Teaching Your Brain to Knit

Episode 22:  The Kinesthetic Learning Mode in Knitting and Crochet


Brainy Thing starts:  22:17


Behind the Redwood Curtain starts:  30:45


What we're learning from our knitting. 


With her Fantasy Red Cardi by Katherine Foster (see prior posts) behind her and her Among the Wildflowers by Sasha Ball Rives on hold, Catherine turns to two bits of production knitting.  She is working on Failyn Fox Cowl by Heidi May in Lion Brand Thick and Quck for a friend's child and the Chain Mail Hood and Cowl offered by the Utah Shakespeare Festival (Chain Mail Techniques).  With a re-envisioned yarn choice (Patons Metallic in Pewter), Catherine is making this  for a local production of Plays in the Park for the play The Unprincess.


Margaret talks about Laura Nelkin's Beaded Waves Cuff and why Margaret sometimes like buying a kit instead of gatherine various elements of a project herself.


Brainy Thing:   Kinesthetic Learning


The last element of the VAK (Visual Auditory Kinesthetic) learning style discussion (but not the end of the topic itself), Margaret shares general and personal experiences of learners who take in information kinesthetically.


Behind the Redwood Curtain


Catherine talks about the Natural Fiber Fair which is held in Arcata, CA.


Knitting Tip


Margaret shares that designers (Laura Nelkin, for example) and yarn companies often have wonderful tutorials on their sites.






Direct download: Ep._022_Kinesthetic_Learning_and_Knitting.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:29pm PDT


Welcome to Episode 21:   Knitting supports Cancer Recovery and other Health IssuesBrainy part starts:24:05.     Behind the Redwood Curtain (Trillium) Starts: 33:35


What We're Learning from Our Knitting (and Crochet):


Catherine is finishing up the Fantasy Red Cardi designed by Katherine Foster.    She's also made two hats as part of the North Coast Knittery's Hats for the Homeless Campaign.   The pattern is The Tyson Hat by Robyn Devine and the yarn is Naturally Nazareth.by Kraemer Yarns.


Catherine is well along on the Failynn Fox Cowl by Heidi May who goes by the Velvet acorn.  She is using Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick in pumpkin for it


Margaret is continuing her exploration of cotton sock yarns.   This week she talks about Cascade Fixation using the Fixation Ankle Sock pattern by Dawn Friske or Knitamazoo.   Margaret also re-crocheted the Quotidian or Flapper Bucket Hat by the Stitch Diva to make it just a little larger to accommodate her Mom's bun.


The Brainy Part:  Knitting to Support Cancer Recovery


Catherine introduces the Knit for Life Program started by Tanya Pariequz.  She also talks about Team Survivor Northwest.


Behind the Redwood Curtain:   Trillium


Margaret talks about the beautiful little trillium that bloom in the spring at the base of the redwood trees.


Knitting Tip


Margaret shares Edie Eckman's tip in Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs about using the principle of the Golden Mean in choosing a pleasing proportion of colors in a multi-color project.


Direct download: Ep._021_Knitting_and_Cancer_Therapy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:39pm PDT