Teaching Your Brain to Knit
Brainy Thing:     13:44             Redwood Curtain:  19:26
What We’re Learning From Our Knitting;
Margaret continues her exploration of new techniques through the creation of jar covers (to use as vases, crochet hook holders, pencil holders, etc.).   This time she tries out foundation crochet with the pattern  Crochet Jar Cosy by Emma Escott  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/jar-cover-5
Foundation Crochet :  
photo tutorial:  .futuregirl.com/craft_blog/2009/3/tutorial-foundation-single-crochet.aspx    lots of markers and arrows
Catherine reports her progress on  worsted weight charity socks sponsored by the NorthCoast Knittery—https://northcoastknittery.com/blogs/shop-tidbits/socks-for-the-homeless with using Kramer Yarn in the Garnett color.  Harry Wells designed the basic sock pattern.  She also talks about what she learned at  Sunny Grove Alpacas, a local farm with goats and alpacas.
Brainy Thing
What can Silence do for the brain?   Good things, says Margaret.  Hear what she has to say about noise and silence.
Dr. Michael Wehr
Benefits of Silence:  
Medical Daily 5 health benefits of silence
Redwood Curtain   
Humboldt State University, locally called HSU, started out as a teacher’s college.   Catherine traces its history over a hundred years.  
Give away  
Knit Baby Head and Toes by Gwen Steege will be given to the first person who asks on Episode 64 thread on Ravelry.
website https://teachingyourbraintoknit.com/ for show notes, photos of our knitting and crochet projects, Behind the Redwood Curtain places and things and anything else we decide to post.
On this episode of Teaching Your Brain to Knit, we look at what is the impact of noise and silence on the brain, what’s the benefit of the foundation crochet technique, following progress on charity socks and learning about raising alpacas, checking out the   over 100 years of history of Humboldt State University, and offering another book give away.