Ep. 081 Does Ambidexterity Improve Your Brain; Finding An Interim Project; Exploring Fair Isle; Escaping the Noise of Machine Age America

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Brainy Thing: 24:21 Behind the Redwood Curtain 35:41 What We’re Learning from our Knitting Margaret’s further exploration of Fair Isle veers into Crochet Fair Isle under the instruction of Karen Whooley. (https://www.ravelry.com/designers/karen-whooley) Other Fair Isle references in the report. http://kelbournewoolens.com/blog/2017/5/stranded-colorwork-vs-fair-isle-knitting Fai https://arnecarlos.com/why-there-is-no-dominant-color-in-norwegian-knitting-by-arne-carlos/ https://course.craftsy.com/play/3984?startLectureId=7160&t=0 Catherine finds an “Interim Project” until she’s ready for a full commitment. Brainy Thing: Can training to be ambidextrous improve your brain? Maybe but one expert says maybe not. https://psychology.stackexchange.com/questions/3194/are-there-cognitive-benefits-to-two-hand-typing-versus-one-finger https://www.dovepress.com/differential-brain-response-to-one--or-two-hand-handling-action-an-fmr-peer-reviewed-article-NAN Differential http://www.nwitimes.com/niche/shore/health/using-your-other-hand-benefits-your-brain/article_6da931ea-b64f-5cc2-9583-e78f179c2425.html Using Your https://www.wikihow.com/Become-Left-Handed-when-you-are-Right-Handed https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/can-training-to-become-ambidextrous-improve-brain-function/ Behind the Redwood Curtain Morris Graves Museum How an artist escapes “the noise of machine age America.” Morris Graves http://humboldtarts.org/visit http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/famous-artists/mark-tobey.htm http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/famous-artists/mark-tobey.htm Links: Facebook: Also, join our Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/Teachingyourbraintoknitpodcast/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel Ravelry Group http://www.ravelry.com/groups/teaching-your-brain-to-knit 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 Today on Teaching Your Brain to Knit we ask “Can learning to be ambidextrous help improve your brain?” also Margaret further explores Fair Isle; Catherine finds an “interim” project and we learn how one artist found an escape from the “the noise of machine age America."

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