Fri, 2 September 2016
Brainy Thing: 18:27 Redwood Curtain: 33:43
What We’re Learning from Our Knitting (and Luceting): Ta Dah! Catherine finished her Garden Arbor Shawl by Kira K Designs, a kit she got from The Natural Fiber Fair in 2015. The yarn is the Sky colorway in Bamboo from Be Sweet Yarns.
Margaret made a lucet bracelet that was a modification of the pattern that Jennifer Hansen, from Stitch Diva offered as a bonus after completing her free 7-Day Lucet Challenge. https://app.convertkit.com/landing_pages/38006. She used Magnetic clasps. She also tested out the KonMari method http://tidyingup.com/ of organizing all her knitting, crocheting and lucet supplies.
Brainy Thing: Catherine introduces us to Shinrin Yoku the Japanese codification of a worldwide ancient custom of Forest Breathing. The phenomenon of the healing from forest is getting a lot of research interest and an American study shows that walks in nature can help children with ADD and ADHD. Some resources:
The Little Handbook of shinrin yoku http://www.shinrin-yoku.org/
The Association of Forest Therapy: http://www.natureandforesttherapy.org/
On ADD and ADHD: Andrea Faber Taylor and Frances E. Kuo http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1448497/
Behind the Redwood Curtain:
Breaking news (at least relatively from us) — Redwood trees are best at fixing oxygen.
Teaching Your Brain to Knit Podcast: https://teachingyourbraintoknit.com/
Teaching Your Brain to Knit Podcast group on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/teaching-your-brain-to-knit
Direct download: Ep._045_Shinrin_Yoku_Forest_Bathing-_Ancient_Healing_with_Modern_Research_-_9_2_16_5.26_PM-1.mp3
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