Ep. 049 Knitting Helps Depression — Another Study

Welcome to Episode 49:  Another Study show that Knitting (specifically) Out Performs Other Ways to Treat Depression

Brainy Thing: 18:46                 Behind the Redwood Curtain: 24:36

What We’re Learning From Our Knitting:


Vanessa Ives Knitalong shawl by Bunnymuff

vanessaCatherine scores a spectacular finish to the Vanessa Ives Knit-along by Bunny Muff or Mona8pi http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/vanessa-ives

Margaret struggles with a crocheted stuffy, Aitches by Brenda K. B. Anderson  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/aitches

Brainy Thing:

Catherine find a study that specifically links “mood repair” or depression relief from knitting done at the Arizona State University Well Being lab study by Ann Futterton Collier  http://www.jkp.com/jkpblog/2012/02/interview-ann-futterman-collier-using-textile-arts-and-handcrafts-in-therapy-with-women/

Behind the Redwood Curtain

pavi3_001_svpA pretty, yellow  stalk like glandweed flower unexpectantly  pops up in Margarets back yard.  http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=PAVI3

Knitting tip  — round out curved edges

Catherine offers a solution for those awkward stair-step like edges on parts of your knitting that is supposed to be curved.

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