Welcome to Episode 059: The Dana Foundation Supports Brain Research and Education
What We’re Learning from Our Knitting:
Behind the Redwood Curtain:
A Little Podcast Business
2017 Learn Along:
Welcome to Episode 48: How You Can Learn the Holistic Way
What We Learned From Our Knitting
Below is the hand knitted baby sweater that she bought. It was expertly knit by Jacque of Foggy Bottom Yarns in Ferndale, CA (https://www.yelp.com/biz/foggy-bottoms-ferndale) The other item is a pair of Smart Wool socks Margaret bought for her physical therapist. Not as nice as hand knit socks but a whole lot faster.
Brainy Thing: Holistic Knitting
Behind the Redwood Curtain:
Welcome to Episode 47 of Teaching Your Brain to Knit
What We’re Learning from Our Knitting
The Brainy Thing: Breathing and the Brain
Behind the Redwood Curtain: Trees of Mystery
Knitting Tip: decreases on the edges of garments
Welcome to Episode 36: New Muscle Memory Research May Help Knitters and Crocheters
What we learned from our knitting:
Margaret played with crocheted hearts from DIY Wedding by Jennifer E. Ryan either in Interweave Crochet Summer 2015 or as a special collection on the Interweave Website. They were cute, quick and fun. They are called Guest Lapel Pins on Ravelry. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/guest-lapel-pins
Brainy Thing: New Research Finds Way to Speed up Muscle Memory Learning
Behind the Redwood Curtain: 38:45
Brainy Thing: 15:47 Behind the Redwood Curtain: 25:35
Welcome to Episode: How the Distributive Practice Effect or Spacing Effect can help you learn skills in the fiber Arts.
What we’re learning from our Knitting
Catherine got a lot of satisfaction by completing Laura Nelkin’s Butin Collar.
Margaret created felted bangles from Mags Kandis’ Bevy of Bangles pattern, from the book Gifted, Lovely little things to knit and crochet by Mags Kandis or get them for free from the Interweave website.
Brainy Thing: The Distributive Practice Effect
Catherine talks about the Distributive Practice Effect, first described by Hermann Ebbinghaus. In psychology,it is talked about as the Spacing Effect. Essentially, practicing something a little bit every day is more effective in learning than practicing for a long time for one day a week.
Behind the Redwood Curtain: Ferndale, CA, the Victorian Village
Catherine introduces us to Ferndale, CA which has a large number of well preserved Victorian buildings. It is very well decorated around Christmas time.
Margaret shares a tip from No Sheep for You by Amy Singer: When knitting socks in Cotton or a yarn with little memory, use ribbing to help the sock
The incentive prize for signing up for the Teaching Your Brain to Knit Ravelry Group:
Episode 22: The Kinesthetic Learning Mode in Knitting and Crochet
Brainy Thing starts: 22:17
Behind the Redwood Curtain starts: 30:45
What we’re learning from our knitting.
With her Fantasy Red Cardi by Katherine Foster (see prior posts) behind her and her Among the Wildflowers by Sasha Ball Rives on hold, Catherine turns to two bits of production knitting. She is working on Failyn Fox Cowl by Heidi May in Lion Brand Thick and Quck for a friend’s child and the Chain Mail Hood and Cowl offered by the Utah Shakespeare Festival (Chain Mail Techniques). With a re-envisioned yarn choice (Patons Metallic in Pewter), Catherine is making this for a local production of Plays in the Park for the play The Unprincess.
Margaret talks about Laura Nelkin’s Beaded Waves Cuff and why Margaret sometimes like buying a kit instead of gathering all the elements of a project herself.
Brainy Thing: Kinesthetic Learning
The last element of the VAK (Visual Auditory Kinesthetic) learning style discussion (but not the end of the topic itself), Margaret shares general and personal experiences of learners who take in information kinesthetically. She mentions Heather Ordover’s research on Cognitive Anchoring.
Behind the Redwood Curtain
Catherine talks about the Natural Fiber Fair which is held in Arcata, CA. For more information, click here.
Margaret shares that designers (Laura Nelkin, for example) and yarn companies often have wonderful tutorials on their sites.
Incentive for the random chosen winner of the next 100 members of the Ravelry Group.