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 #6 – Long Time…Happy Anniversary
Today is our wedding anniversary….29 years…now that’s a long time.
Life on the Farm – updates on the cast and crew
Winter solstice coming and the longest nights of the year. How long nights effect the animals. Traditions and customs of the winter solstice.
WIP – Works in progress, what’s on the needles, wheel or in the dyepot
Christmas Afghan – WIP for 8-10 years. It’s off the needles and will be finished in time for Christmas 2010.
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
Leicester Longwools – history of the breed, types, and fleece characteristics
Sheep101.info – Leicester Longwools history
University of Oklahoma – Sheep Directory
Nebraska Sheep Directory
In Sheep’s Clothing, A Handspinner’s Guide to Wool
Leicester Longwool Sheep Breeder’s Association
Fodder – Tips, Tricks and Techniques I’ve learned along the way (if you have suggestions, send them in…more on that later)
Long tail cast on and other cast ons.
A video of a long tail cast on that looks good on either side of a ribbing.
What bugs you?
Not enough time in the day.
Greensleeves and The Frog Pond – ripping, repairing and swearing (no swearing on the air though, it’s a family friendly show)
To many rows of color, tinking didn’t save me it just messed me up worse. Ripppppp….
Say What? – Tidbits and terms used in spinning, knitting, dyeing, weaving
Long draw in spinning
Video of woollen spinning by Ruth McGregor
Book reviews – From My Bookshelf
Barnyard Banter – slang expressions that originated on the farm
“Long in the tooth”
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
Antique spinning wheels, introducing my Canadian Production Wheel (CPW) and visit with David Pennington.
My Canadian Production Wheel is marked with the maker’s stamp and is made by Frederic Bordua from St. Hyacinthe, Quebec in the late 1800’s. The treadle, footman and tension device are made of cast iron. The wheel is 30″, much bigger than my Kromski Minstrel shown in the background.
Ravelry Tips – ways to get the most out of Ravelry
Join Ravelry if you haven’t already.
Shopping in Ravelry.
Songs to Spin By – some music to spin or knit by, featuring a new artist or song each show
- “Through it All” by Katy Pfaffl
Courtesy of MusicAlley.com
Thank you for listening, see you next time.
Copyright 2010 by Ba Ba Blacksheep