Teaching Your Brain to Knit
Brainy thing:   23:21     Behind the Redwood Curtain: 28:43
What We're Learning from Our Knitting.
Catherine is giving away hats at the dog park. Socky Slouchy Hat: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/socky-slouchy-hat. by
Margaret finished her ADVENTure Gnome: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/adventure-gnome
by Sarah Schira: https://www.ravelry.com/designers/sarah-schira and offers a list of points for finding an instructional knitting video for best learning.
Brainy Thing:
Catherine reports on The Brain Booth at Humboldt State University which could be a model for any school, institution or business. https://libguides.humboldt.edu/brainbooth
Behind the Redwood Curtain:
Margaret talks about oyster farming in Humboldt Bay and the currently virtual yearly Oyster Festival in Arcata the 3rd week of June.
Aqua Rodeo. https://aqua-rodeofarms.com/
Coast Seafood https://www.northcoastjournal.com/humboldt/coast-seafoods-co/Location?oid=2182300
Oyster Festival: https://arcatamainstreet.com/oyster-festival
Welcome to Episode 121 of Teaching Your Brain to Knit where Catherine reports on the Brain Booth at Humboldt State University that offers a wealth of different strategies to support brain growth and decrease stress. It could be a model for any school, institution or business; Catherine and Margaret talk about their knitting: hats and gnomes and Margaret shares some guidelines on instructional videos, particularly for knitting that best help learning. And Margaret dips into oyster farming in Humboldt Bay. Your can subscribe to Teaching Your Brain to Knit anywhere you listen to podcasts and our shownotes are on Libsyn, Ravelry and on some podcast servers when you listen.
Direct download: Ep._121__Brain_Booth_Hats_and_Gnomes_Knitting_Videos__Oysters.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:34pm PST

Brainy Thing:  13:52            Behind the Redwood Curtain. 21:23
What We're Learning from Our Knitting
Margaret investigates the construction of Pom Poms she used in her knitting and the one trick that will make your pom poms neat and tidy.  Stitch and Sheep: https://sheepandstitch.com/library/how-to-make-a-pom-pom/ Purl Soho: https://www.purlsoho.com/shop?q=pom%20pom. Arne and Carlos Bird: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/basic-bird. Catherine is that pause between finishing one project and starting the next, exploring patterns and yarns. Sivia Harding Bright Shiny Day. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bright-sunny-day. https://www.ravelry.com/people/sivia
Brainy Thing:  Resilience
In the first of multiple reports, Margaret shares basic definitions and strategies in developing resilience -- the ability to bounce back from adversity.
Behind the Redwood Curtain:  Public Art in Eureka
Ocean Love (or Mother Love) bench along Eureka Waterfront Trail.
Today on Episode 120 of Teaching Your Brain to Knit, we begin our examination of resilience -- our ability to bounce back from adversity.  Catherine is enjoying a slight pause between finishing a big knitting project and starting a new one with the fun of selecting patterns and yarn.  Margaret shares her latest projects and her discovery of the many ways to make pom poms, including a tip that makes them neat and tidy.  And Catherine takes us to Eureka along the Waterfront Trail and the public art/bench piece called Ocean Love but nicknamed mother love for the mother and child sea lions sculpted.
Direct download: episode_120_resilience_finishing_pom_poms_ocean_love_-_1_9_21_3.33_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:25pm PST