Teaching Your Brain to Knit
Brainy Thing: 18:30                   Behind the Redwood Curtain  30:00
 
What We’re Learning from Our Knitting and Crochet
Catherine’s potholder swap is completed now that she has received hers from others in the community.  This reminds her of a program she recently watched on the Missouri Star Quilting Company of Turning Point TV:  another example of how fiber can bring people together.  http://www.byutv.org/watch/bf7e0de7-69e2-4aaf-a538-5605e64a350f/turning-point-the-missouri-star-quilting-company
 
Brainy Thing:
Margaret and Catherine talk about the loss of their mothers and their relationship to knitting and crochet.
Healing your Grieving Soul book by Alan D. Wolfelt 100 spiritual practice for mourners   Alan D. Wolfelt
 
Behind the Redwood Curtain:
Catherine shares with us the Humboldt Plays in the Park and how important community is to all of us.  http://www.playsinthepark.net/
 
 
Knitting Tip:
Margaret talks about too quickly judging the Addi company on their crochet hooks and keeping an open mindset can help us with our encounter with new tools.  
Direct download: Ep._044_Mouring_Our_Mothers_with_Knitting_and_Crochet.mp3
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Brainy Thing:  18:45      Behind the Redwood Curtain:  33:15
What Our Knitting and Crochet is Teaching Us:
Margaret crocheted the Boteh Scarf   http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/boteh-scarfin by Kathy Merrick out of nearly three balls of Bella Lino  58% Linen, 26% viscose, and 16% cotton  http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/classic-elite-yarns-bella-lino .
It looks like since Bella Lino is not part of Classic elites yarns' verde collection — like Sprout in chunky or Seedling in worsted/aran, it is not organic.
Catherine is working on the Garden Arbor shawl  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/garden-arbor-shawl by Kira K Designs in the Be Sweet Bamboo http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/be-sweet-bamboo  
 
Brainy Thing:  Feeding Your Brain
Margaret introduces the relationships between our diets, inflammation, and our brains.  Some of her sources include:
 
Also check out Lee Bernsteins’s (a member of our Ravelry Group and with her own Ravelry Group)  http://knittingisglutenfree.com 
 
Behind the Redwood Curtain:
Catherine tells us all about the blues associated with the grey California Coastal Marine Layer
 
Knitting Tip:
Knittybarb of the Two Knit Lit Chicks podcast http://www.ravelry.com/groups/2-knit-lit-chicks-podcast offers a tip about how to wrangle your beads when knitting (or crocheting) with beads.  
 
A Little Podcast Business: 
There is an ongoing incentive for joining our Ravelry Group and another one for posting a tip on our Knitting Tips thread.
 
Direct download: Ep._043_Feeding_Your_Brain.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:22pm PDT