Episode #17 – Ain’t No Way

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I have learned a lot and want to “Pay it Forward” by sharing things I’ve learned along the way.

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Episode #17 – Ain’t No Way
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Life on the Farm– updates on the cast and crew

Rams will be rams.

Big horned sheep in Idaho.

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

"Rustic" colorway in BFL and silk Navajo ply

"Rustic" colorway in BFL and silk Navajo ply


BFL/silk spun and Navajo plied
Spinning Shetland in a worsted spun that will eventually be a traditional 3 ply in a fingering weight.


Balaclava is DONE!
Spun this with Finn/Angora blend 80/20 with a woolen spun and did a Navajo ply to use every last inch of this yarn. I was worried I would run out of yarn, but I ended up with some left over.
Socks – Opal cotton yarn, first sock heel is done and working on the gusset now.

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

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



Teeswater sheep

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

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

Periodic Table of Fibers – remember chemistry class? Well now it’s fiber class…

American Sheep Industry 2011 Convention Press Release regarding superwash wool in US. Also the Make It With Wool winners announced. For more information on the Make it With Wool contest for next year, contact Marie Lehfeldt, MIWW Coordinator (406)636-2731 or levi@midrivers.com or Becky Talley (303)771-3500, ext 50 or becky@sheepusa.org.

Pet Peeves

What bugs you?

Changing your mind.

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

Can’t bring myself to fix my mistake on my Cassidy and get on with the knitting.

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

Ladders in knitting.

Book reviews – From My Bookshelf

Start Spinning by Maggie CaseyStart Spinning: Everything You Need to Know to Make Great Yarn by Maggie Casey

Great book for a beginning spinner with lots of pictures, troubleshooting steps for problems with your wheel that usually stumps a new spinner. If you’re an experienced spinner, this would be a great gift for those you are enabling to the dark side.

Barnyard Banter– slang expressions that originated on the farm

“Grinding to a halt”

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

Backwards progression….weaving, one step forward and two steps back.

Spreadsheet for comparisons of different rigid heddle looms put together by Trish, also known as trplr95 on Ravelry.

Ravelry Tips– ways to get the most out of Ravelry

Join Ravelry if you haven’t already.

Ravelry lingo and internet lingo.

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

Ain’t No Way by John Batdorf

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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