Teaching Your Brain to Knit

What makes a master teacher?   After years of experience designing, teaching, writing, and illustrating, Franklin Habit shares his story of learning and teaching the fiber arts.   From knowing five ways to teach a class to managing different types of learners, Franklin offers information and hints.  He has years of experience and is a Fiber teacher in demand all over the world.   

Find him at his website
http://franklinhabit.com/home  

at Skacel Makers/Mercantile with Fridays with Franklin

https://wearemakers.com/category/fridays-with-franklin/

at Lionbrand

 
at events and classes
 
and his online classes are 
(free)  ttps://shop.mybluprint.com/knitting/article/franklin-habit/
(for a fee) https://shop.mybluprint.com/knitting/classes/heirloom-lace-edgings/35198
 
Franklin’s essay on “the uglies” mentioned in in the interview.   http://www.lionbrand.com/blog/sheep-to-shawl/
Direct download: Habit_interview_working_-_3_21_19_12.08_PM.mp3
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Brainy:  20:17             Redwood Curtain:  26:10 
 
What We’re Learning from our Knitting:
Catherine discovers new stitches from Barbara Walker’s Second Treasury for blocks for her Charity Blanket (https://www.amazon.com/Second-Treasury-Knitting-Patterns/dp/0942018176/ref=pd_cp_14_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0942018176&pd_rd_r=2a3d2895-acb1-11e8-8e51-357518f34f72&pd_rd_w=XOqrD&pd_rd_wg=BKXpo&pf_rd_i=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=fcaa6d12-8b2b-4ad7-b277-864b2da79f6e&pf_rd_r=VQJFH22H6YV78WKN6KQT&pf_rd_s=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_t=40701&psc=1&refRID=VQJFH22H6YV78WKN6KQT&dpID=515Z57E66YL&preST=_SX218_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=detail)   This time she tried the Grapevine Twist,  Briar Rose and the Heart Pattern.  She hopes to knit the Rosecrusian Scarf by Joselyn Tunney in the future.    Meanwhile Margaret reports on mitts and birds for Christmas and not one, but two advent yarn clubs.   The mitts pattern is from Ann Budd’s The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns   https://www.amazon.com/Knitters-Handy-Book-Patterns/dp/1931499047 .  The bird pattern Margaret’s favorite so far, Arne’s and Carlos’   https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/vogel-grundanleitung/people?page=8&view=cards.
 
Brainy Thing:
The documentary Innsaei  illustrates  the human gifts of intuition and empathy and ways we can learn them.  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4924624/
 
Behind the Redwood Curtain:  Murder Mountain
Margaret and Catherine offer commentary on the new Netflix documentary series Murder Mountain about a young man who seeks money and adventure then goes missing in the Southern Humboldt marijuana industry.   https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9078908/
 
A Little Podcast Business
We outline some upcoming changes in our podcast in the future — including catching up on long tardy documentation.
 
Give Aways
And we give away two books and a skein of self striping sock yarn. https://www.ravelry.com/groups/teaching-your-brain-to-knit
 
Podcast Links.
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.
Instagram:   Margaret Kelso for Margaret and MagicWombat1 for Catherine
 
 
Today in Teaching your Brain to Knit we report on a film that explores science, intuition, creativity, and empathy called Innsaei; Catherine finishes up  a dog and plans for a scarf;  Margaret makes some mitts and a knitted bird for Christmas;  We both give commentary on the new Netflix documentary series Murder Mountain about the Southern Humboldt marijuana industry;  and we offer not one, not two but three giveaways.  
 
 
And just to offer you a little anticipatory excitement, in our next podcast, probably within a month, we will be interviewing Franklin Habit and getting his wisdom about teaching and learning.   Thank you for listening to our podcast and supporting us all these years.  We recommend that you subscribe to Teaching Your Brain to Knit so you don’t miss any of our upcoming episodes.   You can find us on Overcast, Stitcher, Apple podcasts, Spotify,  and many other fine podcast aggregators.   Shownotes are on Ravelry, the Teaching Your Brain to Knit website, and right below this image on most podcast apps if you are listening on your phone.
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Brainy Thing:   10:43       Behind the Redwood Curtain:   22:25
 
What We’re Learning From Our Knitting:
Margaret, yet again, referred to Ann Budd’s The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns   https://www.amazon.com/Knitters-Handy-Book-Patterns/dp/1931499047  to make mitts for her granddaughter in leftover Viking Nordlys yarn in 75 wool/25 nylon yarn.  This long repeat yarn was originally suggested by Theresa Schabes for the Maya hat and mittens:  https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/maya-hat-and-mittens-set.  
Catherine finishes (well, almost —except for weaving in the ends)  a dog sweater and is working on another block for her charity blanket.   Knit Dog Coat (by Bernat):  https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dog-coat-11.
 
Brainy Thing:  Brain Games
Do Brain Games really work?   There’s not much evidence to support that they do but there are some glimmers of research that some activities do help increase brain function and resilience.  
 
Behind the Redwood Curtain:
Catherine presents the pleasures and health benefits of Humboldt Grass Fed Beef.  
 
A Little Podcast Business
We’ll be slowing down the frequency of our podcast episodes but we’re not stopping.   In addition, we’ll be adding some nifty interviews with world class knitting and crochet teachers who will talk about learning and their approach to learning.  
 
Links
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.
Instagram:   Margaret Kelso for Margaret and MagicWombat1 for Catherine
 
 
 

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