Teaching Your Brain to Knit
Ep. 006 Staying Awake

Catherine talks about creating the braid in Laura Aylor's Faberge', Margaret talks about Mel Ski's hat Drizzle, Catherine introduces Dr. Perri Klass' work on how knitting can create focus and she also describes all the mushrooms she's been seeing this year.  (Photos are in the Shownotes on the blog.)  Finally, Margaret offers some tools-- paper and electronic -- on how to estimate the yardage for projects.

Direct download: ep._006_Staying_Awake.mp3
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Layers of Visual Learning

In this episode, Catherine and Margaret talk about what they are learning from Hilary Smith Callis' Citron and Laura Aylor's Faberge'.  Margaret delves a little deeper into Visual Learning and Catherine talks about the Redwood Curtain's famous denizen, Bigfoot.  She also talks about how the type of needle can impact gauge.

Direct download: Ep._005_Levels_of_Visual_Learning.mp3
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Catherine and Margaret talk about what their knitting is teaching them.  For Margaret it is the Kirklees sock and the Hermione's Everyday Sock.  For Catherine it is knitting a sweater for a theatre production.  (No pattern.)  In Behind the Redwood Curtain, they discuss the annual Fall North Country Fair and in the Brainy Part, Margaret introduces the VAK Learning Style.  Catherine offers a knitting tip about how gauge changes throughout a project. 

Direct download: Ep.004_Whats_your_VAK_.mp3
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Brainy part at 18.60 minutes. 

Catherine talks about what she is learning from casting on Fabrege'.  Margaret talks about her infatuation with Triplets Scarf. 

Catherine contines to talk about Flow and the conditions at least one psychologist believes is necessary to achieve it.

In Behind the Redwood Curtain Catherine talks about Banana Slugs and in Knitting Tips she talks about gauge -- everyone's favorite subject

Direct download: 03_Ep._3_More_Flow_More_Happiness.mp3
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Margaret and Catherine talk about what their knitting is teaching them, (Chameleon Scarf and Fabergé), Mihály's Csikszentmihály's theories on Flow, Redwood trees from a gardening perspective, and KnittingHelp.com's tips on making decreases.

Direct download: 02_Ep._002__Happiness_Flows.mp3
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Ep. 001 Pod Cast-on

In this episode Catherine and Margaret both talk about what they have learned from their knitting;  they discuss Carol S. Dweck's book Mindset, describe in general terms The Redwood Curtain, and offer a knitting tip

Direct download: 01_ep.1_Pod_cast-on___Open_up_to_Knitting.mp3
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