Episode #11 – Balance

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 #11 – Balance
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Life on the Farm – updates on the cast and crew

Harry sprains his leg and learns to balance on three legs.
Smee is not black!

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

Blue Sheen Merino from Yarn Hollow

Blue Sheen Merino from Yarn Hollow


Merino in “Blue Sheen” colorway by Yarn Hollow.


hubby 2010 Christmas socks

hubby 2010 Christmas socks

Done – The plain vanilla sock pattern – “Classic Sock” in the book, Folk Sock book by Nancy Bush. 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. I never did this, but here’s a picture….how’s that?

Marinating – Potato Chip Scarf using some handspun “Goldfish with a Tutu” dyed by AllSpunUp.

Will be coming out of hibernating status – Cassidy sweater by ChicKnits

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

Border Leicester

Border Leicester

Border Leicester

University of Oklahoma – Sheep Directory
Nebraska Sheep Directory
In Sheep’s Clothing, A Handspinner’s Guide to Wool
American Border Leicester Association
Border Leicester Sheep Breeders – UK

“Babe” the movie trailer

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

Balance in life and in your yarn

Pet Peeves

What bugs you?

“Hello, how can I piss you off today?”

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

I’m not ripping…the heck with it!

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


McMorran Yarn Balance

McMorran Yarn Balance

McMorran Balance

measurement of yarn (in inches)

inches x 100 = yards per pound (ypp)
ypp x weight of skein = yardage of skein

Book reviews – From My Bookshelf

Stitch N Bitch Nation

Stitch N Bitch Nation

Stitch ‘n Bitch Nation
by Debbie Stoller

A variety of patterns, easy enough for the beginning knitter and just plain fun for everyone.

Barnyard Banter – slang expressions that originated on the farm

“on tenterhooks”

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

Yarn weight and thickness

Standard Yarn Weight System Chart

Ravelry Tips – ways to get the most out of Ravelry

Join Ravelry if you haven’t already.

Quotes in posts.

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

Steve Robinson CD

Steve Robinson CD

“Weight of the World”  by Steve Robinson

Courtesy of MusicAlley.com

Podcasts referenced in the show
The KnitWits
The KnitMore Girls
CogKNITive Podcast

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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4 Responses to Episode #11 – Balance

  1. Sabra says:

    Hang in there. Remember the prettiest rainbows come after a storm. I’m not a spinner nor am I a shepardess (woo apparently not a speller either) but I listen to the podcast and find them interesting. You have your niche.

  2. moe moe says:


    Just wanted to let you know I am listening to your show and I enjoy it very much. I like hearing about your farm animals. Please dont ever think of not podcasting its shows like your the one with the not so standard set up that I like the best.

    so please keep doing what your doing


  3. Anna Seitzer says:

    How wonderful to come across a blog that inspires my love of fiber & shares my passion for sheep. Especially since I’m still learning about both. Great job! 🙂

  4. Just a word of thanks for playing my song, Weight Of The World, on your podcast; much appreciated. Cheers then,
    Steve Robinson (hanging by a thread…)

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