Saturday, August 24, 2013

The Knitting Brain

 When you keep track of your knitting as I do
(ahem)
you need a little help. 

I was studying the Theory of Neural Plasticity
this week for work.  
(dont' I sound smart?  It was a fascinating 
lecture for NICU nurses actually) 
and I came across a saying in the BRAIN world:

What Fires Together Wires Together. 
In other words what you do over and over or experience over and over builds strong pathways in the brain.

Some other sayings I know: 

Flip Float and Follow 
(if you are swept up in a riptide)

Stop Drop and Roll
(the quintessential Fire lesson)

Back to Sleep
(prevents SIDS in babies) 
and 

When Thunder Roars, Stay Indoors. 
(weather safety)

care to add any so my brain can free up some new knitting space?


Then There's our Pie.  Her brain must be wired so differently due to her blindness.  She jumped and missed a chair yesterday.......OUCH.  She's fine.  :) 

Happy Saturday

11 comments:

Nancy Kay said...

Those are very handy sayings! I don't know of any others to add to your list.

And then there's Pie. What a cute picture of her. She looks like the sweetheart she is.

Enjoy your weekend...and a bit of knitting!

Lynn said...

Leaves of 3 , let it be is one I learned as a girl scout.
Pie is a sweetie.She would be cute with Mr. Whiskers.He's just the cutes little guy.

Katherine said...

Flip, float and follow is one I learned in life saving, but the one I use a lot is "righty tighty lefty loosy." Something is loose in my brain that makes it impossible for me to remember which way a lid opens.

Sweet Pie is so cute!

Judy S. said...

How about Throw, Tow, Row, Go (rescue) and Drop, Cover, and Hold (earthquake) or Every Good Boy Does Fine (treble clef lines) Have a great weekend!

Mereknits said...

You are sounding so rhythmical today. Love that Pie, she is adorable.
Hugs,
Meredith

SissySees said...

Sweetie Pie! I'm glad she's okay.

I learned a new saying today too, but it's not very polite... "Well he really crapped in his best white hat!"

Araignee said...

Awwww....I want to give that little Pie such a big hug.

SapphireBlue said...

For being in your car during flash flood warnings. "Go around, don't drown."

Nancy said...

Knitting rhyme:

In through the front door
Once around the Back
Out through the Window
And off jumps Jack.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Yes, and I've found trying to UNLEARN, unwire some bad habits e.g. golf swing are nigh on impossible!! LOL!

Pie's little wires have to be so special... she is precious.

I can't think of another clever saying for the life of me right this moment and fyi, I have completely abandoned straight needles (except the occasional DPN) in favor of circulars. ;) blessings ~ tanna

Sue said...

I've tried gadgets and programs but a pencil and paper still work best for me.

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