Ep. 094 Joining Art and Science; Examining the Pleasures of the Dishcloth;  The mysteries of The Carson Mansion and Ingomar Club

Welcome to Episode 94 Joining Art and Science and how it impacts the brain;  Enjoying the simple pleasure of the dishcloth;  Mysteries of the famous Eureka Icon — the Carson Mansion

Brainy thing:   16:26          Behind the Redwood Curtain:  28:03

What We’re Learning from Our Knitting

Catherine finishes her quadrant dishcloths (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/quadrant-dishcloth)for her dishcloth exchange and even adds a fancy tag.  By Jenny Konopinski quadrant is  free at knitpicks
For little or no discernible  reason, except a whim, Margaret makes Nai Nai’s Favorite Dishcloth (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/nai-nais-favorite)  by Ali Crockett and discovers the bias or corner-to-corner structure for the first time — after all these years.   Both of these are on Becky Stewart’s lis of 12 dishcloth knitting patterns.
Some crocheted diagonal washcloths:
Bias Crochet Washcloth
Beth Major  knit picks diagnonal cloth good for beginners

Brainy Thing:

When does Performance Art become a science experiment.  Performance artist  marina  Abramovic    (The Artist is Present)   teams up with neuroscientist Suzanne Dikker to create:  Measuring the Magic of the Mutual Gaze;
Suzanne Dikker  neuroscientist

Behind the Redwood Curtain:

Margaret explores the mysteries of the Carson Mansion and Ingomar Club.  Photo tour

photo tour
Art Meets Science with Marina Abramovic and Suzanne Dikker’s Brain Project:  Measuring the Magic of Mutual Gaze;  Examining the Pleasures of the Dishcloth;  The mysteries of The Carson Mansion and Ingomar Club.  
In this episode Of Teaching Your Brain to Knit, we examine the line between art and science in the brain;  We Discover the pleasures of the lowly dishcloth;  and we Explore  the mysteries of the Carson Mansion and the Ingomar Club.  
Marina Abramovic,  Suzanne Dikker, Becky Stewart,  Jenny Konopinski 


website https://teachingyourbraintoknit.com/ for show notes, photos of our knitting and crochet projects, Behind the Redwood Curtain places and things and anything else we decide to post.
Instagram:   Margaret Kelso for Margaret and MagicWombat1 for Catherine

Ep. 1 Pod cast-on: Open up to knitting

Welcome to Teaching Your Brain to Knit Episode 1:  Open up to Knitting

Brainy stuff begins:  26:08 minutes in

What Catherine is learning from her knitting:

firefly cloth

firefly close

Firefly Dishcloth  by Holly Klein

Hemp for Knitting

a for a child hat Note the little “glitch” in the ribbing that occurred when Catherine weaved in the ends.   She later undid it and re-weaved it so that it didn’t look wonky.

Top Down Baby Hat  by Amy Whitlow

Brown Sheep Wool Worsted

Emily Ocher’s Circular Cast on pictorial directions 

Emily Ocher’s Circular Cast on video directions

Afghans for Afghans organization


What Margaret is learning from her knitting:

Mom sweater

As You Like It Cardigan  by Judith Shangold

Cascade 220 Superwash

Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind off pictorial directions

Jeny’s Surprisngly Stretchy Bind off video

Beginner’s garter stitch tie — just knit, knit, knit as wide and as long as you want.  The yarn did all the work.


garter stitch tie

Brainy Thing:


Mindset Webpage

Self-test your mindset

Behind The Redwood Curtain: