Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Episode 14: Blog Love

Blogs I Love:

Still on my needles:
New projects:

Nature & Nurture -- part 2. The book I linked to in last episode's shownotes is still The One!

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Episode 13: Pomodoros


On my Needles:
I finally seamed the felted slippers, and I also finished the 3rd pair of toe-up vanilla socks.
My 2 (yes, just 2!) WiPS are a Kusha Kusha scarf from Habu, and a Lace Ribbon scarf.

Nature & Nurture, part 1:
I talked about behavioral genetic theory, and the work of Francis Galton. The best textbook about all of this can be found here.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Episode 11: Let the Spinning Commence!

0:00 -- All about my spinning weekend at Earnley Concourse.
I produced this:
I am now the proud owner of an Ashford Traditional spinning wheel.

13:45 -- On my needles
My proposed Ravelympics project is the Little Bubbles Cardigan.

22:10 -- Family Psychology
I talked about twin and adoption designs. The specific twin study about risk for divorce was:
Genetic influence on risk of divorce.
McGue, Matt1; Lykken, David T.
Psychological Science. Vol 3(6), Nov 1992, pp. 368-373
Explored the separate influence of genetic and environmental factors on risk of divorce by examining divorce status of 1,516 same-sex twin pairs (722 monozygotic [MZ] and 794 dizygotic [DZ]), their parents, and their spouses' parents. Concordance for ...
Journal Pages: 368-373

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Episode 10: Tour de Stash

New format -- no music.

0:00 -- all about me
I babble about parenting with a female partner.

14:00 -- knitting stuff
A tour of my stash. I also mention:

30:40 -- family psychology
I talked about this classic article:
Temperament and infant mortality among the Masai of East Africa.
DeVries, Marten W.1
Annual Progress in Child Psychiatry & Child Development. 1985, pp. 388-400
(The following abstract of this reprinted article originally appeared in PA, Vol 72:4094.) On the basis of Western studies suggesting that infants with difficult temperaments are at greater risk for behavioral and physical disorders, it was ...
Journal Pages: 388-400

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Episode 9: Happy New Year!

I'm back! This is the last of the old-style podcasts. Watch out for more frequent, shorter casts.

A few podcasts I talked about:
Those glorious Knitmore Girls. Especially the interview with Barbara Walker.
Hoxton Handmade's Electric Sheep, especially the Chrimbo pantomime episode.
And the awesome podcaster interviews via Knit-A-Journey.

Lots of talk about all that Christmas knitting:
Easy Lace Scarf
Ribbed Hat
Ballet Slippers
Ribbed Noro scarf
Nearest & Dearest Christmas socks 09
FiL socks

Now on my needles:
Vanilla sock no. 2 from Wendy Johnson's Socks from the Toe Up, featuring Judy's magic cast-on.
The Birch lace shawl

Musical interlude:
Maybe It's TimeAshley Gearing
"Love Has A Life" (mp3)
from "Maybe It's Time"
(Squeeze Records, LLC)
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Conclusion of Series 2 on Marriage
Excerpts from Malcolm Gladwell's book, Blink. All about John Gottman's Love Lab.

Inspired Pattern: Wedding Cake

Outro Music:
Maybe It's TimeAshley Gearing
"Out There Somewhere" (mp3)
from "Maybe It's Time"
(Squeeze Records, LLC)
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Friday, 16 October 2009

Episode 8: Two Women and a Baby

Babble: about two women (one of them being me!) & a baby

On my Needles: Christmas gifts
1. Vanilla socks for my Father-in-law
2. Basketweave scarf for my Uncle-in-law
3. Felted bag for my Sister-in-law
4. Easy lace scarf for my Mum
5. Wrist warmers for my Mother-in-law
Still 2 left to cast on...

Interlude music:
Hill of ThievesCara Dillon
"Spencer The Rover" (mp3)
from "Hill of Thieves"
(Charcoal Records)

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Marriage - part 3. About this article:
The connubial crucible: Newlywed years as predictors of marital delight, distress, and divorce.
Huston, Ted L.1; Caughlin, John P.; Houts, Renate M.; Smith, Shanna E.; George, Laura J.
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Vol 80(2), Feb 2001, pp. 237-252
This study showed that couples' newlywed marriages and changes in their union over the first 2 years foreshadow their long-term marital fate after 13 years. Consistent with the enduring dynamics model, differences in the intensity of newlyweds' ...
Journal Pages: 237-252

Inspired Pattern: My Ex

Ending music:
The Rough Guide to Irish FolkKaran Casey
"Town of Athlone" (mp3)
from "The Rough Guide to Irish Folk"
(Rough Guides/World Music Network)

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