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 #5 – Musical Knitting
Life on the Farm – updates on the cast and crew
Breeding season for the sheep and the breeding pairs are prepared.
WIP – Works in progress, what’s on the needles, wheel or in the dyepot
Christmas Afghan – WIP for 8-10 years. Prepare for bind off…
Working on the second sock and the cuff is almost completed. Classy Slip-Up socks from Knit Socks! by Betsy McCarthy
It Had to Be Ewe – breed Information and the different types of wool
Rambouillet sheep, photo courtesy of Sheep101.info
Rambouillet – history of the breed, types, and fleece characteristics
Fodder – Tips, Tricks and Techniques I’ve learned along the way (if you have suggestions, send them in…more on that later)
Peculiar places for knitting patterns – “76 Stitches”, written and performed by Wren Ross
Hat pattern from “76 stitches
Upon closer review, this hat pattern was published in Interweave Knits, Fall 2004 issue and due to copyright I am unable to furnish a written version of this pattern. You’ll have to listen to the song.
What bugs you?
Losing all my knitting notions in my chair. I hate getting up and pulling out the cushions of my chair….just another interruption.
Greensleeves and The Frog Pond – ripping, repairing and swearing (no swearing on the air though, it’s a family friendly show)
Starting out on the wrong side…no wonder it looks backwards….
Say What? – Tidbits and terms used in spinning, knitting, dyeing, weaving
How the Lazy Kate and Niddy-Noddy got their names.
Book reviews – From My Bookshelf
Learning to Weave by Deborah Chandler
A great book for the beginning weaver to the more experienced. This book features lots of photographs to help you warp a loom, read a draft and get started with your first weaving project.
Barnyard Banter – slang expressions that originated on the farm
“Finding a needle in a haystack”
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
Weaving, an introduction to my level of weaving experience….beginner.
Ravelry Tips – ways to get the most out of Ravelry
Join Ravelry if you haven’t already.
Searching for groups and how to find ones that are perfect for your interests.
Songs to Spin By – some music to spin or knit by, featuring a new artist or song each show
Holly Ann, written and performed by Wren Ross
Courtesy of MusicAlley.com
Thank you for listening, see you next time.
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