She’s also been working up some scrubbies for the Dishcloth group she belongs to. The pattern is _Little Scrubbie by Arctic Trails Abstract and made out of leftover Knit Picks Lindy Chain and AllHemp 6 lux.
Margaret tells the “amazing” story of finding a hand dyed indigo boucle cotton at Amazing Yarns in Emerald Hills, CA. She knit the Miami Vice pattern by 3 bags fulled or Hillary Designs and learned of ways to fix the dye from John Marshall of John Marshall Works in Fabric who was at the Natural Fibre Festival in Arcata in September. _
Another reason we crafters should continue to learn? Catherine talks about the Nun Study, a longitudinal study of Sisters of Notre Dame which indicates that lifelong learners have a lower rate of symptoms of dementia even if there are pathological signs of it in the brain after death. Also, those with stronger language skills fared better in terms of preventing dementia.
Behind the Redwood Curtain
Margaret shares information about the mission of the Friends of the Dunes’ Humboldt Coastal Nature Center.
Hands-on display at Humboldt Coastal Nature Center
More hands-on opportunities at the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center
Path leading to the trails at the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center
Stamps House at the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center.
Walk outside of Stamps House at the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center.
Knitting Tips (technical problems prevented the recording of this.)
Brainy Thing: The Distributive Practice Effect
Catherine talks about the Distributive Practice Effect, first described by Hermann Ebbinghaus. In psychology,it is talked about as the Spacing Effect. Essentially, practicing something a little bit every day is more effective in learning than practicing for a long time for one day a week.