Fri, 7 February 2020
Ep. 111 The Chocolate Episode: Good for Your brain, a Fun Visit to Dick Taylor's Chocolate Factory, plus Knitting Scarves, Gnomes and Trees
Brainy Thing: 23:31 Behind the Redwood Curtain: 34:16
What We Learned from Our Knitting
Catherine has found the perfect combination of yarn, needles and pattern in the Baker’s Street Scarf https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baker-street-scarf by Joan of Dark and on Knitty http://knitty.com/ISSUEff15/index.php. She used Brittany birchwood needles and Blue Moon Fiber Company’s yarn in the Evermore colorway.
Margaret is proclaiming Sarah Schira the Queen of the gnomes after investigation into gnome-dom.
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/search#query=sarah%20schira&sort=best&view=captioned_thumbs&page=1 Margaret knit two of them for gifts and is joining Sarah’s newest mystery knit-a-long for Gnemo: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/gnome-is-where-you-hang-your-hat. There are scores, maybe hundred of other gnome options. Margaret mentions the Jolly Wee Elf by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/jolly-wee-elf
She also knit one of the five designs in Holiday Trees pattern by Yellow Cosmo.
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/holiday-trees-2 She bought the kit on Bluprint and used its Cloudborn Superwash in dark green and white.
Chocolate just doesn’t taste good, it has a host of natural chemicals that are good for our bodies and minds and she’ll reveal the secret of why it is a particularly good choice for Valentine Days Gifts.
Behind the Redwood Curtain:
We visit a boutique craft chocolate company in Humboldt, Dick Taylor, that ships all over the world. (We got to sample all of their products.)
If you want to join Sara Schira’s gnome-a-long that starts February 12, check this out: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/gnome-is-where-you-hang-your-hat.
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