Episode #5 – Musical Knitting


Wren's Greatest Hits CD

Wren's Greatest Hits CD by Wren Ross

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
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Life on the Farm – updates on the cast and crew

Breeding season for the sheep and the breeding pairs are prepared.

WIPWorks 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

The back is completed and the first front is up to the increases.  Cassidy sweater by ChicKnits

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

Rambouillet ewes

Rambouillet ewes courtesy of Sheep101.info

Rambouillet sheep, photo courtesy of Sheep101.info

Rambouillet – history of the breed, types, and fleece characteristics

American Rambouillet Sheep Breeder’s Association
Sheep101.info – Rambouillet sheep

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)

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.

Pet Peeves

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

Learning to Weave by Deborah Chandler

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

Wren's Greatest Hits CD by Wren Ross

Holly Ann, written and performed by Wren Ross

Wren Ross has a blog – Stories of Fiber
Her CD – “Wren’s Greatest Hits” with all the music featured in today’s podcast and more. Great gift for the knitter who has everything!

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
Holly Ann
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.
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1 Response to Episode #5 – Musical Knitting

  1. zabelle says:

    I discoverd your podcast yesturday and ady added you to my favorites! Keep up the good work!

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