Ep. 125. Link Between Biodiversity and Human Happiness; Shawl and Sock Knitting; Keeping the Giant Jolly Art


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Brainy: 14:50 Behind the Redwood Curtain: 26:21 What We're Learning from our Knitting Catherine is inches away from finishing her Metalouse shawl by Stephen West https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/metalouse. She used Woolemeise and Canon Dyeworks yarns. She is looking for a pattern for a sweater as her next project. Margaret didn't experience much learning but enjoyed a lot of satisfaction knitting her basic top down, heel flap socks using Online sock yarn in a multiple of colors: blue, grey, orange, yellow and pink. Although she has her own modifications, she basically follows Ann Budd's 6 stitches per inch sock. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/6-stitches-per-inch-sock. Margaret also applied several patches in old socks that were wearing thing. Brainy Thing: Catherine reports on studies that show the link with biodiversity in nature with human happiness. Diversity in birds are particularly important. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/12/201204110246.htm https://theconversation.com/biodiversity-how-our-health-and-happiness-depend-on-a-thriving-planet-157261 Behind the Redwood Curtain Margaret talks about a creek in Arcata, the Jolly Giant Creek, and a new art project to honor it. https://lostcoastoutpost.com/2021/may/11/jolly-giant-creek-art/ https://www.arcataplayhouse.org/events/art-and-the-environment-keeping-the-giant-jolly/ arcata parks: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=7d73767b6cbd47a1a9ce460f750d03cb Welcome to Episode 125 of Teaching Your Brain to Knit, where we talk about the link between biodiversity in nature and human happiness; Catherine updates her work on the Metalouse and Margaret shares about her basic sock knitting; she also reports on a recent outdoor art project in honor of the Jolly Giant Creek. Thanks for listening to our podcast.

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