Welcome to Episode 95 Somatosensory Scaffolding or the impact of early touch on humans; Catherine creates a sweater template; Margaret discovers leaf shapes from her exploration of bias squares; and Margaret reports on a brief history of skateparks
Brainy Thing: 25:39 Behind the Redwood Curtain: 39:10
What We’re Learning from Our Knitting
Catherine is doing what she calls a “template sweater”. A sweater out of acrylic yarn that she later modify according to fit for her final sweater. She didn’t feel like a formula sweater so thought this would be more fun. The yarn is Yarnspirations by Caron Big Cakes in the Summer Berry Tart Colorway (gradient) out of 100% acrylic.
She also calls out for some extra yarn for her Heaven Scent pattern: She needs just a little of the end of the ball of zauberball cotton in “Rosey Times” color gradient.
While looking at bias squares on Ravelry, Margaret fell into a leaf exploration; trying out a few and looking forward to trying others.
L-e-a-v-e-s by Robin Hill https://www.ravelry.com/projects/RobinHill/l-e-a-v-e-s
The leafy washcloth by megan goodacre trixy knitter https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/leafy-washcloth
Nai nai’s Favorite washcloth by Ali Crockett https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/leafy-washcloth
Woodland Wreath, Leaves by Frankie Brown Frankie’s knitted stuff https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/woodland-wreath-leaves
Wibbo or Jan eaton (similar to pattern mentioned) https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/amber-leaf
200 Knitted Blocks
150 knit and crochet motifs Heather Lodinsky https://www.ravelry.com/designers/heather-lodinsky
Brainy Thing: Somatosensory scaffolding
A new study shows that touch is especially important for infants, especially premature infants in nicu’s. Touch helps infants set up there somatosensory scaffolding so they respond or don’t respond to touch the rest of their lives.
Behind the Redwood Curtain:
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In this episode of Teaching Your Brain to Knit, we report on a new study that reports very early touching can create healthy behaviors for the rest of one’s life; Catherine creates a “template sweater” to modify for the final sweater; Margaret falls for leaves in Ravelry, and we offer a spin on skate parks.