Welcome to Episode 96: Little fun facts about the brain; The journey to piece felted crochet blocks for a charity blanket; Experimenting to find the perfect dog sweater; Finding terror and beauty at Megwil Point
Brainy Thing: 13:22 Behind the Redwood Curtain: 21:37
What We’re Learning from our Knitting (and Crochet)
Obviously unblocked. They’ll get sewn together then felted.
Margaret finished the crocheted blocks (from The Big Book of Granny Squares by Tracey Lord) for a lap blanket. She finished #33, #133, #66 and #178 and two others she didn’t write down. Now she plans to piece together the blocks with a stitch of some sort but she’s not sure what yet. Finally she wants to felt it. She hopes the finished results will be a nice felted blanket that she’ll donate to charity. The yarns are Valley Yarns 100 % Wool Northampton Bulky Light Grey and Araucania Yarns Nature Wool Chunky Deep red/black or black/red. Her hook size was K.
Not Catherine’s but the pattern image
Catherine is working on her template sweater or test sweater out of an inexpensive acrylic (Caron) for her son-in-law. The name of the yarn is Yarnspirations by Caron Big Cakes in the Summer Berry Tart Colorway (gradient) out of 100% acrylic. She’ll check against this sweater to be able to get accurate measurements and then make a new one out of a pricier yarn. The one she’s doing now can also go to him as a house sweater or to charity. The pattern, Andoa, https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/andoa-pullover is free on Ravelry, from Nora Gaughan for Berroco.
Behind the Redwood Curtain: Megwil point
A Little Podcast Business
We have another give-away — a book of knitted baby hats and a commentary on Slow Podcasting which details our future plans for the podcast.
In this Episode of Teaching Your Brain to Knit we share some fun facts about the brain from its texture (like tofu) to the question of multitasking; Margaret wonders how she’ll piece together her crocheted granny squares and Catherine reports her progress on her template sweater. She also reveals a little known outcropping from the Elk Head Trail in Trinidad called Megwil Point. We have another giveaway and we talk a little bit about Slow Podcasting and the future of our podcast.
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