Welcome to Episode 40 Is the Negativity Bias Affecting Your Knitting? There are ways to counter the negative
Brainy Thing: 20:35 Behind the Redwood Curtain 32:40
What We’re Learning from Our Knitting
Margaret was inspired by Catherine’s project to try Sasha Ball Rives’ wonderful pattern Among the Wildflowers http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/among-the-wildflowers with her own “learning opportunities”, of course.
For a Ravelry swap, Catherine completed the Crochet Flower Potholders pattern by Jennifer Martin Blue J http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/flower-potholders using scraps of cotton she had leftover in her stash!
Brainy Thing: Negativity Bias:
Studies have shown that are brains are hardwired toward the negative which is a great advantage on the Savannah but probably not now. Check out: https://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200306/our-brains-negative-bias and
For ways to counter that bias, try Marelisa Fabrega http://daringtolivefully.com/overcoming-negativity-bias.
Behind the Redwood Curtain:
Catherine tells us about the historical Phillips house in Arcata built in 1853/4 in the Greek Revival style which is open Sundays 2 to 4 http://www.arcatahistory.org/phillips_house_museum_arcata .
One of our Ravelry Members, puffygriffinclaw, offers some tips on Felting.
A Little Podcast Business
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