Episode 22 – Hope Never Dies



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 kids (baby goats) move from the nursery and meet the flock.  The nursery pen needs mucking out to prepare for the lambs. Now shearing day is over there are fleeces to skirt when the weather cooperates.

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


Nothing new…what is with that?

DD sock on left and SIL on right


Two pair of socks on the needles
A pair for SIL’s birthday coming up on May 3rd – both socks DONE

A pair for DD birthday, April 12th – first sock done and the second one is started.


Nothing new here either. Better get on the ball, huh?

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

An overview of “Fine wool” characteristics and the breeds that are considered in the fine wool classification.

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)

Knitter’s Periodic Table of Fibers
Fiber Arts contest

Pet Peeves

What bugs you?

Snow…it’s a four letter word, especially at the end of April.

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

Nothing. Vanilla socks are hard to mess up.

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


Weavers Idea BookBook reviews – From My Bookshelf

The Weaver’s Idea Book
Creative Cloth on a Rigid Heddle Loom
by Jane Patrick

Barnyard Banter– slang expressions that originated on the farm

“Fine kettle of fish”

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

Challenges and growth in your life and in your fiber arts.

Ravelry Tips– ways to get the most out of Ravelry

Join Ravelry if you haven’t already.

What’s the magnifying glass for?  Quick search.

Ravelry group study “The Weaver’s Idea Book” can be found in the Rigid Heddle Looms group as a discussion topic, “Weaver’s Idea Book Study Group“. (You must be logged into Ravelry for the two links above to work.)

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

Lisa Redford

Lisa Redford

Hope Never Dies by Lisa Redford

Courtesy of MusicAlley.com

Thank you for your donations to the podcast. 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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