Sat, 18 August 2018
Ep. 091 Finding Support for Starting a Meditation Practice including Knit Om; Focusing on Process over Product on the Tree Afghan; Making Diagonal Square for Charity Blanket; Bashing Out Lupines on the Dunes
Brainy Thing: 15:35 Behind the Redwood Curtain: 26:30
What we’ve been learning from our knitting:
Margaret has been focusing on Process over Product on the Tree Afghan. To find podcasts on the Tree Afghan Patterns check out Webs Yarn Store Shows 100, 101, 102, 103, 104. (I had trouble linking to the patterns)
Catherine is trying new blocks for her charity knitting blanket and reports on her Bias Square with a diagonal design.
For most of us, starting a meditation practice is challenging. Margaret shares a number of ways to get started including classes and support groups. And she reveals a meditation program designed for knitters: Knitting Om's 30 day Challenge created by Becky Stewart.
Redwood Curtain: 26:30
The beach dunes are a delicate ecosystem and can get destroyed by having non-native plants brought in from other places. Catherine talks about the annual Lupine Bash, a family friendly outdoor project to help eradicate non-native plants on the dunes.
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In this episode of Teaching Your Brain to Knit we explore ways to find support for starting a new meditation program including Becky Stewart’s Knitting Om 30 Day Challenge; Margaret focuses on Process over Product on the Tree Afghan; We knit a bias square for a blanket; and we spotlight a family friendly activity to help the dunes — the Lupine Bash.
Direct download: Ep_91__working__30_day_challenge__tree_afghan_-_8_18_18_1.25_PM.mp3
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Wed, 1 August 2018
Ep. 090 What is the Matilda Effect; Knitting in Pieces; Finding gauge for Resizing; Cruising the Humboldt Bay on the Madaket; Book Give Away
Brainy thing: 20:25 Behind the Redwood Curtain: 32:27
What We’re Learning from Our Knitting:
Margaret is exploring new approaches to knitted birds with Nicky Filakowska’s aptly named book Knitted Birds . These birds are knitted in pieces and then assembled and stuffed.
Catherine is realizing the importance of gauge with a seemingly simple dishcloth pattern — the Quadrant dishcloth/washcloth by Jenny Konopinski
Brainy Thing: The Matilda Effect
Women not only were prohibited from getting advanced education and entering fields like science and medicine; but also when they did, their work was often overlooked. Catherine introduces the phenomenon named after Matilda Joslyn Gage this week
Women’s work, the first 20,000 years www.amazon.com/Womens-Work-First-Years-Society/dp/0393313484/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1533162658&sr=1-1&keywords=women%27s+work+the+first+20+000+years
Behind the Redwood Curtain: The Madaket
We talk about touring Eureka from the Bay: Harbor Tours on the Madaket: https://www.humboldtbaymaritimemuseum.com/madaketmainpage.html
Don’t miss out on the Book Give Away.
Today on Teaching Your Brain to Knit we introduce the Matilda Effect —Overlooking Accomplishments of Women Scientists; Catherine searches for gauge on a simple but elegant dishcloth; Margaret learns techniques and discovers biases that are for the birds; She also shares information and experiences on two Madaket Harbor Cruises and we have another book giveaway.
Direct download: episode_90_What_is_the_Matilda_Effect__Knitting_in_Pieces__Find_gauge_for_Resizing__Cruise_the_Bay_on_the_Madaket__Book_Giveawy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:33pm PDT