Fri, 17 February 2017
Brainy Thing: 14:14 Behind the Redwood Curtain: 22:40
What We Learned from our Knitting
Finish up Party
Margaret finally finished her grandson’s socks (for the second time (no pattern— the first time it was too tight) and Catherine finished up two projects. Margaret mulls over the product versus process question with the help of some famous knitters:
process vs. product at Knit Purl https://www.knit-purl.com/blogs/blog/process-vs-product-knitting
Catherine’s finishes another baby sock recipe that she usually donates to Afghans for Afghans and two little cowls for a friend’s children — on of a fox and the other a teen aged ninja turtle. Heidi May of Velvet Acorn Designs is the designer http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/search#query=heidi%20may%20&page=1&view=captioned_thumbs&sort=best
Failynn Fox Cowl http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/failynn-fox-cowl
Two new-ish studies explore depression and agin looking at the brain split front and back.
Behind The Redwood Curtain:
Arcata’s Sister City, Camoapa, Nicaragua, supported in part by the I Street Party https://www.facebook.com/sistercityproject/
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Today in Teaching Your Brain to Knit we find two studies that focus on the front of the brain one on depression, the other aging; , in knitting synchronicity both Margaret and Catherine finish-up- languishing projects, we share the story of how the little town of Arcata helps a sister city in Nigaraguan with a big party, Catherine gives us a knitting tip from her hard earned wisdom, and don’t forget the Learn-along where you try some new technique, pattern, yarn or craft to sharpen your brain and maybe win some prizes. Check out the details on Teaching Your Brain to Knit Page on Ravelry
Direct download: episode_56_working_-_2_17_17_7.36_PM.mp3
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Thu, 2 February 2017
Brainy thing: 17:11 Behind the Redwood Curtain: 30:42
Catherine was deep into the production of Pussy hats by Jayna Zweiman and Krista Suh https://www.pussyhatproject.com/knit/ . Bunches more patterns on: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/search#query=pussy%20hat&view=captioned_thumbs&page=1&sort=best Margaret steals, uh, appropriates one of them. Catherine took this opportunity to repurpose a cowl that was beautiful —Cuppa Java Cowl http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cuppa-java-cowl by Sarah Wilson or The Sexy Knitter http://www.ravelry.com/designers/sarah-wilson— but didn’t quite work for her. She loved the yarn, though: A Gothling merino cashmere blend by Rainy Days and Wooly Dogs Goth Sox in the colorway "Home Coming Queen’s got a gun.” She made other hats out of Cascade 220 and some mystery yarns from her stash.
Margaret features some knitting made by other people and shares her delight with the Faberge’ egg-like ornament designed by Laura Lamers’ (http://www.ravelry.com/people/northcoastknit) of the Northcoast Knittery.
Catherine describes the “Love Hormone” Oxytocin and some recent research that shows bonding between dogs and their owners. There are lots of studies on this including several by Jessica Oliva.
Behind the Redwood Curtain:
A paved, multi-use trail just south of Bay Shore Mall and along the Eastern Edge of Humboldt Pave meets lots of needs. It’s the Hikshari’ trail http://www.redwoods.info/showrecord.asp?id=5666
There’s an ongoing incentive to sign up for the Teaching Your Brain to Knit Podcast Ravelry Group and a current contest for the 2017 Learn-along.
How the hormone Oxytocin can increase happiness, How knitting can unite sides in activism, The discovery of a new stitch which brought joy, Finding a new humboldt trail that accommodates a range of needs, Repurposing yarn for a -not-quite-right finished project
Direct download: Ep._055__Increasing_Oxytocin_to_Increase_Happiness_-_2_2_17_5.11_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:58pm PDT