Episode #10 – True Blue

True Blue spinning

True Blue 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 #10 – True Blue
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Life on the Farm – updates on the cast and crew

Minerals and molasses, to much of a good thing?

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


Merino Bamboo spinning closeup

Merino Bamboo spinning closeup

Merino/bamboo in “Sparkling Waters” colorway by Spinning Awesome Good.


camo hat spun with BFL

camo hat spun with BFL

New –Classic World War II Watch Cap knit with handspun BFL in “Sherwood Forest” colorway by Greenwood Fiberworks.

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 with a Tutu” dyed by AllSpunUp.

Now in hibernating status – Cassidy sweater by ChicKnits

It Had to Be Ewe – breed Information and the different types of wool

Bluefaced Leicester (BFL)

Bluefaced Leicester (BFL) photo by Crosswind Farm

Bluefaced Leister (BFL)

University of Oklahoma – Sheep Directory
Nebraska Sheep Directory
In Sheep’s Clothing, A Handspinner’s Guide to Wool
Bluefaced Leicester Breeders Association
Bluefaced Leicester Union of North America
Bluefaced Leicester Sheep Breeders Association – UK

distaff with spindle

distaff with spindle

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

St. Distaff’s Day – Jan. 7, 2011

Pet Peeves

What bugs you?

Internet Service Providers and bandwidth as slow as molasses in January…maybe that’s how they got the nickname, “CenturyStink”.

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

Believe or not I didn’t have to rip anything out this week. Maybe because I’ve been spinning most of the time and what I have been knitting is plain stockinette stitch.

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

Thrummed garments – what are thrums and how do you make them? A step by step tutorial on how to make thrums.

Book reviews – From My Bookshelf

Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece

Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece

Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece
Dip-Dyeing, Hand-Painting, Tie-Dyeing, and Other Creative Techniques
by Gail Callahan

If you’ve been afraid of dyeing, fear no more, Gail’s book is the perfect companion to get you immersed in color and having fun!

Barnyard Banter – slang expressions that originated on the farm

“slow as molasses in January”

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

Darla, the littlest one

Darla, the littlest one

Interview with Carol Densmore of Crosswind Farm

Carol Densmore
Cross Wind Farm, LLC

Ravelry Tips – ways to get the most out of Ravelry

Join Ravelry if you haven’t already.

Creating a project in Ravelry.

Its a girlIt’s a girl! Jess and Casey, the founders of Ravelry are expecting their first baby, a girl. The due date is June 10, 2011.

If you shop on Amazon, use the following links so Ravelry gets a percentage of the purchase. You can make a donation to Ravelry without spending any extra money!

Shop at Amazon, Support Ravelry

Ravelry is part of Amazon’s associates program. We get a commission every time you buy things at Amazon after following a Ravelry link. Shop at Amazon in any of these ways and it helps us:

  • Use these links to Amazon’s front page
  • Many patterns come from books that are available on Amazon. The links on those pattern pages will earn money for Ravelry.
  • Click Amazon links in the “needed for queue” tab in the books section of your notebook

This is currently for Amazon.com only but other country-specific Amazons are coming.


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

“Deep Blue Goodbye”  by John Stoneham

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 2011 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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