Sun, 21 October 2018
Ep. 095 Very Early Touch Impacts Entire Life; Creating Template to Better Fit Sweaters; Falling Into Leaves; Checking-out Skateparks
Brainy Thing: 25:39 Behind the Redwood Curtain: 39:10
What We’re Learning from Our Knitting
Catherine is doing what she calls a "template sweater”. A sweater out of acrylic yarn that she later modify according to fit for her final sweater. She didn’t feel like a formula sweater so thought this would be more fun. The yarn is Yarnspirations by Caron Big Cakes in the Summer Berry Tart Colorway (gradient) out of 100% acrylic.
She also calls out for some extra yarn for her Heaven Scent pattern: She needs just a little of the end of the ball of zauberball cotton in “Rosey Times" color gradient.
While looking at bias squares on Ravelry, Margaret fell into a leaf exploration; trying out a few and looking forward to trying others.
Leaves by Robin Hill https://www.ravelry.com/projects/RobinHill/l-e-a-v-e-s
The leafy washcloth by megan goodacre trixy knitter https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/leafy-washcloth
Nai nai’s Favorite washcloth by Ali Crockett https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/leafy-washcloth
Woodland Wreath, Leaves by Frankie Brown Frankie’s knitted stuff https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/woodland-wreath-leaves
Wibbo or Jan eaton (similar to pattern mentioned) https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/amber-leaf
200 Knitted Blocks
150 knit and crochet motifs Heather Lodinsky https://www.ravelry.com/designers/heather-lodinsky
Brainy Thing: Somatosensory scaffolding
A new study shows that touch is especially important for infants, especially premature infants in nicu’s. Touch helps infants set up there somatosensory scaffolding so they respond or don’t respond to touch the rest of their lives.
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In this episode of Teaching Your Brain to Knit, we report on a new study that reports very early touching can create healthy behaviors for the rest of one’s life; Catherine creates a “template sweater” to modify for the final sweater; Margaret falls for leaves in Ravelry, and we offer a spin on skate parks.
Direct download: Ep._095.mp3
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Mon, 1 October 2018
Ep. 094 Performance Art Meets Science; Enjoying the Pleasures of the Simple Washcloth; Exploring the Mysteries of the Carson Mansion and Ingomar Club
Brainy thing: 16:26 Behind the Redwood Curtain: 28:03
What We’re Learning from Our Knitting
Catherine finishes her quadrant dishcloths (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/quadrant-dishcloth)for her dishcloth exchange and even adds a fancy tag. By Jenny Konopinski quadrant is free at knitpicks
For little or no discernible reason, except a whim, Margaret makes Nai Nai’s Favorite Dishcloth (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/nai-nais-favorite) by Ali Crockett and discovers the bias or corner-to-corner structure for the first time — after all these years. Both of these are on Becky Stewart’s lis of 12 dishcloth knitting patterns.
Some crocheted diagonal washcloths
Judith Prindle Crocheted Diagonally https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dishcloth-crocheted-diagonally
Bias Crochet Washcloth
Beth Major knit picks diagnonal cloth good for beginners
Lauri Bolland corner to corner or c2c Dishcloth https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/corner-to-corner-c2c-corner-start-tutorial
When does Performance Art become a science experiment. Performance artist marina Abramovic (The Artist is Present) teams up with neuroscientist Suzanne Dikker to create: Measuring the Magic of the Mutual Gaze;
Suzanne Dikker neuroscientist
Behind the Redwood Curtain:
Margaret explores the mysteries of the Carson Mansion and Ingomar Club. Photo tour
Art Meets Science with Marina Abramovic and Suzanne Dikker’s Brain Project: Measuring the Magic of Mutual Gaze; Examining the Pleasures of the Dishcloth; The mysteries of The Carson Mansion and Ingomar Club.
In this episode Of Teaching Your Brain to Knit, we examine the line between art and science in the brain; We Discover the pleasures of the lowly dishcloth; and we Explore the mysteries of the Carson Mansion and the Ingomar Club.
Marina Abramovic, Suzanne Dikker, Becky Stewart, Jenny Konopinski
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Direct download: Ep._094_Performance_Art_joins_Exploring_washcloths_The_Mysteries_of_the_Carson_House_and_Ingomar_Club.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:41pm PDT