Tue, 2 August 2016
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:
anti-inflammatory diet http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART02012/anti-inflammatory-diet
inflammation and the brain: https://www.google.com/search?q=food+that+causes+inflammation&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8
scholarly article: http://www.brainfacts.org/diseases-disorders/psychiatric-disorders/articles/2015/the-brain-inflamed/
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
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.