Brainy thing: 17:11 Behind the Redwood Curtain: 30:42
Welcome to Episode: Dog Studies show how to increase the “Love Hormone” Oxytocin to Increase Happiness
What We’re Learning From Our Knitting:
Ornament designed by Laura Lamers of the North Coast Knittery Shop in Eureka CA inspired by a Faberge Egg.
Catherine describes the “Love Hormone” Oxytocin and some recent research that shows bonding between dogs and their owners. There are lots of studies on this including several by Jessica Oliva.
Behind the Redwood Curtain:
There’s an ongoing incentive to sign up for the Teaching Your Brain to Knit Podcast Ravelry Group and a current contest for the 2017 Learn-along.
How the hormone Oxytocin can increase happiness, How knitting can unite sides in activism, The discovery of a new stitch which brought joy, Finding a new humboldt trail that accommodates a range of needs, Repurposing yarn for a -not-quite-right finished project