Sun, 18 October 2015
Brainy Part Starts: 18.01; Behind the Redwood Curtain Starts: 28.54
What we’re learning from Our Knitting and Crochet
Catherine took a class from Patti Subik, dyer extraordinaire and owner of Great Adirondack Yarn. http://www.greatadirondackyarnco.com/ http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/brands/great-adirondack-yarn-coShe experienced one of those great insights that opened up her world using procine dyes.
She also made a cute pair of Baby Uggs http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-uggs-2designed by Autumn Street (Baby Lee) http://www.ravelry.com/designers/autumn-street whose website is Thingsforboys.com Catherine used the leftovers from her Red Cardi project. (see Episode 26)
Margaret sings the praises for Kira K Designs who is Kira Dulaney http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/kira-k-designs Belle Epoque http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/belle-epoque-shawl crocheted Shawl. In addition to being a great design (and good for a new-ish crocheter), the design is extremely well laid out on the page. She used Lotus Yarn http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/designingvashti-lotus designed by crocheters Designing Vashti, Vashti Braha and Doris Chan that is half cotton, half rayon and features a Z twist.
Catherine tells us about Gamma Waves which are associated with learning, memory, linguistic process and other cognitive ability. Maybe even consciousness itself.
Behind the Redwood Curtain
Samoa Dunes Recreational Center. http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/arcata/samoa.html offer a variety of recreational options and feature the curious Dolos https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolos
Catherine talks about life lines.
A little Podcast Business:
The winner of the Berroco Origami yarn is announced as is the winner of the incentive to sign up for The Teaching Your Brain to Knit Podcast group(# 3012 to 400) http://www.ravelry.com/groups/teaching-your-brain-to-knit. Both randomly selected.
Direct download: Ep._026_Gamma_Brain_Waves_and_Knitting_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:13pm PDT
Thu, 1 October 2015
Welcome to Episode 25
Brainy Thing: 18:37
Behind the Redwood Curtain: 27:53
What We’re Learning from our knitting:
Catherine is finishing up her second Fantasy Red Cardi (that’s the name but this one is a green and blue variegated with trim in a robin egg’s blue) by Kathryn. She has bought the yarn Wolle’s Yarn Creations Color changing cotton tape yarn by Elizabeth Drum to do the Vanessa Ives Mystery Knit along by Mona8pi. She bought two colors but hasn’t decided which one yet.
Margaret knit about 10 inches of a cowl in Borroco Origami in a black/grey/brown color and decided she didn’t like the yarn for around her neck. She has four skeins of it, 98 yards per skein. It is 58% acrylic, 16% linen, 15& nylon and 11% cotton and has a lot of high ratings in Ravelry. Borroco has discontinued the yarn. She’s offering it to a member of the Ravelry group for free: Just post in the thread. If more than one person wants it by October 13, we’ll select someone by random number generator.
Both Margaret and Catherine learned to create fabric cords with the simple cordage method at the Natural Fibre Fair in Arcata.. The demonstration was taught by the Julie Mueller-Brown from Cinnabar and Indigo, a vendor at the fair that sells handmade glass beads and other beautiful items.
Brainy Thing: Do colors change when we’re depressed or are we depressed by dull colors in our environment? Catherine will explore this topic and the controversy around it in this segment. She investigates the work of Christopher Thorstenson of the University of Rochester
Behind the Redwood Curtain:
Margaret talks about the mystery of the little town or Orick, CA and why it hasn’t prospered. Check out Jensen Rufe’s Film, Orick, California USA.
Consider cutting your knitting to make repairs. Margaret makes plans to cut her Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder in half to attempt to re-heel it.
Direct download: Ep._025_Mood_and_Environment_in_seeing_Colors..mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:38pm PDT