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
Life on the Farm – updates on the cast and crew
Minerals and molasses, to much of a good thing?
WIP – Works in progress, what’s on the needles, wheel or in the dyepot
Merino/bamboo in “Sparkling Waters” colorway by Spinning Awesome Good.
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.
It Had to Be Ewe – breed Information and the different types of wool
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
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?
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
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
Interview with Carol Densmore of Crosswind Farm
Ravelry Tips – ways to get the most out of Ravelry
Join Ravelry if you haven’t already.
Creating a project in Ravelry.
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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.
Copyright 2011 by Ba Ba Blacksheep