Ep. 100 Do Brain Games Really Work; We finish a dog sweater, blocks for charity, fingerless mitts and a knitted bird, Humboldt Grass Fed Beef a new county brand

Welcome to Episode 100 where we explore whether Brain Games really improve your brain;  Catherine finishes (almost) a dog sweater and some blocks for a charity blanket;  Margaret finishes Christmas gifts — fingerless gloves and a knitted bird;  and Catherine reports that one of the advantages of year round grass is ideal conditions for Humboldt Grass Fed Beef.

Brainy Thing:   10:43       Behind the Redwood Curtain:   22:25

What We’re Learning From Our Knitting:

Ann Budd’s Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns

Margaret, yet again, referred to Ann Budd’s The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns

https://www.amazon.com/Knitters-Handy-Book-Patterns/dp/1931499047  to make mitts for her granddaughter in leftover Viking Nordlys yarn in 75 wool/25 nylon yarn.  This long repeat yarn was originally suggested by Theresa Schabes for the Maya hat and mittens:  https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/maya-hat-and-mittens-set.
Catherine finishes (well, almost —except for weaving in the ends)  a dog sweater and is working on another block for her charity blanket.    Knit Dog Coat (by Bernat):  https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dog-coat-11.
Brainy Thing:  Brain Games
Do Brain Games really work?   There’s not much evidence to support that they do but there are some glimmers of research that some activities do help increase brain function and resilience.

Behind the Redwood Curtain:

Catherine presents the pleasures and health of Humboldt Grass Fed Beef.

A Little Podcast Business

We’ll be slowing down the frequency of our podcast episodes but we’re not stopping.   In addition, we’ll be adding some nifty interviews with world class knitting and crochet teachers that will talk about learning and their approach to learning.
Links
website https://teachingyourbraintoknit.com/ for show notes, photos of our knitting and crochet projects, Behind the Redwood Curtain places and things and anything else we decide to post.
Instagram:   Margaret Kelso for Margaret and MagicWombat1 for Catherine

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