Sat, 16 July 2016
Brainy Thing: 22:56 Behind the Redwood Curtain: 32:23
What We’ve Learned from Our Knitting:
Catherine recently bought a skein of Be sweet yarn, African Bead Ball, to celebrate Knitting in Public Day. http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/be-sweet-african-bead-ball. She started knittingKira Designs' Garden Arbor shawl (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/garden-arbor-shawl) out of another Be Sweet yarn, Bamboo.
Margaret learned a new skill through the 7 day lucet challenge. Check out Jennifer Hansen's Stitch Diva http://www.stitchdiva.com/blog/lucet-challenge/.
Scientists are researching the common Brain Freeze https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130522095335.htm to see if it could reveal secrets that might help treat migraines.
Behind the Redwood Curtain
Margaret shares some cool facts about the sand dollar. The best source she found the best source on sand dollars was http://echinoblog.blogspot.com/2012/03/sand-dollars-are-sea-urchins-please.html
Catherine tells us that part of creating gauge is where on the knitting needle you work your stitches.
Direct download: Ep._042_Brain_Freeze_Research_May_Pave_Way_to_Migraine_Relief_working_-_7_16_16_5.30_PM.mp3
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Sat, 2 July 2016
Brainy Thing: 19:01 Behind the Redwood Curtain
What We’re Learning From Our Knitting:
Catherine is knitting washcloths using SmarieK’s free pattern Double Lattice free pattern. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/double-lattice-cloth using scraps of cotton including Knit One Crochet Two and Cotlin.
Margaret had another Mending Party. Thanks to oekmama1in our Ravelry Group for referring her to Kate Atherley’s article in Knitty 2006 on Repairs. http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring06/FEATrepairs101.html
uses sewing thread to loosely graft stitches at top and bottom. Among piles of socks, Margaret mended the As You Like It Cardigan by Judith Shangold our of Cascade 220 super wash in a brown.
Some of the socks were made from Fish knits warm sock; Online commercial; Misty alpaca hand dyed sock yarn (alpaca, merino nylon, silk) ; Fiber lady luxury sock yarn easy. Her favorite pattern in this lot was Mystery Sock V: April Showers by Wendy Gaal, in Sock-aholic yarn from Knitters Brewing Co (75/25 wool/ nylon 480 yards). She also tried to make the brim of the Lace Beanie #70177 by Lion Brand Yarn out of Plymouth Yarn Kudo top down lace yarn larger but even after vigorous blocking it is still too tight. She’ll have to revisit that.
Brainy Thing: Adequate Sleep is Essential to Long Term Memory
Catherine talks about the research between developing long term memory and sleep.
Behind the Redwood Curtain:
Margaret shares how she spotted a blue grey heron down the street from her and her resultant research on them, The Audubon site not only has a beautiful close up of the bird but also recordings of its calls and songs. http://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/great-blue-heron
Concerned about running out of yarn on your row? Catherine advises you to lay out your yarn, back and forth and back again (three times the length of what you have left) to determine how much you need.
A Little Podcast Business
We announced winners of our Knitting Tip contest (She will receive Pom Pom magazine) and our Incentive to join our Ravelry Group.
Ravelry group: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/teaching-your-brain-to-knit
Show Notes: https://teachingyourbraintoknit.com/
Direct download: Ep._041_One_Simple_Solution_to_Poor_Memory_--_Sleep_-_7_2_16_1.09_PM.mp3
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