Teaching Your Brain to Knit
Brainy:  15:22                      Behind the Redwood Curtain:  29:45
What We’re Learning from our Knitting:
Catherine has found the same peace with English Paper Quilting that she gets with knitting but she’s not abandoning knitting and has plans for new projects.
Margaret revisited the   Jewish Hearts for Pittsburgh, making one for her.
6 pointed stars
She also discovers an interesting book on an historical look at using crafts for dissent.
And of course, she found another  Laura Nelkin pattern to knit up — a felted hot pad:
Another Contexta  by Laura Nelkin
Brainy Thing:
On her way to check out Theta Waves Catherine discovers binaural beats that in one study successfully relieved pre-surgery anxiety.  There are also wild claims about this phenomenon but research is showing that some of those claims may be proven out.  
Also, she offers a tip on a show that illustrates the amazing-ness of the human brain:
NOVA   4619  Looks Who’s Driving  https://video.aptv.org/video/nova-4619-grmkax/
Behind the Redwood Curtain:
Margaret reports on a must-see North Coast phenomen — Fern Canyon.  
Today, in Episode 109 of Teaching Your Brain to Knit, we touch on English Paper Quilting, we follow up on Jewish Hearts for Pittsburgh, and look at another Laura Nelkin kit — a felted hot pad called Another Contexta.    Although there are some wild claims for binaural beats, some studies are showing useful applications.  We talk about them.   And then we report on the famous, magical Fern Canyon in Behind the Redwood Curtain.  
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