Thu, 17 November 2016
Brainy thing: 12:46 Behind the Redwood Curtain: 26:38
What We’re Learning from Our Knitting:
Twice Margaret made the ribbed brim of the Top Down lace beanie from lion brand http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lace-beanie-70177 too tight. She tells how Lori’s Twisty bind off https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWS77BKk5NQ saved the day. She used Plymouth Kudo yarn in cotton and silk. And Catherine enjoys the pile of washcloths that she received from her Ravelry washcloth exchange — all in cotton yarn she’s never used before.
We’ve probably all heard of the left brain/right brain concept what about the top brain/bottom brain paradigm? Take the quiz here: http://www.gwaynemiller.com/test.html#.WC4GXls5yPU. Look into the theory at: http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052702304410204579139423079198270
Behind the Redwood Curtain.
Catherine shares how Humboldt Bay clams not only star in the 7th best Food Festival in the country but also help clean up the bay.
Catherine finds an answer to an annoying (for her) Knit Three Together stitch from Barbara Walker and speculates that just about any problem you’re having with your knitting, someone else has too and has found a solution and shared it.
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Direct download: Ep._050_What_We_Learn_From_Slicing_Our_Brain_into_Top_and_Bottom.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:27pm PST
Wed, 2 November 2016
Brainy Thing: 18:46 Behind the Redwood Curtain: 24:36
What We’re Learning From Our Knitting:
Catherine scores a spectacular finish to the Vanessa Ives Knit-along by Bunny Muff or Mona8pi http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/vanessa-ives
Margaret struggles with a crocheted stuffy, Aitches by Brenda K. B. Anderson http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/aitches
Catherine find a study that specifically links “mood repair” or depression relief from knitting done at the Arizona State University Well Being lab study by Ann Futterton Collier http://www.jkp.com/jkpblog/2012/02/interview-ann-futterman-collier-using-textile-arts-and-handcrafts-in-therapy-with-women/
Behind the Redwood Curtain
A pretty, yellow stalk like glandweed flower unexpectantly pops up in Margaret's back yard. http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=PAVI3
Knitting tip — round out curved edges
Catherine offers a solution for those awkward stair-step like edges on parts of your knitting that is supposed to be curved.
Today in Teaching Your Brain to Knit A spectacular ending to the Vanessa Ives Knitalong; how to fudge a troublesome crochet stuffy, learning to appreciate surprises in the garden and finding a way to improve a jagged edge on curved knitting.
Direct download: Ep._049_Knitting_Helps_Depression_--_Another_Study.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:07pm PST