Episode #7 – Colors of Christmas


Colors of Christmas spinning

Colors of Christmas spinning

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 #7 – Colors of Christmas
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Life on the Farm – updates on the cast and crew

How to use color in caring for the sheep and goats. FAMACHA color charts explained.

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

Christmas Afghan – DONE
Classy Slip-Up socks from Knit Socks! by Betsy McCarthy – DONE
New project – Potato Chip Scarf using some handspun “Goldfish with a Tutu” dyed by AllSpunUp

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

Lincoln Sheep

Lincoln Sheep photo from Sheep101.info

Sheep101.info – Lincoln sheep
University of Oklahoma – Sheep Directory
Nebraska Sheep Directory
In Sheep’s Clothing, A Handspinner’s Guide to Wool
National Lincoln 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)

Stocking stuffers for the knitters in your life

Pet Peeves

What bugs you?

Christmas lights that burn out because one dang bulb burned out….but which one?

Greensleeves and The Frog Pond – ripping, repairing and swearing (no swearing on the air though, it’s a family friendly show)

Turning heel and not centering it.

Say What? – Tidbits and terms used in spinning, knitting, dyeing, weaving

Mordants used in natural dyeing.

Book reviews – From My Bookshelf

Nature's colors: Dyes from Plants by Ida Grae

Nature's colors: Dyes from Plants by Ida Grae

Nature’s Colors: Dyes from Plants by Ida Grae

This book is not currently in print, what a shame….but older copies are available and the library can get it for you too.

Barnyard Banter – slang expressions that originated on the farm

“Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth”

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

Natural dyeing and the colors of Christmas and nature.

Ravelry Tips – ways to get the most out of Ravelry

Join Ravelry if you haven’t already.

How to find yarn color choices for your favorite yarn.

Songs to Spin By – some music to spin or knit by, featuring a new artist or song each show

“Beautiful One”  by Olwen Ringrose

Courtesy of MusicAlley.com

Thank you for listening, see you next time.

Song Credits
The Limeybirds Christmas Song by the Limeybirds – more of their music on Musicalley.com

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.
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1 Response to Episode #7 – Colors of Christmas

  1. sandra says:

    What a lovely podcast. Enjoyed every minute of it, and liked the pace of the delivery.
    I have found a UK site for Lincoln sheep that I will put in my favourites and see if I can get a fleece from here next year. There are some nice pics on here of this lovely breed
    Looking forward to the next episode. Thanks for such an interesting podcast!

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