Welcome to Episode 6: Staying Awake
Brainy Stuff Starts at 15:00
What we’re learning from our knitting:
Catherine learns about the need for sharp tipped needles for the braid (the horizontal line of stitches above the brown pleats) on Laura Aylor’s Faberge’ using Classic Elite’s Mountain Top Vail.
Margaret learned that a SKP (slip the first stitch, knit the next stitch, pass the first stitch over the just knit stitch) is difficult for her to unknit. She didn’t do the pattern as written (only did the first row of the two row lace pattern) Mel Ski’s hat Drizzle but plans to do it as written the next time.
Drizzle by Mel Ski. Her webpage is here.
Elsebeth Lavold designs Silky Wool 03 Grey color
Brainy Stuff: Staying Awake
Dr. Perri Klass, M.D.: her page on knitting with links to articles. This pediatrician writes about her 2008 article in Knitter’s Magazine “Knitting is my internal symbol. It represents me.” One of her books is Two Sweaters for my Father. Catherine describes Klass’ writing on how knitting helps her stay focused.
Heather Ordover who has the Craftlit Podcast is writing a book on Cognitive Anchoring which explores the same phenomenon.
Behind the Redwood Curtain: 29:20
Blooming mushrooms on the bluff over the Mad River.
If you’re out shopping without a specific pattern and want to know the approximate amount of yarn you need for a project, these should help.
The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns by Ann Budd
The Knitter’s Handy Guide to Yarn Requirements by Ann Budd
Stashbot: A comprehensive guide to building a useful stash by Hannah Fettig
Stashbot app by Hannah Fettig