Welcome to Episode 85: Continuing Discussion of Positive Addiction; Starting a new lace shawl; Making Socks Last Forever (almost); Women turn to Millinery in Humboldt.
Brainy Thing: 24:21 Behind the Redwood Curtain: 32:25
What We’re Learning from our Knitting
Catherine started a new project: a lace shawl called Heaven Scent by Boo Knits. She is using a skein of Zauberball cotton https://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/schoppel-wolle-zauberball-cotton in “Rosey Times” colorway. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/heaven-scent
Margaret searches for sock longevity and discovers a trove of information in The Knitter’s Book of Socks by Clara Parkes. She finds fibers, twists, and stitches that help socks last longer.
Catherine continues our exploration of the possibility of positive addiction. From an online sources, Changing Minds https://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/schoppel-wolle-zauberball-cotton, she presents differences in addiction, habits and compulsions.
Behind the Redwood Curtain:
Making hats and dresses were two of the few occupations women could choose from 1860 to the 1930’s in Humboldt County. She shares the stories of a couple of women who succeeded here with excellent needle skills. https://www.facebook.com/Vintage-Avenger-163731777018458/
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In this episode of Teaching Your Brain to Knit, We continue our exploration of positive addictions, do they exist and are they different from habits and compulsions; Catherine starts a new lace shawl l— Heaven Scent; Margaret searches for sock longevity; and we trace the history of women and hats in Humboldt County. We also have a new book give away.
While editing this podcast, I searched for a link to Humboldt Millinery and I discovered a “permanently closed” notice online. There are, however, stores in Ferndale that carry vintage clothes and hats and even a dedicated vintage dress shop in arcata called Vintage Avenger on H Street.