Welcome to Episode 27: Reading/Writing Learning Preference and Your Knitting
Brainy thing: 25:10 Redwood Curtain: 33:50
What We’re Learning from Our Knitting
Margaret concludes (at least for now) her cotton sock yarn comparison with Feel Good Yarns sock yarn knitted in a generic sock pattern and using the new-to-her Fish Lips Kiss Heel by Sox Therapist in Feel Good Yarn Company sock yarn.
Below, she compares Feel Good Yarn with Cascade Fixation and Cobasi by HiKoo, which is currently her favorite.
|Hi Koo CoBaSi||Cascade Fixation||Feel Good Yarn Silver Spun|
|US 1||US 3||US 3|
|$7.50 / 50 gm||$5.50 /5o gm||$48 42 /86 gms, 400 yards|
|Very stretchy||Very stretchy||Very stretchy|
|Pleasant feel||Bumpy feel, thick||Pleasant feel|
|Hard to weave in||Okay to weave in||Fine to weave in|
|After washing, not so hard to weave in||Stays plumb and soft||Strand of silver (don’t see it) conductive, inhibits odors, inhibit bacteria, thermal, suggested for those with diabetes, arthritis, sensitive skin
Catherine talks about her painful learning from the Mona8pi or Bunny Muff’s Vanessa Ives Mystery shawl out of Woole’s Yarns Creations Color Changing Cotton.
Brainy Thing: Who put the “R” in VAK?
In earlier episodes, we’ve talked about the VAK learning style – Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic preferences for taking in information. An updated version of that is the VARK system. The “R” stands for the Reading/Writing preference. While many people including educators find these systems useful, other criticize the research that has been done.
Highway 101 bisects Redwood Country. The 1,550 mile Highway stretches from Los Angeles, CA to Turnwater, Washington.
A Knitting Tip
Margaret Ratcliff The Knowledgeable Knitter