Welcome to Ep. 033 Stitchlinks uses knitting to help fight addiction
Brainy Thing: 20:47 Behind the Redwood Curtain: 33:15
What We’re Learning from Our Knitting
She is knitting baby socks
by Bianca Boonstra for her favorite charity Afghan for Afghans . They are out of her 2nd pair of Catnip Yarn that she died with Dharma dyes
Margaret has made more Bevy of Bangles
by Mags Kandis The pattern is free on the interweave press site and is featured in the book Gifted by Mags Kandis.
Catherine tells us more about Stitchlinks
and their work on Knitting and Addiction. Stitchlinks was started by Betson Corkhill. Catherine also mentions a HBO series on addiction
that she found very informative.
Behind the Redwood Curtain
Entrance to Standish Hickey State Recreation Area (in the rain). Mostly second growth redwoods but some old growth.
A rainy winter day at the Peg House across from Standish Hickey State Recreation Are.
Catherine tells Cat Bordhi’s tip on dealing with ladders in your knitting.
There’s a new contest — send in your knitting (or crochet) tips for an opportunity to win five back issues of PomPom
magazine. Also, there is the continuing incentive to join the Ravelry Teaching your Brain to Knit group
Welcome to Episode 31: Knitting, Life-long Learning, Your Brain: Data from the Nun Project
Brainy Thing starts at: Behind the Redwood Curtain:
What we’re learning from our Knitting
Catherine gives an update on the Vanessa Ives Mystery Shawl
By Bunny Muff
and how even Michael’s Big Box store failed in providing Japanese beads that would work for it.
While she’s waiting for her delivery of beads, she’s working on Baby Socks
by Bianca Boonstra
for the Afghan for Afghans
project. The socks are made from Treadsoft Yarns that Catherine dyed with Dharma dyed goods._
She’s also been working up some scrubbies for the Dishcloth group she belongs to. The pattern is _Little Scrubbie by Arctic Trails Abstract and made out of leftover Knit Picks Lindy Chain and AllHemp 6 lux.
Margaret tells the “amazing” story of finding a hand dyed indigo boucle cotton at Amazing Yarns in Emerald Hills, CA. She knit the Miami Vice pattern by 3 bags fulled or Hillary Designs and learned of ways to fix the dye from John Marshall of John Marshall Works in Fabric who was at the Natural Fibre Festival in Arcata in September.
Another reason we crafters should continue to learn? Catherine talks about the Nun Study
, a longitudinal study of Sisters of Notre Dame which indicates that lifelong learners have a lower rate of symptoms of dementia even if there are pathological signs of it in the brain after death. Also, those with stronger language skills fared better in terms of preventing dementia.
Behind the Redwood Curtain
Margaret shares information about the mission of the Friends of the Dunes’ Humboldt Coastal Nature Center.
Hands-on display at Humboldt Coastal Nature Center
More hands-on opportunities at the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center
Path leading to the trails at the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center
Stamps House at the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center.
Walk outside of Stamps House at the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center.
Knitting Tips (technical problems prevented the recording of this.)