Ep. 029 Multi-sensory Learning and Your Knitting and Crochet

Welcome to Episode 29:  Multi-sensory Learning, concept maps and stitch maps

Brainy part:  17:57                   Behind the Redwood Curtain: 27:54

What we’re learning from our Knitting and Crochet

Catherine was looking for a quick project and settled on the Skinni Mini Scarf by Darla Fanton.  She crocheted it in Purl Feza in a gold colorway.

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skinny mini

Margaret whipped up two quick bracelet kits by Javori Designs.  One was Arya, a crocheted wrap bracelet in the sapphire colorway and the other is the knitted Paloma in Starry Night colorway.



Brainy Thing:  Multi-sensory Learning

Catherine talks about Multi-sensory Learning and how it connects with Concept Maps and J.C. Briar’s Stitchmaps.

The New Science of Learning:  How to Learn in Harmony with your brain by Terry Doyle

The Art of Changing the Brain:  Enriching the Practice of Teaching by Exploring the Biology of Learning  James Zull

Concept Maps ala Wikipedia

Concept Map Templates


Behind the Redwood Curtain

Margaret explores just some of the colorful and varied murals in downtown Eureka.  Just some of the images are below.  Duane Flatmo is a leading muralist in the area.

Knitting Tip

Catherine talks about choosing a blocking method that works for you, the project and the yarn.

A Little Podcast Business

The new incentive prize for members of the group between 401 and 500 is Feza’s Opulent a mix of 50% silk, 10% Kid Mohair, 30% merino wool and 10% Cashmere in a lavender/berry color   There are 207 yards in a heavy lace or light fingering weight — enough for a small scarf.




2 thoughts on “Ep. 029 Multi-sensory Learning and Your Knitting and Crochet

  1. Loved this podcast! This may be a repeat post–sorry if so. It’s my first here. Would love to be entered for the prize yarn! Have been learning to knit for about 28 months now and I can tell my brain has improved. Needed it! hahaha


    • Hi,
      I’m glad you’re enjoying the podcast. One of my goals for the new year is to improve my understanding of WordPress. Then maybe I can make it easier to post a comment — because we love comments. I just have no idea how many people really check out the shownotes so it’s been a lower priority.
      Knitting has really improved your brain in 28 months? How can you tell? That’s very cool.
      Thanks for listening and posting even though it was difficult.


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