Sun, 17 April 2016
Brainy Thing: 19.28 Behind the Redwood Curtain: 29:14
What We’re Learning from Our Knitting
Catherine finished her Among the wildflowers bandana cowl http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/among-the-wildflowers which was another opportunity to use beads. She used Rizoni yarn from The loom (The loombangkok.com). Sasha Ball Rives http://www.ravelry.com/designers/sasha-ball-rives was the designer of the free design. In addition to designing, she owns the Stitch Space yarn shop in Missouri.
On her travels back home to help her mom pack up her house of 65 years, Margaret discovered several knitting pieces she has done over the year. One was an amorphic scarf out of unidentified specialty acrylic yarn that was her first knitting project. Another was Adele Cutten’s http://www.ravelry.com/designers/adele-cutten design Fine Shawl on Diagonal http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fine-shawl-or-scarf-on-diagonal out of Be Sweet Baby Mohair. Her mother didn’t want it so Margaret got a new scarf.
Brainy Thing: Knitting Wednesdays for Wounded Warriors at Walter Reed Hospital
Catherine tells us about the Wounded Warrior Knitting Wednesdays http://www.oakleafdc.org/wounded-warrior-support/wednesday-knitting-classes at Walter Reed Hospital which is not to be confused with the better known Wounded Warrior Group.
Behind the Redwood Curtain
There’s a statue of President McKinley standing smack dab in the middle of Arcata, CA. Margaret tells us part of the story behind it. One of her references is Roadside America.com (http://www.roadsideamerica.com/)
Catherine explains the value of making a sloper, or a model of more complicated knitted projects (sweaters and ponchos.)
A Little Podcast Business
The ongoing challenge to join the Teaching Your Brain to Knit Ravelry Group ( http://www.ravelry.com/groups/teaching-your-brain-to-knit) and to send in Knitting Tips continue.
Direct download: Ep._037_Knitting_Wednesdays_for_Wounded_Warriors_-_4_16_16_6.42_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:18am PDT
Fri, 1 April 2016
Brainy Thing: 22:00 Behind the Redwood Curtain: 38:45
What we learned from our knitting:
Margaret played with crocheted hearts from DIY Wedding by Jennifer E. Ryan either in Interweave Crochet Summer 2015 or as a special collection on the Interweave Website. They were cute, quick and fun. They are called Guest Lapel Pins on Ravelry. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/guest-lapel-pins
Catherine shares Towashis she received from her swap. One was made of a worsted cotton, the second from sugar and cream and the third was sugar and cream with a portion from the specialized yarn, Sugar and Cream Scrubby which is more specialized
Catherine continues to knit baby socks for Afghans for Afghans. She modified the Kate Atherly Baby Sock http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-socks-23 to have ribbing on the top of the foot.
Brainy Thing: New Research Finds Way to Speed up Muscle Memory Learning
John Hopkins’ researchers find keys to speeding up learning for patients with neurological conditions, including post stroke. Could these techniques work for knitters and crochets?
Behind the Redwood Curtain: 38:45
Margaret talks about the “scientific” and the oral history of the native tribes still thriving in the Humboldt Bay area. Much of her research is based on Two Peoples, One Place by Ray Raphael and Freeman House. http://www.amazon.com/Peoples-Place-Freeman-House-Raphael/dp/1883254019.
The incentive for joining the Ravelry group Teaching Your Brain to Knit http://www.ravelry.com/groups/teaching-your-brain-to-knit and the contest for Knitting Tips continue.
Direct download: Ep._036_New_Research_in_Muscle_Memory_May_Help_Knitters_and_Crocheters_-_4_1_16_3.04_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:46pm PDT