Ep. 060 Happy Natural Brain Chemicals

Welcome to Episode 060:  How Your Natural Brain Chemicals Make You Happy

Brainy Thing:   23:50  Behind the Redwood Curtain:  45:03

What We’re Learning from our Knitting and Crochet

Catherine continues on the lacey Absolutely Essential Shawl  by Bunny Muff.  She talks about Lace Knitting versus Knitted Lace.   Here’s a resource for knowing the difference.    http://theknittingbuzz.typepad.com/the-knitting-buzz/2011/03/knitted-lace-vs-lace-knitting.html  
Margaret completes the Queen Anne’s Lace crochet scarf with a lot of help from Sue Perez’ blog, Mr. Micawber’s Recipe for Happiness http://mrsmicawber.blogspot.com/

Brainy Thing:     Natural Happy Brain Chemicals

Sourced from Christoper Bergland’s The Athlete’s Way:  Sweat and the Biology of Bliss and The Athlete’s Way:  Training Your Body and Mind to Get Joy Out of Exercise, Catherine briefly reviews seven natural brain chemicals that make us happy.

Behind the Redwood Curtain:  Queen Anne’s Lace Wildflower

The ubiquitous wildflower/weed has many uses and ties to the fiber world.  

Knitting Tip:

Door Stopper (on Ravelry) advises that when knitting a sweater, knit a sleeve as the swatch.

Links:

website https://teachingyourbraintoknit.com/ for show notes, photos of our knitting and crochet projects, Behind the Redwood Curtain places and things and anything else we decide to post.
Today on Teaching Your Brain to Knit, what you need to know about natural happy brain chemicals, Continuing progress on the Absolutely Essential lace shawl, what to do when you’re stumped on the crocheted queen anne’s lace pattern, and the versatile Queen Anne’s Lace wildflower.

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