Teaching Your Brain to Knit
Brainy: 16:00    Behind the Redwood Curtain: 25:42
What we’re learning from our Knitting and crochet:
Catherine’s comfort knitting is the Socky Slouchy Hat  by Lauren Sanchez.   She’s using a Canon Hand dye sock yarn in a deep black and periwinkle.  Lauren Sanchez  https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/socky-slouchy-hat.  And she continues her search for the best gauge to use for a potholder with the Knit Picks Dishie Twist.
Margaret is also searching for comfort and returned to Arne and Carlos for their basic bird.  
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/basic-bird.  And she picked up the black bird project she tried from Nikki Figikoska’s book:   Knitted Birds.  She started it a couple of years ago but put it aside when she stuffed it and it looked more like a rat than a bird.   She was prepared to rip the whole thing out but as she began to take the stuffing out she noticed it began to look more like a bird so with a little shifting around she has a beautiful bird in a bright aqua and stellina scrap yarn.  
She also discovered a list of collective nouns on the wiktionary collective https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:Glossary_of_collective_nouns_by_subject    
Brainy Thing: 
Even just planning a vacation helps our brains    
Applied research and quality of life 2010
Behind the Redwood Curtain:
Margaret discovered the many benefits of yhe sweet smelling intensely blue ceanothus  
Today in episode 115 of Teaching Your Brain to Knit we learn how to get the brain benefits of traveling, without traveling;  Margaret and Catherine report on their comfort knitting , and Margaret discovers the many benefits of the native shrub, ceanothus.
Recorded on zoom with all the vicissitudes that platform presents.
Deadline for the 2020 Potholder Swap is August 1