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 #9 – You, Me and Joe
Life on the Farm – updates on the cast and crew
The different personalities of the animals.
WIP – Works in progress, what’s on the needles, wheel or in the dyepot
Blue Face Leicester in the “Sherwood Forest” colorway by Greenwood Fiberworks
Knitting 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.
It Had to Be Ewe – breed Information and the different types of wool
University of Oklahoma – Sheep Directory
Nebraska Sheep Directory
In Sheep’s Clothing, A Handspinner’s Guide to Wool
Sheep101.info – Cotswold
Cotswold Breeders Association – US
Cotswold Sheep Society – UK
Fodder – Tips, Tricks and Techniques I’ve learned along the way (if you have suggestions, send them in…more on that later)
What bugs you?
Can’t see how to untangle my yarn from my glasses when I can’t get my glasses on to see. A little story about ….you know you’re a farmer when…
Greensleeves and The Frog Pond – ripping, repairing and swearing (no swearing on the air though, it’s a family friendly show)
Knit to far…must rip back. We aren’t talking knee socks ya know.
Say What? – Tidbits and terms used in spinning, knitting, dyeing, weaving
Book reviews – From My Bookshelf
- “Knitting on the Road” by Nancy Bush
- Sock patterns for the Traveling Knitter
Published by Interweave Press
- Techniques for knitting on the road and a comprehensive list of different sock yarns and some fabulous patterns too.
Barnyard Banter – slang expressions that originated on the farm
“fog as thick as pea soup”
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
Interview with Joe
Ravelry Tips – ways to get the most out of Ravelry
Join Ravelry if you haven’t already.
How to post a picture in Ravelry posts.
Songs to Spin By – some music to spin or knit by, featuring a new artist or song each show
- “This is Me” by Michael Dimitri
Courtesy of MusicAlley.com
Thank you for listening, see you next time.
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