Episode #19 – Imperfectly

Baby goats

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“.

You can listen to this episode here.

Life on the Farm– updates on the cast and crew

The little doe, Sage

The little doe, Sage

Babies are here, twins. One doe and one buck were born on March 24, 2011 early in the morning. Our goat Shannon finally had her babies when we weren’t looking. The doe is a cream color with a white patch on top of her head. The little buck is all white. They are both so cute and bring a smile and a laugh just watching them frolic.

The all white little buck, Ramzy

The all white little buck, Ramzy

SillyNilly on Ravelry had submitted the winning names for the contest. I read all the choices to hubby and he picked the one he liked best. Sage for her and Ramzy for him. She will be receiving a package of combed top from my Romeldale ewe, Dakota. Romeldale is the solid color of the same breed that produces the badger colored CVM sheep. It is a very sproingy yarn and is fun to spin and did I mention soft?

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


White Shetland that I have hand combed from my Shetland ewe, “Little Shit”


Classy Slip Up Socks


Waffle weave dishtowels on the big loom
A scarf with leftover sock yarn on my new Flip rigid heddle loom

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

Masham sheep

Masham sheep


I could not find a website for this breed, no organization that has a web presence.

The information obtained was mostly from Sheep101.info and “In Sheep’s Clothing” by Nola Fournier and Jane Fournier (link below for the book)

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)

Testing for a good warp yarn

Pet Peeves

What bugs you?

Trivial at the moment

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

Tie up troubles on the loom. First time I had 2 layers. That wasn’t suppose to happen.

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

wpi, tpi, epi and ppi – what do they stand for and what do they mean?

Book reviews – From My Bookshelf

The Knitters Book of WoolThe Knitters Book of Wool
The Ultimate Guide to Understanding, Using and Loving this Most Fabulous Fiber
by Clara Parkes

Barnyard Banter– slang expressions that originated on the farm

“April Showers”

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

The healing powers of fiber and remembering to breathe.

Ravelry Tips– ways to get the most out of Ravelry

Join Ravelry if you haven’t already.

How you can find something in common on Ravelry with anyone, anywhere around the world.

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

Katy Pfaffl

Katy Pfaffl

“Imperfectly” by Katy Pfaffl
Earlier song “Breathe” also by Katy Pfaffl

Courtesy of MusicAlley.com

Thank you for the donations to the podcast: Scott in Minnesota, Laurie in California and Karen in California. I couldn’t go on without your generous support.

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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