Welcome to Episode 92 where we discover that note-taking by hand is better for memory than using the keyboard; Catherine finds a new Barbara Walker Pattern for her Charity Blanket; Margaret Battles Pills and Fades in her socks and We explore the art of Local Tribal Caps.
Brainy thing: 15:37 Behind the Redwood Curtain: 28:36
What we’re learning from our knitting:
Catherine picks another pattern from Barbara Walker’s A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns (https://www.amazon.com/Second-Treasury-Knitting-Patterns/dp/0942018176/ref=pd_cp_14_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0942018176&pd_rd_r=2a3d2895-acb1-11e8-8e51-357518f34f72&pd_rd_w=XOqrD&pd_rd_wg=BKXpo&pf_rd_i=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=fcaa6d12-8b2b-4ad7-b277-864b2da79f6e&pf_rd_r=VQJFH22H6YV78WKN6KQT&pf_rd_s=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_t=40701&psc=1&refRID=VQJFH22H6YV78WKN6KQT&dpID=515Z57E66YL&preST=_SX218_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=detail) Fractured Lattice, (https://www.bromefields.com/day-12-fractured-lattice-knit-stitch-100daysofknitstitches/) and learns to better read her knitting.
Margaret battles another problem, beyond holes, that she has with socks: pills and fades. For pills, she recommends The Gleener (https://www.amazon.com/stores/page/931B9447-8431-4880-B169-766490511074?store_ref=HSA_AC3KAGGW5J1ECVV&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=54dc821a-0937-4e6f-9da9-f8dd5443145d&pf_rd_s=desktop-sx-top-slot&pf_rd_t=301&pf_rd_i=gleener&hsa_cr_id=9949073490601&lp_slot=auto-sparkle-hsa-tetris&lp_asins=B01N0QVOYG,B0763S5B7Q,B078J3HZQ3&lp_mat_key=gleener&lp_query=gleener&sb-ci-n=headline&sb-ci-v=Gentle%20on%20Fabrics%2C%20Tough%20on%20Fuzz.%20Shop%20Gleener.) and to help prevent fading and bleeding dyes she suggests Jasmine’s from the Knitmore Girls Citric Acid ( http://www.betterthanyarn.com/2014/10/problems-and-solutions.html#dyefix).
Research suggests that taking notes by hand may be a better way to learn and retain information. Catherine explains why. http://www.indiana.edu/~canlab/assets/2017-kjames-imp.-of-hw-on-dev.-brain2.pdf
Behind the Redwood Curtain : Native American Basket Caps
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Today in Teaching your Brain to Knit, we discover that handwriting may beat the keyboard for learning; Catherine tries a new pattern for her charity blanket; Margaret battles pills and fades; we explore the art and craft of Wiyot basket caps and we offer another giveaway.