t already.
Getting your forums organized and creating tabs making it easier to find your groups
Songs to Spin By – some music to spin or knit by, featuring a new artist or song each show
“Learning Curve” by Paul Rose
This CD and others available for sale on his website
Biography of Paul Rose, originally from Newcastle, England
Courtesy of MusicAlley.com
Thank you for listening, see you next time.
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