Episode #8 – New Year Special


Wensleydale singles

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 #8 – New Year Special
Listen here

halfway to north pole

halfway to north pole

Life on the Farm – updates on the cast and crew

Blizzard here in “The Land of Ice and Snow”. Dec 12th, our anniversary, it snowed about 2 feet with 3 to 4 foot drifts in about 24 hours. It continued to snow for several days after.

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


Blue Face Leicester in camo colors by Greenwood Fiberworks


Folk Socks by Nancy Bush

Folk Socks by Nancy Bush



New – Folk Socks the plain vanilla one in the book. I’m doing 1.5″ in ribbing and stockinette the entire sock body. I’m doing them for DH for Christmas using Opal wool sock yarn. I’ll have to get the colorway for you.

Potato Chip Scarf using some handspun “Goldfish in a Tutu” dyed by AllSpunUp. I think I had called this “Goldfish with a Tutu” but it should be IN and not WITH…I think…

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


Wensleydale photo from Sheep101.info


University of Oklahoma – Sheep Directory
Nebraska Sheep Directory
In Sheep’s Clothing, A Handspinner’s Guide to Wool
Sheep101.info – Wensleydale
North American Wensleydale Sheep Association
Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Breeders Association

Fodder – Tips, Tricks and Techniques I’ve learned along the way (if you have suggestions, send them in…more on that later)

New Years Eve celebrations all over the world and the different New Years Eve traditions

Pet Peeves

What bugs you?

Yarn tangles and knots, especially when doing two socks at a time on Magic Loop.

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

Repeated ripping of the potato chip scarf. The architecture was off a few times, either that or I can’t do the math.

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

Swift and Skein-winder

At Knit's End by Stephanie Pearl McPhee

At Knit's End by Stephanie Pearl McPhee

Book reviews – From My Bookshelf

At Knit’s End by Stephanie Pearl McPhee – “The Yarn Harlot”

Barnyard Banter – slang expressions that originated on the farm

“At Wit’s End”

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

Practicing ergonomics when fiber crafting. Relax, you’re supposed to be enjoying this. Take breaks often and stretch.

Ravelry Tips – ways to get the most out of Ravelry

Join Ravelry if you haven’t already.

How to find new friends in Ravelry.

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

“New Years Resolution”  by Chris Ayer

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
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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