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.
2 thoughts on “Ep. 092 Handwriting Beats Keyboard for Memory; New Pattern for Charity Blocks; Battling pills and fades; Discovering Native American Caps”
Hi! I just discovered you! Not sure which episode I just heard, bit you were talking about gathering blackberries and the festival. We should do that here in England they grow very well here. But we are always taught not to pick from the roadside as the berries catch all the pollutants of passing traffic. We are fortunate to have footpaths that pass fields, away from roads. However you also want to avoid dog height for obvious reasons! They do make the best ice-cream! Look online for Silly Twits Ice-cream, you’ll need about the same amount of sieved puree (to remove pips!)as heavy cream. Love the podcast, now to catch up on more episodes! Thank you
Thanks for writing in, Caroline. We live in a pretty rural area so I don’t know how much traffic pollutants there are. And blackberry ice cream sounds great.