Welcome to Episode 34: The Forgetting Curve and Knitting
Brainy thing: 21:40 Redwood Curtain 31:40
What We’re Learning from our Knitting:
Margaret doesn’t realize that the Forgetting Curve threw her a curve on the Fish Lip Kiss heel until she messed up. She made a sparkly pair of blue socks out of Knit Circus Pixie Dust fingering weight merino/silk/nylon/polyamide/metallic yarn.
Years ago she got a similar yarn as a kit from Knit Circus for Jaala Spiro’s half circle Corrina Shawl in the Casseopeia color way. When she ran out (she didn’t do a gauge swatch—for shame) Jaala Spiro dyed a skein that would especially go with the older color way. So she had quite a bit of the yarn leftover.
Along with the Vanessa Ives Mystery Shawl, Catherine continues making socks for the Afghans for Afghans organization. This time she use Kate Atherly’s Baby Socks pattern . She also made Lee Burstein’s Organic Cotton Heirloom Baby Hat , but out of wool instead of cotton.
Brainy Thing: The Forgetting Curve
Baffled by her botched attempt at the Fish Kiss Lips Heel (she did it once and she thought she remembered it) Margaret delves into the world of forgetting and meets our old friend Hermann Ebbinghaus who first described the Forgetting Curve. Elizabeth Loftus, a cognitive psychologist, describes different types of forgetting.
Behind the Redwood Curtain:
Catherine tells us about an icon of the Humboldt Bay, the statue of “The Fisherman” by Dick Crane. (http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2011634667/) He and his wife Salli own Dancing Crane Studios.
Listener Kate Pricey offers a tip about making knitting into the Backward Loop Cast-on easier — go through the back loop.
Knitting Tip Contest:
Five back issues of Pom Pom magazine is the prize for a randomly selected winner from our Knitting Tip thread of on our group on Ravelry.
We continue to have an on-going incentive prize for each 100 people who join our Teaching Your Brain to Knit podcast group on Ravelry. (http://www.ravelry.com/groups/teaching-your-brain-to-knit)