Episode #4 – The Learning Curve

Christmas Afghan

Christmas Afghan

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
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Life on the Farm – updates on the cast and crew

The girls

Our chickens affectionately known as "The Girls"

The chickens

Our chickens, affectionately known as “The Girls”

Araucanas, Buff Orpington, ISA Brown, and Columbian Rock Cross chickens.

WIPWorks in progress, what’s on the needles, wheel or in the dyepot

Christmas Afghan

Christmas Afghan

Christmas Afghan – WIP for 8-10 years…is that long enough?

Classy Slip-Up socks from Knit Socks! by Betsy McCarthy

Cassidy sweater by ChicKnits

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

Merino sheep, photo courtesy of Sheep101.info

Merino sheep – history of the breed, types, fleece characteristics, practice of mulesing

Sheep101.info – Shrek I and Shrek II
Wikipedia – original Vermont Merino picture
University of Oklahoma – Sheep Directory
Nebraska Sheep Directory

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

Pet Peeves

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

Standard Body Measurements and Sizing

Book reviews – From My Bookshelf

Hands on Spinning by Lee Raven

Hands on Spinning by Lee Raven

Vogue Knitting The Ultimate Knitting Book

Vogue Knitting The Ultimate Knitting Book

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

Learning Curve by Paul Rose

“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.

Song Credits
Songs used in the show all by: Wren Ross
Ba Ba Blacksheep
It Had to Be Ewe
76 Stitches
More of her songs can be found at MusicAlley.com

Blog and Show Notes: www.bowpeep.wordpress.com
Ravelry ID: BowPeep
Ravelry Group: BaBaBlacksheep
Send your questions or comments: blacksheep.bowpeep@gmail.com

Copyright 2010 by Ba Ba Blacksheep


About bowpeep

I have a flock of sheep and am a fiberholic with a podcast, Ba Ba Blacksheep.
This entry was posted in Barnyard Banter, Book Reviews, Fodder, Knitting, Ravelry Tips, Say What?, Sheep Breeds, Spinning, Tips, Tricks and Techniques. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Episode #4 – The Learning Curve

  1. Thanks for playing Wren’s cd selections “Wren Ross’s Greatest Knits!” I’m Wren’s assistant and friend, Jeanne.
    Your listeners may also purchase a cd ( Great gift! Great music for making gifts!) at Wren’s Blog:
    They may find some holiday specials, additional new songs and tales of knittery triumph and tragedy there as well.

  2. Karla Marshall says:

    I just started listening to your podcast and am really enjoying it, especially the Ravelry tips. I love Ravelry, but haven’t had time to figure out all the intricacies, so this segment you do is wonderful and I am learning lots! Keep up the great work!

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