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:
Catherine was deep into the production of Pussy hats by Jayna Zweiman and Krista Suh https://www.pussyhatproject.com/knit/ . Bunches more patterns on: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/search#query=pussy%20hat&view=captioned_thumbs&page=1&sort=best Margaret steals, uh, appropriates one of them. Catherine took this opportunity to repurpose a cowl that was beautiful —Cuppa Java Cowl http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cuppa-java-cowl by Sarah Wilson or The Sexy Knitter http://www.ravelry.com/designers/sarah-wilson— but didn’t quite work for her. She loved the yarn, though: A Gothling merino cashmere blend by Rainy Days and Wooly Dogs Goth Sox in the colorway “Home Coming Queen’s got a gun.” She made other hats out of Cascade 220 and some mystery yarns from her stash.
Margaret features some knitting made by other people and shares her delight with the Faberge’ egg-like ornament designed by Laura Lamers’ (http://www.ravelry.com/people/northcoastknit) of the Northcoast Knittery.
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:
A paved, multi-use trail just south of Bay Shore Mall and along the Eastern Edge of Humboldt Pave meets lots of needs. It’s the Hikshari’ trail http://www.redwoods.info/showrecord.asp?id=5666
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