Welcome to Episode 11
Brainy Stuff starts at:22:40
Behind the Redwood Curtain starts at: 32:05
What we’re learning from our knitting:
Margaret contrasts two scarf patterns –both of them beautiful and well written but one that was her perfect low concentration knitting and the other requiring high concentration. The one she completed was the free pattern Gallatin Scarf by Kris Basta whose company is KrisKrafter. She used Hanalei Hand Dyed Merino/bamboo worsted.
The scarf pattern that she is saving for another day when she has lots of high concentration time is the Silk Curved Scarf by Iris Schreier which was a Craftsy knit-a-long. Catherine loved the charts on this pattern.
Catherine is swatching (!) for her Meadowlark Shibori Jacket by Gina Wilde in Alchemy Pagoda and Silk Straw yarns. And she’s trying out different knitting stitches that will work with her vision of the ideal cowl for the Great Adirondack yarn. She’s also working on her Sock Yarn Blanket,
Brainy Thing: Metacognition
Metacognition is defined as thinking about thinking and when you use what you know about your learning process then you can learn new things more easily — like kitchnering lace or doing intarsia. Jennifer Livingston wrote about it in this paper and of course, Wikipedia always has something to say on everything including metacognition.
Behind the Redwood Curtain: The First Street Gallery
If it’s raining (and it often does here) or you want to take a break from spectacular natural vistas, then Margaret recommends the First Street Gallery in Eureka located on — First Street. The most recent time she visited she saw two exhibitions: small painting from the Cheech Marin collection, Chicanitas and Arte para la raza collected by the Royal Chicano Air Force.
Of course, you can’t get far from beautiful vistas. Across the street is the Eureka boardwalk, along Humboldt Bay.
Catherine offers a knitting tip: when wet blocking your knitting, allow it to soak a full 20 minutes first.
As an incentive to join our Ravelry group, we are randomly selecting one of the first 100 members to win a skein of 400 yards of Cephalopod Bugga! sport weight 70/20/10 superwash merino/cashmere/nylon in Fishing Spider Colorway.