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
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!
WIP – Works in progress, what’s on the needles, wheel or in the dyepot
Merino in “Blue Sheen” colorway by Yarn Hollow.
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.
It Had to Be Ewe – breed Information and the different types of wool
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?
“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
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
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
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
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
“Weight of the World” by Steve Robinson
Courtesy of MusicAlley.com
Thank you for listening, see you next time.
Copyright 2011 by Ba Ba Blacksheep