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Margaret and Catherine talk about what they are learning from their knitting, something about the brain or learning, Behind the Redwood Curtain, the area where they live along the Northcoast of California, and a knitting tip

Teaching Your Brain to Knit Margaret and Catherine

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Margaret and Catherine talk about what they are learning from their knitting, something about the brain or learning, Behind the Redwood Curtain, the area where they live along the Northcoast of California, and a knitting tip

    Compassion and the Brain; Knit a-longs; Virtual Fiber Events

    Compassion and the Brain; Knit a-longs; Virtual Fiber Events

    We share information on Compassion and its brain and genetic links. We discuss Knit A-long projects including Sivia Hardings Bright Summer Day and two Laura Nelkin kits: Cassio Collar and Proto Lola (a stranded colorwork hat.) Then we talk about our local Natural Fiber Fair going virtual along with other virtual events.

    • 44 min
    Post Traumatic Growth, Cotton and Potholders, The River Otter Episode

    Post Traumatic Growth, Cotton and Potholders, The River Otter Episode

    After processing trauma, people can experience growth. Post Traumatic Growth is gaining recognition from scientists. We talk about cotton yarns, how easy they are to work with, and potholders. We're anticipating upcoming knit alongs. And Catherine share about the River Otter Project and the Otter Art Project.

    • 47 min
    Brain Benefits from Travel without Traveling; Comfort Knitting; Ceanothus

    Brain Benefits from Travel without Traveling; Comfort Knitting; Ceanothus

    The brain benefits from travel but even in shutdown, we can enjoy the benefits of the traveling process; Catherine and Margaret find knitting that is comforting; The shrub Ceanothus offers many benefits to gardeners.

    • 30 min
    Helping Our Brains Survive Isolation; Celebrating Great Designs; Hats and Potholders; Open Studios

    Helping Our Brains Survive Isolation; Celebrating Great Designs; Hats and Potholders; Open Studios

    We share many strategies for helping you ease your way through the isolation and separation of the Pandemic. Margaret gains a new appreciation for well written directions and mentions two projects with excellent directions that she’s been working on. Catherine continues working on her Socky Slouchy Hat and struggles to find a perfect gauge for her potholder. And she also reports on an annual event in Humboldt, the artists’ Open Studios.

    • 35 min
    Mind-Body in Depth: Depression and Pain; Knitting Hats, Ballband Dish Towel; Starting a Potholder Swap; Businesses Help Support Community

    Mind-Body in Depth: Depression and Pain; Knitting Hats, Ballband Dish Towel; Starting a Potholder Swap; Businesses Help Support Community

    We knit hats and a dish towel and Start a Potholder exchange, we explore part of the mind-body phenomena: the relationship between Depression and Pain; and we celebrate local businesses who step up to protect our community

    • 35 min
    The Brain Science Behind Cuteness; Cute Knitting and Crochet; Lady Bird Johnson Grove

    The Brain Science Behind Cuteness; Cute Knitting and Crochet; Lady Bird Johnson Grove

    We discover the Brain Science behind cuteness and cute aggression; we share the cute knitting and crochet we've been working on and then report on a favorite redwood attraction in the area: the Lady Bird Johnson Grove

    • 37 min

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