Ep. 137 Highly Sensitive People, Knitting socks and blocks, crochet granny square, Potawot village

Brainy thing: 20:20 Behind the Redwood Curtain: 32:18

What We’re Learning from Our Knitting

Margaret makes new discoveries about the granny square and Catherine notes that there’s a resurgence in popularity of granny squares. Giant Granny Square Afghan by Crochet Me Lovely https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/giant-granny-square-afghan .

Giant Granny Square Afghan by Crochet Me Lovely

Catherine also talks about second-baby-sock-syndrome with her Kate Atherley Baby Socks https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-socks-23 and knitting blocks with patterns from Barbara Walker Treasury of Knitting Patterns 4 volumes published by Schoolhouse Press https://www.schoolhousepress.com/. She also mentions the silent knitting group on zoom as the heritage and remembrance of Cat Bordhi, the late, great knitting teacher and encourager. https://new.catbordhi.com/silent-knitting/

Kate Atherley Baby Socks

Block from Barbara Walker’s Treasury of Knitting 2

Brainy Section

This episode we focus on Highly Sensitive People, a group that has been widely researched. There seems to be both a nature (genetic, brain chemistry) and nurture aspect in the background of HSPs.

Quiz — Are you an HSP? https://hsperson.com/test/highly-sensitive-test/.



brain. https://highlysensitive.eu/en/the-highly-sensitive-brain/#:~:text=Highly%20sensitive%20people%20activate%20brain,especially%20those%20close%20to%20them.


Behind the Redwood Curtain:

Potawot health village is much more than a clinic for American Indians. It is an environment including land use and cultural events that promotes wellness and healing.


Welcome to Episode 137 of Teaching your Brain to Knit. Today we investigate the life and brains of Highly Sensitive People. We mention crocheting granny squares, baby socks, knitting blocks for charity and silent knitting meetups. Finally we share information on Potawot Health Village, a local health facility that creates a wellness environment including clinics, gardens, and cultural events.