Episode #27 – In a Pickle


In a PickleWelcome 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

“Name the Lamb” contest winners
Sandrada – named Little Shit’s ram “Peter”
TopHat – named Bella’s rams “Teddy” and “Rex” (Molly’s brothers)

Graduation of the lambs and “Musical Lambs”

The garden is planted and is enough to feed an army! Flower gardens are looking good too.

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

spinning project

Red Rocks and Spruce, merino/tussah from Yarn Hollow


Loving the spin on this fiber from Rita. LOVE the colors and the fiber blend. Still working on my Merino/Tussah Silk (80/20) blend from Yarn Hollow, colorway “Red Rocks and Spruce”. I split the roving in half lengthwise and I’m almost finished with the first half. I guess I just don’t want the fun to end.

Opal socks for me on US1,5

Opal socks for me on US1,5


First sock done and second one started. Current socks on the needles. These are for me….me….me….made with Opal sock yarn in wool/nylon.

I cast on and finished the first of several “pickle” discloths


Weaving placemats

Placemats on the Flip loom

Still working on the placemats with a modified log cabin pattern from Handwoven Treasury. Using my 15″ Flip RH loom with a 10 dent heddle and warped with 3/2 cotton in natural and brown. I’m almost finished with the second placemat. I’m getting really good with unweaving.

Planning my next project for the big floor loom. More details later in the podcast.


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

Corriedale ewe

Corriedale ewe


American Corriedale Association, Inc.
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)

How to make lemonade.

Pet Peeves

What bugs you?

Lessons learned the hard way.

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

Ordered the wrong warp for my next weaving project. Dealing with a tangled, twisted warp on the placemats.

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


Book reviews – From My Bookshelf

A Handwoven TreasuryA Handwoven Treasury – The best projects, tips, and techniques from Handwoven magazine’s first ten years.

There are lots of patterns using different techniques, yarns and great explanations on the techniques used in the patterns. Plenty of patterns to keep you busy weaving for a long time to come.

Barnyard Banter– slang expressions that originated on the farm

“In a pickle”


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



Krokbragd – Scandanavian weaving in Norwegian the word means “crooked path”.

Krokbragd tote

Krokbragd tote

I’ve posted some pictures of examples of the Krogbragd weaving, the first is a rug and the second a tote bag made with the Krogbragd weaving structure.

Ravelry Tips– ways to get the most out of Ravelry

Join Ravelry if you haven’t already.

Hackers attacked Ravelry. It is recommended that you log in and change your password on Ravelry.

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

DJ Deweese

DJ Deweese

Country Living on My Mind – DJ Deweese

Courtesy of MusicAlley.com

Thank you Beth from North Carolina for your donation 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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