Welcome to Episode 72: Ep. 072 How the Seasons Effect Your Brain; Knitting With Linen; Finishing Fatima Shawl and Charity Socks; The Ochre Starfish Returns; Another Book Giveaway
Brainy Thing: 13:34 Behind the Redwood Curtain: 21:34
What We Learned From Our Knitting:
Margaret made a cowl and added beads to the edges of the Churchouse Yarns and Teas’ Bias Before and After Scarf. — http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bias-before–after-scarf
She struggled with the stiff fiber of Claudia Hand Painted Yarns Drama Linens but loves the results in the Sage Paradise color way which to her eyes looks likes an aqua blue.
Catherine finished her third pair of Charity Socks and also finished the Fatima Shawl https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fatima-3 by Bunny Muff (Mona8pi) https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fatima-3 and featuring the nupps that Catherine has grown to love.
Brainy Thing: 13:34
How does your brain react to the seasons. More differently than you would expect.
Behind the Redwood Curtain
The Ocher Sea Star, common along the North Coast, is one of the keys to ocean harmony. We spotted a lot of these fellows during our hike at the minus tide. Its Latin name is Pisaster ochraceus .https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pisaster_ochraceushttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pisaster_ochraceus
We have another Book Give Away
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In this episode of Teaching Your Brain to Knit, we learn surprising things about how your brain works in different seasons, Margaret wins the struggle with stiff linen yarn for a cowl with beads, Catherine finishes a Charity Project and a long term project, the Starfish comes back to the North Coast and we have another book giveaway.
3 thoughts on “Ep. 072 How the Seasons Effect Your Brain; Knitting With Linen; Finishing Fatima Shawl and Charity Socks; The Ochre Starfish Returns; Another Book Giveaway”
I listened to the difficulty you had knitting with linen. Thought I’d pass along a technique we use as weavers. As we work with either the warp or weft we keep the linen spritzed with water. Then wet finish it as you did in the end.
So you could spritz the linen as you are knitting it to keep it more pliable. Just a thought.
Really enjoy your podcast,
Very neat idea. I would have never thought of this. Thanks for letting me know.
Thanks for writing in.