Episode #43 – Sweet Talk


Made by my grandchildren for Christmas

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.
Episode #43 – Sweet Talk

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Life on the Farm– updates on the cast and crew

Dyeing – what’s in the pot


I finished spinning “Grateful Thread II” colorway by Yarn Hollow.  I did a chain ply (aka Navajo Ply) for this yarn in order to make it into sock yarn for daughter’s socks. The fiber is a 50/50 blend of Superwash Merino and Tencel fiber. It is VERY colorful….just what the daughter loves.


Finished the pair of “to small socks” that I gave my radiation tech and she loved them!


Rep weave rag rugs sitting on the big loom waiting for me. This project is feeling neglected.

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

Ouessant ram

Ouessant ram

Ouessant (pronounced weh-SAHN), the smallest sheep breed out there. Their dimunitive size is due to the small area where they are raised, which is Ouessant Island about 12 miles west from island of Brittany.

Ouessant Breed Society


Here’s a picture that features a woman in order to show how small they are.

The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook
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)

The sweet things in life.

Pet Peeves

What bugs you?

Pulling out a wad from the center of a ball of yarn.

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

Down to the heel flap without enough stitches.  My fix was to pickup extra stitches and I explain how.

Say What?

Tidbits and terms used in spinning, knitting, dyeing, weaving

Fake Fair Isle socks


Fake Fair Isle

 Book reviews – From My Bookshelf

Knitting with Dog Hair Better a Sweater from a Dog You Know and Love Than from a Sheep You’ve Never Met

by Kendall Crolius and Anne Montgomery

Barnyard Banter– slang expressions that originated on the farm

“Sweet Spot”

 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.

Army of Women – find out more about this organization founded by Susan Love Research Foundation’s Love/Avon’s Army of Women. It is an international organization and accepts both men and women, from all backgrounds, from all over the world. Studies are being done with women and men who have had cancer and also people who have never had breast cancer.

How to sign up – signing up just means that you are open to receiving emails about the various studies that they are currently doing. You are NOT obligated to participate in any study based on signing up.

Send an invite to a friend – do you know someone who might be able to help?

Current studies being done – these are just some of the studies, to see the full list and details please go to the link provided.

Project Title Effects of Depo Provera on Breast Tissue Study

Project Title Shift Work and Breast Cancer Risk Study

Project Title Discovery of Early Markers of Breast Cancer (Phase 1)

Project Title Phase Ib Trial of 2nd Generation Designer T Cells in Metastatic Breast Cancer

Project Title The Milk Study

Project Title Genomic Markers of Breast Cancer Prevention Induced by hCG in Women at High Risk

Project Title Combination of Low-Dose Anti-Estrogens with Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Prevention of Hormone-Independent Breast Cancer

Project Title Early Detection of Epithelial Ovarian Cancer Using Exhaled Breath Markers

Project Title Breast Cancer Risk in Young Women Study

Project Title Breast Cancer Microbiota Study

Project Title Pregnancy and Breast Cancer Risk Study

Project Title Project CARE

and there are more studies being done. To see the most current and comprehensive list please visit the Current Studies page.

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

“Sweet Talk” by Jenni Alpert

 You can find more about Jenni Alpert by using the link above or on her picture.

 Courtesy of MusicAlley.com

Special announcements:

Please take time to make a donation to the podcast.  Thank you to:

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Patti from Alabama

Your donations keep the showing coming and they are very much appreciated.

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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 2012 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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