Ep. 041 One Simple Solution to Poor Memory — Sleep

Welcome to Episode 41:   How to Lay Down Long Term Memory or Take Notes on Your Knitting

Brainy Thing:   19:01    Behind the Redwood Curtain

What We’re Learning From Our Knitting:

Catherine is knitting washcloths using SmarieK’s free pattern Double Lattice free pattern.  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/double-lattice-cloth using scraps of cotton including Knit One Crochet Two and Cotlin.
Margaret had another Mending Party.   Thanks to oekmama1 in our Ravelry Group for referring her to Kate Atherley’s article in  Knitty 2006 on Repairs.   http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring06/FEATrepairs101.html
uses sewing thread to loosely graft stitches at top and bottom.  Among piles of socks, Margaret mended the  As You Like It Cardigan by Judith Shangold  our of Cascade 220 super wash in a brown.
Some of the socks were made from  Fish knits warm sock; Online commercial; Misty alpaca hand dyed sock yarn (alpaca, merino nylon, silk) ;  Fiber lady luxury sock yarn easy.   Her favorite pattern in this lot was  Mystery Sock V: April Showers by Wendy Gaal, in Sock-aholic yarn from Knitters Brewing Co (75/25 wool/ 2 lattice editednylon 480 yards).  She also tried to make the brim of the  Lace Beanie #70177 by Lion Brand Yarn out of Plymouth Yarn Kudo  top down lace yarn larger but even after vigorous blocking it is still too tight.  She’ll have to revisit that. mending socks

Brainy Thing:  Adequate Sleep is Essential to Long Term Memory

Catherine talks about the research between developing long term memory and sleep.

Behind the Redwood Curtain:

Margaret shares how she spotted a blue grey heron down the street from her and her resultant research on them,    The Audubon site not only has a beautiful close up of the bird but also recordings of its calls and songs.   http://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/great-blue-heron

Knitting Tip

Concerned about running out of yarn on your row?  Catherine advises you to lay out your yarn, back and forth and back again (three times the length of what you have left)  to determine how much you need.

A Little Podcast Business

We announced winners of our Knitting Tip contest (She will receive Pom Pom magazine) and our Incentive to join our Ravelry Group.
ETA 7.5.16

2 thoughts on “Ep. 041 One Simple Solution to Poor Memory — Sleep

  1. Loved this podcast episode ( love them all, but this one especially!). We live on a relatively small lake and have, I believe, two what you call blue grey herons, and we call Great Blue Herons. They are marvelous to watch. If I’m lucky enough to sneak up on one when I’m out in my kayak, he/she rewards me with a very nasty grunt/snort as he glides off across the water. They fish along our shoreline, and are great fun to watch.
    Over the years I’ve not been a ‘good’ sleeper, waking in the middle of the night and trying to go back to sleep for what seems like an eternity. I told my Internist about this and he put me on the very lowest dose of Trazodone. It has worked like a charm…..and I now feel GREAT in the morning. I think my memory may be better as well! So your comments in this area were somewhat of an affirmation!
    Your washcloths are really gorgeous…..as are your socks!
    Thanks for a great podcast! I always listen but seldom comment.


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