Episode #15 – Join Us, Happy Valentine’s Day


Dakota, a white Romeldale gives kisses

Dakota, a white Romeldale gives kisses


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 #15 – Join Us, Happy Valentine’s Day
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Life on the Farm – updates on the cast and crew

Name The Kids Contest.

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

Spinning – on the second bobbin of singles on the Finn/Angora blend, plan on finishing all the spinning on this in the next week. Hubby is getting anxious for his balaclava before spring.

Knitting – Haruni shawl, Chart B must have eleventy billion stitches

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



CVM/Romeldale sheep

University of Oklahoma – Sheep Directory
Nebraska Sheep Directory
In Sheep’s Clothing, A Handspinner’s Guide to Wool
American Romeldale/CVM Association, Inc.
CVM Sheep – ARCR Registration for CVM/Romeldale sheep recognized by American Livestock Breed Conservancy
National CVM Conservancy

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

Happy Valentine’s Day and the origin of the holiday.

Pet Peeves

What bugs you?

No phones and no internet…oh my! Ignoring what my lace is telling me, my fault I know.

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

Chart B on the Haruni shawl, lots of tinking going on.

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

Crochet bind off for lace, when to use it and why? Other bind offs explored.

Book reviews – From My Bookshelf

Victorian Lace Today

Victorian Lace Today

Victorian Lace Today

A book full of beautiful lace patterns to knit, fabulous photography and great instructional information too. I consider this not only a great book full of fantastic patterns but also a super inspirational book.

Barnyard Banter – slang expressions that originated on the farm

“A wolf in sheep’s clothing”

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

Joins – Spit Joins and Russian Joins

Karin from Knit Picks shows us how to join our yarns using the Spit Join or the Russian Join.

Ravelry Tips – ways to get the most out of Ravelry

Join Ravelry if you haven’t already.

Sending a virtual Valentine’s Day card to your friends in Ravelry.

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

Alexa Rae Without LoveWithout Love performed by Alexa Rae

Courtesy of MusicAlley.com

Thank you for listening, see you next time.

Song Credits

Wren Ross blog "Stories of Fiber"

Wren Ross blog "Stories of Fiber"

Songs used in the show all by: Wren Ross
Ba Ba Blacksheep
It Had to Be Ewe
76 Stitches
You can find more about Wren Ross at her blog

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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