Ep. 066 How the Brain Hampers Clear Political discussions; Finale of Bunnymuff’s Absolutely Essential Shawl; Inversibles with Afterthought Heel; Roosevelt Elk; Book Giveaway

Welcome to Episode 66:  Clearing Channels for Political Talk (No Political Talk Included.)

Brainy Thing:   14:45       Behind the Redwood Curtain:  31:50

What We’ve Learning From Our Knitting:

Catherine’s grand finale of Bunnymuff’s  Absolutely essential shawl.  She bound off with  Jenny’s stretchy bindoff.  
Margaret finished her Inversible Socks, yarn by Fibernymph.   She used an afterthought heel with a gusset in the corners.

Brainy Thing:  Amygdala

Why is it the political discussion is so toxic these days?  Catherine discovers answers hidden in the Amygdala.
The Oatmeal:;  You Are Not Going to Believe What I’m About to Tell you    http://theoatmeal.com/comics/believe
USC Brain and Creativity Institutem article:  Lead researcher Jonas Kaplan;  Sarah Kimball and Sam Harris  Scientific Report 6 Article 39589

Behind the Redwood Curtain

Catherine Tells us all about the  Roosevelt Elk which love hanging around Prairie Creek Park.

Book Giveaway

Margaret is offering Stephanie Pearl-McPhee’s book Knitting Rules to the first person who asks for it on the Episode 66 Thread on Ravelry.

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.
This episode of Teaching Your Brain to Knit reveals a surprising discovery of why we can’t talk across the political divide (but don’t worry we’re not going to talk about politics itself.  It’s about the brain, of course and how to counter its sometimes bad habits                                                                   )  Catherine recounts the finale to Bunnymuff’s Absolutely Essential Shawl;  Margaret presents Fibernymph’s Inversible Yarn in an afterthought heel sock;  Catherine introduces the stately Roosevelt Elk;  and Margaret gives away a copy of Knitting Rules by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

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