Welcome to Episode 101: We give our comments on documentary Murder Mountain about the marijuana industry in Southern Humboldt; We finish knitting projects: blocks for charity blanket, mitts, bird and plan new ones; we report on the mix of science an intuition in the film Innsaei; We update news on the podcast and offer three giveaways.
Brainy: 20:17 Redwood Curtain: 26:10
What We’re Learning from our Knitting:
Catherine discovers new stitches from Barbara Walker’s Second Treasury for blocks for her Charity Blanket (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) This time she tried the Grapevine Twist, Briar Rose and the Heart Pattern. She hopes to knit the Rosecrusian Scarf by Joselyn Tunney in the future. Meanwhile Margaret reports on mitts and birds for Christmas and not one, but two advent yarn clubs. The mitts pattern is from Ann Budd’s The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns https://www.amazon.com/Knitters-Handy-Book-Patterns/dp/1931499047 . The bird pattern Margaret’s favorite so far, Arne’s and Carlos’ https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/vogel-grundanleitung/people?page=8&view=cards.
Brainy Thing: film Innsaei
The documentary Innsaei illustrates the human gifts of intuition and empathy and ways we can learn them. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4924624/
Behind the Redwood Curtain: Murder Mountain
Margaret and Catherine offer commentary on the new Netflix documentary series Murder Mountain about a young man who seeks money and adventure then goes missing in the Southern Humboldt marijuana industry. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9078908/
A Little Podcast Business
We outline some upcoming changes in our podcast in the future — including catching up on long tardy documentation.
And we give away two books and a skein of self striping sock yarn. https://www.ravelry.com/groups/teaching-your-brain-to-knit
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Today in Teaching your Brain to Knit we report on a film that explores science, intuition, creativity, and empathy called Innsaei; Catherine finishes up a dog and plans for a scarf; Margaret makes some mitts and a knitted bird for Christmas; We both give commentary on the new Netflix documentary series Murder Mountain about the Southern Humboldt marijuana industry; and we offer not one, not two but three giveaways.
And just to offer you a little anticipatory excitement, in our next podcast, probably within a month, we will be interviewing Franklin Habit and getting his wisdom about teaching and learning. Thank you for listening to our podcast and supporting us all these years. We recommend that you subscribe to Teaching Your Brain to Knit so you don’t miss any of our upcoming episodes. You can find us on Overcast, Stitcher, Apple podcasts, Spotify, and many other fine podcast aggregators. Shownotes are on Ravelry, the Teaching Your Brain to Knit website, and right below this image on most podcast apps if you are listening on your phone.