Welcome to Episode 47 of Teaching Your Brain to Knit
Brainy thing: 11:29 Behind the Redwood Curtain 21:56
What We’re Learning from Our Knitting
Margaret has been looking for modifications of the Afterthought Heel to prevent (or reduce) those strained stitches in the corner. She found Afterthought Heels Revisited (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/afterthought-heels-revisited) by Laura Linneman of the Knitgirllls (yes, three “l”s) Podcast fame and the Knit Better Socks blog by RMD (http://knitbettersocks.blogspot.com/2011/12/improving-afterthought-or-forethought.html). She used Vesper yarn in a color way she calls “Neopolitan ice cream with blueberries”— pink, blue white and blue.
Catherine finished up her Double Lattice Dishcloths by SmarieK (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/double-lattice-cloth). She used various leftovers from Knit Picks and Peaches and Cream.
The Brainy Thing: Breathing and the Brain
Margaret was inspired by this topic by Memletics writer Sean Whitely which unfortunately had no references. So she looked for some research the (self evident) idea that breathing would help your brain function. She started with Breathing and the Brain (http://www.forbes.com/sites/daviddisalvo/2013/05/14/breathing-and-your-brain-five-reasons-to-grab-the-controls/#2e5150ae52aa) then found a MIT study from 2005 headed by Sara W. Lazar, et al (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1361002/) (she also has a Ted Talk at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8rRzTtP7Tc.
Behind the Redwood Curtain: Trees of Mystery
Catherine focuses on the giant interactive Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox of Trees of Mystery in Klamath, CA. https://www.treesofmystery.net/ Hear the radio show This American Life report on the Trees of Mystery: http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/506/secret-identity
Knitting Tip: decreases on the edges of garments
Catherine shares a tip for making neater knitting decreases along the edges of garment.
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