Episode #12 – Visions of Lace




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Episode #12 – Visions of Lace
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Life on the Farm – updates on the cast and crew

Harry is recovering nicely. Shannon is definitely pregnant, not sure about Sipsy.

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


Cherry Season yarn

Cherry Season yarn

Finished spinning and plying the yarn for my lace project. A traditional three ply yarn in fingering weight for my Haruni Shawl.

I’m currently spinning some Finn/Angora blend woolen spun with a 75/25 percent blend. More to come later. This yarn is destined for a Balaclava for hubby. (You need to be logged into Ravelry to see this link and pattern.)


Thrummed mittens

Thrummed mittens

Thrummed mittens are done!

The thrums were done with some of my combed top from my Romeldale, Dakota. She and my CVMs are no longer at the farm since I’ve dedicated my farm to raising only the Finnish Landrace Sheep, also known as Finns. The cuffs are knit with some of my Finn yarn and the main mitten is some merino/bamboo blend that I spun with a Navajo ply in a worsted weight.

Haruni first repeat Chart A

Haruni first repeat Chart A

Starting my lace shawl with my handspun 100% merino from Freckle Faced Fibers in “Cherry Season” colorway. Knitting a free pattern in Ravelry called “Haruni” by Emily Ross.  Join me in a KAL in the Ba Ba Blacksheep group on Ravelry.

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

This week the “It Had to Be Ewe” segment is out to pasture due to space limitations on the hosting site for the podcast.  Stay tuned next week for the Romney sheep.

University of Oklahoma – Sheep Directory
Nebraska Sheep Directory
In Sheep’s Clothing, A Handspinner’s Guide to Wool

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

Lifelines in lace will save your butt.

Pet Peeves

What bugs you?

My cat who frolics at midnight with my handspun yarn from my Finn sheep. Have you seen my scissors?

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

To busy spinning to frog…stay tuned lace knitting is sure to have it’s moments.

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

Provisional cast on with Lucy Neatby

Book reviews – From My Bookshelf

Knitting Lace Triangles

Knitting Lace Triangles by Evelyn A. Clark

Knitting Lace Triangles by Evelyn A. Clark

Great book for the “how to” of knitting lace and she gives you the ingredients to knit your own lace.  This is a great book for a beginning lace knitter. With Evelyn’s instructions and patterns you can “design” your own lace from the very beginning.

Barnyard Banter – slang expressions that originated on the farm

“If wishes were horses” – if you’ve been wishing you could knit lace, then it’s about time you got down off that horse.

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

Want to get started with your first lace but don’t know where to start? I cover some of the basic concepts, tips and tricks of knitting lace on the podcast and here’s more for your viewing pleasure.

Lesson One – How to Knit Lace

Kerin, a lace designer with Knit Picks has some great videos and lessons on knitting lace, even if you’ve only dreamed about it you can get started.

Choosing your yarn for knitting lace.

Ravelry Tips – ways to get the most out of Ravelry

Join Ravelry if you haven’t already.

How to find a KAL or a group for the lace pattern you choose.

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

Someone Believes in You by Mark Shephard

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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1 Response to Episode #12 – Visions of Lace

  1. If you wouldn’t mind giving your listeners Wren’s blog address where they may purchase her Cd, that would be terrific. http://www.storiesoffiber.com We will be taking the music alley link down soon.
    for Wren Ross

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