Sat, 16 May 2015
Brainy Stuff Starts at 22:00 and Behind the Redwood Curtain begins at 34:07
Margaret tells what she's been learning from Kristen Omdahl's Seamless Crochet Shawl where she tested out the Ninja Star Pattern with the AllHemp6 DK yarn. She likes the pattern and the yarn but not with each other.
Catherine talks about her progress on her projects: Meadowlark Shibori Jacket by Gina Wilde and Clapo-Ktus by Loredana Gianferri and Some Pig washcloth by Eimly Guise
In Part I of why we put down one project and start the other in the Brainy Part, Margaret talks about Novelty and how it impacts our brain. Then Catherine talks about the Godwit bird and the Zen Center in Arcata.
Finally Margaret suggests trying different yarns and being aware that you might to use different tension and even different tensioning hand postures.
Direct download: Ep._016_Knitting_and_the_Need_for_Novelty.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:18pm PDT
Fri, 1 May 2015
Brainy Part starts at: 14:05; Behind the Redwood Curtain starts at 28.20.
Catherine talks about her progress on the Meadowlark Shibori Jacket by Gina Wilde out of Alchemy yarn and her new project Clapo-Ktus by Loredana Gianferri in a beloved skein of Goth Sock. Margaret kind of winged it with a long, narrow drop stitch scarf out of Recycled Sari Silk.
Then in the Brainy segment, Catherine talks about how meditation can actually increase the grey matter in your brain and reduce the size and therefore the reactivity of the amygdala. She also shares information on a program called Knitting Behind Bars.
Margaret describes the logging history of the redwoods and current efforts to be more sustainable.
Catherine's knitting tip is change up needle sizes when you're knitting -- have one project on larger needles and another on smaller.
The incentives to join the Ravelry group continue.
Direct download: Ep._015_Knitting_meditation_and_changing_the_brain.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:42pm PDT