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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 #14 – Knitting Candy
Life on the Farm – updates on the cast and crew
WIP – Works in progress, what’s on the needles, wheel or in the dyepot
Spinning – still working on spinning the Finn/Angora blend spun woolen
Knitting – Haruni shawl. Finished Chart A and did one extra repeat. Started Chart B and adding beads. Stitch markers ARE your friend at this point for sure.
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
University of Oklahoma – Sheep Directory
Nebraska Sheep Directory
In Sheep’s Clothing, A Handspinner’s Guide to Wool
Deer Run Sheep Farm – history of the Coopworth breed
American Coopworth Registry
Coopworth Sheep Society of New Zealand
Fodder – Tips, Tricks and Techniques I’ve learned along the way (if you have suggestions, send them in…more on that later)
Knitting with beads. Which ones to buy, what size to get and how to do it.
Japanese beads made by Miyuki, Toho or Matsuno are best and I tell you why.
Seed beads are best using 6/0 for fingering weight yarn or 8/0 for lace weight yarn.
More information on knitting with beads.
Video showing how to knit with beads courtesy of Nelkin Designs.
Another tutorial of using the super floss method is also in Ravelry here. (You must be logged into Ravelry for the link to work.)
What bugs you?
Greensleeves and The Frog Pond – ripping, repairing and swearing (no swearing on the air though, it’s a family friendly show)
Say What? – Tidbits and terms used in spinning, knitting, dyeing, weaving
Faggotting explained in A Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara Walker.
What is faggoting? Different types of faggoting in knitting, often used in lace patterns as part of or all of the design.
Book reviews – From My Bookshelf
Spinning Lace DVD with Margaret Stove
Margaret Stove demonstrates how to spin lace yarn with merino. She covers everything from washing the fleece in the lock, to spinning a more elastic yarn for lace. Also featured are some of her beautiful shawls that she has designed, spun and knitted and in some cases dyed. I’m glad I added this to my bookshelf, it is a good reference to watch again and again.
Barnyard Banter – slang expressions that originated on the farm
“Pulling the wool over your eyes.”
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
Stitches used in knitting lace. Karin from Knit Picks demonstrates the common stitches used in lace.
Falling Birch Leaves designed by Linda Choo, it’s a free pattern on Ravelry and is a great beginners lace pattern with step by step instructions in the pattern on reading charts, the stitches used and blocking your finished lace. (You must be logged into Ravelry for the link to the pattern to work.)
Ravelry Tips – ways to get the most out of Ravelry
Join Ravelry if you haven’t already.
Songs to Spin By – some music to spin or knit by, featuring a new artist or song each show
Life is a River performed by Nick Tann
Courtesy of MusicAlley.com
Thank you for listening, see you next time.
Songs used in the show all by: Wren Ross
Ba Ba Blacksheep
It Had to Be Ewe
You can find more about Wren Ross at her blog
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