Welcome to Episode 64
Brainy Thing: 13:44 Redwood Curtain: 19:26
What We’re Learning From Our Knitting;
Margaret continues her exploration of new techniques through the creation of jar covers (to use as vases, crochet hook holders, pencil holders, etc.). This time she tries out foundation crochet with the pattern Crochet Jar Cosy by Emma Escott http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/jar-cover-5
Foundation Crochet :
Crafsy: class mastering foundation crochet stitches
photo tutorial: .futuregirl.com/craft_blog/2009/3/tutorial-foundation-single-crochet.aspx lots of markers and arrows
Catherine reports her progress on worsted weight charity socks (designed by Harry Wells) sponsored by the NorthCoast Knittery—https://northcoastknittery.com/blogs/shop-tidbits/socks-for-the-homeless using Kramer Yarn in the Garnett color. She also talks about what she learned at Sunny Grove Alpacas, a local farm with goats and alpacas. https://www.facebook.com/Yarnfun/photos/a.481307557385.270773.103158137385/10154066989897386/?type=3&theater
What can Silence do for the brain? Good things, says Margaret. Hear what she has to say about noise and silence.
Dr. Michael Wehr
Benefits of Silence:
Medical Daily 5 health benefits of silence
Behind the Redwood Curtain
Humboldt State University, locally called HSU, started out as a teacher’s college. Catherine traces its history over a hundred years.
Knit Baby Head and Toes by Gwen Steege will be given to the first person who asks on Episode 64 thread on Ravelry.
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On this episode of Teaching Your Brain to Knit, we look at what is the impact of noise and silence on the brain, what’s the benefit of the foundation crochet technique, following progress on charity socks and learning about raising alpacas, checking out the over 100 years of history of Humboldt State University, and offering another book give away.