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Episode 25 – Knitting for the Mind, Body, and Spirit

Posted by Kate | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on 05-02-2009

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Welcome to our Episode 25 of our podcast in which we talked about . . .

* our current WIP’s and other knit-related stuff
o Slouchy Cardigan
o Malabrigo Lace
o Japanese Lantern Scarf
o Lizard Ridge Blanket
o Shalom Cardigan

* A charity knitting project for HelpSudan, sponsored by WendyKnits

In the second segment we talked about our knitting for our minds, bodies, and spirits . . .

MIND

* Studies indicate that knitting may slow the onset of Alzheimer’s in seniors
* Stretch your mind
* take on challenging new patterns
* design your own patterns
* improve your techniques and learn new ones (cast on’s, bind off’s, methods)
* memorize the pattern you’re working on
* make calculations to allow for yarn substitutions

Kitchener Chant BODY

* Short-row shaping – works wonders for adding extra fabric where you need it
* Bust-darts – Knitting Daily’s tutorial
* customizing length – have a long or short torso? Add or subtract rows as necessary
* Knitting a size not in the pattern

SPIRIT

* Knitting lifts our spirits when we’re down
* Knitting calms our spirits when we’re impatient, waiting, or worried
* Knitting helps us to step beyond our comfort zone in social situations like knit-ins
* Knitting helps us to slow down and quiet ourselves
* Knitting helps us to develop a generous spirit
* Prayer knitting allows us to pray over someone with every single stitch

We closed the podcast by . . .

* Sharing Knitting and the Word from Colossians 3:23-24 , Proverbs 3:5-6 , and Matthew 22:37-38: Knitting with all your heart
* A prayer for our military; the economy; many health-related concerns of our listeners and friends; protection for Knit Together

Music you heard. . . Turkish Delight – David Crowder Band
Grace – Kutless
Lose My Soul- TobyMac
Everlasting Light – Ryan Farish Leave your comments below, or e-mail us here. Stay tuned for Episode 26!

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