Ep. 038 Waldorf Schools Jumpstart Learning with Knitting

Welcome to Episode 38:  Waldorf Schools Integrate Knitting with the Curriculum.

Brainy Thing:  14:50   Behind the Redwood Curtain   25:05

What We’re Learning from Our Knitting

Margaret conquers (almost) the Fish Lips Kiss Heel http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fish-lips-kiss-heelwith a sock for her grandson out of Fridays Studio Monday Base (Superwash 75% and Polyamide 25%) in the Halloween color way.  Beck's Halloween
Catherine is continuing knitting baby socks for Afghans for Afghans using the Kate Atherly Baby Socks http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-socks-23 with the modification of continuing the ribbing on the top of the foot.  This time she’s using scraps.  She is near completion of the Vanessa Ives Mystery Shawl by Bunny Muff  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/vanessa-ives out of Woole’s Yarn Creations.  vanessa progress

Brainy Thing:   Waldorf Schools Integrate Knitting into their Curriculum

Margaret offers some information about the role that knitting plays in the Waldorf School Curriculum and some of the philosophy behind it.  http://millennialchild.com/film.html

Behind the Redwood Curtain:   McKinleyville Totem Pole

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Knitting Tip:

A practical swatch from listener Tink.   Knit a sleeve as a swatch.

Podcast business:

The Knitting Tip contest and the  incentive to join our Ravelry Group continue.  http://www.ravelry.com/groups/teaching-your-brain-to-knit
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