Welcome to Episode 90: The Matilda Effect; knitting in pieces, learning gauge with dishcloths; ; Cruising the Bay
Brainy thing: 20:25 Behind the Redwood Curtain: 32:27
What We’re Learning from Our Knitting:
Margaret is exploring new approaches to knitted birds with Nicky Fijalkowska’s aptly named book Knitted Birds . These birds are knitted in pieces and then assembled and stuffed.
Catherine is realizing the importance of gauge with a seemingly simple dishcloth pattern — the Quadrant dishcloth/washcloth by Jenny Konopinski
Brainy Thing: The Matilda Effect
Women not only were prohibited from getting advanced education and entering fields like science and medicine; but also when they did, their work was often overlooked. Catherine introduces the phenomenon named after Matilda Joslyn Gage this week
Women’s work, the first 20,000 years www.amazon.com/Womens-Work-First-Years-Society/dp/0393313484/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1533162658&sr=1-1&keywords=women%27s+work+the+first+20+000+years
Behind the Redwood Curtain: The Madaket
We talk about touring Eureka from the Bay: Harbor Tours on the Madaket: https://www.humboldtbaymaritimemuseum.com/madaketmainpage.html
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Today on Teaching Your Brain to Knit we introduce the Matilda Effect —Overlooking Accomplishments of Women Scientists; Catherine searches for gauge on a simple but elegant dishcloth; Margaret learns techniques and discovers biases that are for the birds; She also shares information and experiences on two Madaket Harbor Cruises and we have another book giveaway.