Welcome to Episode 37: Knitting Wednesdays at Walter Reed Hospital help family and friends of soldiers and veterans recovering from wounds
Brainy Thing: 19.28 Behind the Redwood Curtain: 29:14
What We’re Learning from Our Knitting
Catherine finished her Among the wildflowers
bandana cowl which was another opportunity to use beads. She used Rizoni yarn from The Loom (The loombangkok.com). Sasha Ball Rives
was the designer of the free design. In addition to designing, she owns the Stitch Space yarn shop in Missouri.
On her travels back home to help her mom pack up her house of 65 years, Margaret discovered several knitting pieces she has done over the year. One was an amorphic scarf out of unidentified specialty acrylic yarn that was her first knitting project. Another was Adele Cutten
’s design Fine Shawl on Diagonal
out of Be Sweet Baby Mohair. Her mother didn’t want it anymore, so Margaret got a new scarf.
Brainy Thing: Knitting Wednesdays for Wounded Warriors at Walter Reed Hospital
Behind the Redwood Curtain: Statue of President McKinley
There’s a statue of President McKinley standing smack dab in the middle of Arcata, CA. Margaret tells us the story behind it. One of her references is Roadside America.com
Catherine explains the value of making a sloper, or a model of more complicated knitted projects (sweaters and ponchos.)
A Little Podcast Business
Welcome to Episode 36: New Muscle Memory Research May Help Knitters and Crocheters
Brainy Thing: 22:00 Behind the Redwood Curtain: 38:45
What we learned from our knitting:
Crocheted Heart (called “guest Lapel Pins” in Ravelry) designed by Jennifer E. Ryan.
Margaret played with crocheted hearts from DIY Wedding by Jennifer E. Ryan either in Interweave Crochet Summer 2015 or as a special collection on the Interweave Website. They were cute, quick and fun. They are called Guest Lapel Pins on Ravelry. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/guest-lapel-pins
Catherine shares Towashis she received from her swap. One was made of a worsted cotton, the second from sugar and cream and the third was sugar and cream with a portion from the specialized yarn, Sugar and Cream Scrubby which is more specialized to be “scrubbier.”
Tawashis Catherine received from the scrubbie swap.
Scrubbies Catherine made using hemp yarn.
Another pair of baby socks using Kate Atherley’s pattern but with continued ribbing on the top of the foot.
Brainy Thing: New Research Finds Way to Speed up Muscle Memory Learning
John Hopkins’ researchers find keys to speeding up learning for patients with neurological conditions, including post stroke. Could these techniques work for knitters and crochets?
Behind the Redwood Curtain: 38:45