Episode #6 – Long Time…Happy Anniversary


Happy Anniversary 2010

Happy Anniversary 2010

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
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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.

WIPWorks 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

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

Leicester Longwool

Leicester Longwool photo courtesy of Colonial Williamsburg featured on Sheep101.info

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
Colonial Williamsburg
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.

Tutorials on cast on methods mentioned:
Long Tail Cast On, Knitting On and Cable Cast On
Turkish Cast On

Pet Peeves

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

Alden Amos Big Book of Handspinning

Alden Amos Big Book of Handspinning

Alden Amos Big Book of Handspinning

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

Canadian Production Wheel

My Canadian Production Wheel and Minstrel

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.

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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