Welcome to Episode 42: Brain Freeze Research May Pave Way for Migraine Relief
What We’ve Learned from Our Knitting:
Behind the Redwood Curtain
Welcome to Episode 28: Process and Product in Knitting and Crochet using the Myers Briggs lens
Brainy Things: 10:40 Redwood Curtain: 18:35
What we’re learning from our knitting and crochet
Margaret just finished the super quick Crochet Cobweb Pattern by Jennifer Hansen or the Stitch Diva. It’s free and a great Halloween or otherwise fun decoration. She used a generic version of Kid Silk Haze (lost ball band) and got more practice use sticky mohair.
Catherine is now grooving with Vanessa Ives Mystery KAL by Bunny Muff with Woole’s Yarn Creations color changing cotton.. She is using toho beads.
Brainy Thing: Product and Process in Knitting and Crochet: Myers Briggs
Margaret discusses the Myers Briggs Personality Inventory and how is might help to explain Knitter’s and Crocheter’s issues with process and product in their project. Check here for an introduction on the Judging and Perceiving pair in Myers Briggs.
Behind the Redwood Curtain
Catherine took the Haunted House Tour of Eureka (CA) and learned why mezzanines were so popular in the Victorian bars in the 1800’s. Here are some photos of Eureka Books. The interior shows the intact mezzanine from the old days.
Margaret offers Cat Bordhi’s tip of using mohair or a mohair/silk blend as a reinforcing thread on the toes, heels and even the soles of socks.
Welcome to Episode 12: Knitting Fights Age-related Dementia
Brainy Stuff starts at:15:40
Behind the Redwood Curtain starts at:26:55
What we’re learning from our knitting:
Catherine found what she wanted to do with her Great Adirondack Yarn Company’s Well Dressed Sheep (cotton/rayon/metallic in chunky weight) in the Beach House colorway. She’s adapting a border design “Cabled Lace” from Leisure Arts’s 50 Fabulous Borders by Rita Weiss that she found at the Foggy Bottoms Yarn Store in Ferndale.
She also talks about making the Humboldt Squid, mythically known as the Kracken.
Inspired by that project, she finished up a jellyfish she’s been working on for awhile.
Both are from Hansi Singh’s Amigurumi Knits .
Catherine found the largest real jellyfish she’s seen around here recently on one of our beaches.
Margaret has gone crazy for the Lucci Yarns DK cotton tape yarn in luminescent colors and the Washcloth Wrapped Soaps (washcloth, border, and “ribbon”) created by Stitch Diva Jennifer Hansen who owns Stitch Diva Studios.
Margaret was wearing her Gallatin Scarf by Kris Basta in Hanelei Hand dyed yarn.
Studies are showing that knitting and other similar activities can cut the risk of age related dementia and Alzheimer’s disease although most reports are anecdotal and scientists say more studies need to be done.
You can hear Dr. Yonas Geda on this You Tube explanation.
Central Kentucky University publishes the Successful Aging Resource Guide and Greg Jicha MD and Sarah Tarrort MD discuss similar studies in the 2013 issue on page 6.
Even magazine reading and computer activities seem to help according to this article.
Behind the Redwood Curtain: Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Reserve
Located on an estuary, the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge is a stop on the International Pacific Flyway, which shelters and feeds birds as they migrate.
Margaret suggests that on challenging projects, you chart out knitting or crochet instructions either formally (with the “official” symbols) or informally (with your own marks.)