73 episodes

Keep Calm and Carry Yarn is a podcast in equal parts measure about knitting, crochet, and the mother-daughter bond between its co-hosts, Vivian and Alyson. Join us for our twice monthly chat as we talk about our latest projects and yarn obsessions, advice from a long-time fiber fanatic to a beginner, living in Edinburgh, Scotland (Alyson) versus Virginia, USA (Vivian), fangirling over TV shows we love, and other everyday pursuits.

Keep Calm and Carry Yarn: A Knitting and Crochet Podcast Vivian & Alyson Chu

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    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

Keep Calm and Carry Yarn is a podcast in equal parts measure about knitting, crochet, and the mother-daughter bond between its co-hosts, Vivian and Alyson. Join us for our twice monthly chat as we talk about our latest projects and yarn obsessions, advice from a long-time fiber fanatic to a beginner, living in Edinburgh, Scotland (Alyson) versus Virginia, USA (Vivian), fangirling over TV shows we love, and other everyday pursuits.

    Episode 71: Yzma's not his mom

    Episode 71: Yzma's not his mom

    Crafty content levels are high today! Alyson and Vivian both have new WIPs on the go. Alyson has made a start on her project for the 2020 BIPOC MAL being hosted by Desamour Designs and Vivian is making another (all together now) color work yoke sweater! Plus Vivian has not one, not two, but three finished objects! Someone's been a busy bee.
     
    Links to things we mention:
    Buzzfeed Quiz Just Float Sweater by Stephanie Lotven [Ravelry]  Arboreal by Jennifer Steingass [Ravelry] Blurred Lines Sweater by Deanne Ramsay [Ravelry] Strawberry Shortcake Top by Natalie McHayle [Ravelry] Smooth Operator Socks by Susan B Anderson [Ravelry] Bead Soup Bracelet by Ellen Sandin [Ravelry] Humulus by Isabell Kraemer [Ravelry] Support and follow us:
    Instagram Etsy Our Website Buy KCACY merch Buy us a Ko-fi Theme music: Carpe Diem Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
    INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/kcacypodcast
    ETSY: http://pearlandplum.etsy.com
    WEBSITE: http://kcacypodcast.wordpress.com
    Buy KCACY merch: https://teespring.com/stores/alyson-chu-designs
    Support the show: http://ko-fi.com/kcacypodcast
    Theme music: Carpe Diem Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License https://bit.ly/1b8Hyff 
     

    • 55 min
    Episode 70: The Cat Episode

    Episode 70: The Cat Episode

    Please excuse the cat related interruptions in this episode! Sushi makes an appearance, so of course we talk about her, and we also talk about Vivian's new instagram account for the cats! But don't worry, we're also talking about our crafting. Alyson has started a new sweater, and Vivian (of course) is juggling two color work sweaters.
    Full show notes with photos
    Links to things we mention:
    Buzzfeed Quiz Korppi Placemats by Katrine Birkenwasser [Ravelry] Blurred Lines Sweater by Deanne Ramsay [Ravelry] Humulus by Isabell Kraemer [Ravelry] Just Float Sweater by Stephanie Lotven [Ravelry]  Holberton Mitts by Made & Worn [Ravelry] @daddys3cats Intagram account Good On You app Support and follow us:
    Instagram Etsy Our Website Buy KCACY merch Buy us a Ko-fi Theme music: Carpe Diem Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
    INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/kcacypodcast
    ETSY: http://pearlandplum.etsy.com
    WEBSITE: http://kcacypodcast.wordpress.com
    Buy KCACY merch: https://teespring.com/stores/alyson-chu-designs
    Support the show: http://ko-fi.com/kcacypodcast
    Theme music: Carpe Diem Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License https://bit.ly/1b8Hyff

    • 42 min
    Episode 69: Beer Sweater

    Episode 69: Beer Sweater

    Surprising absolutely no one, Vivian has started another colorwork sweater! But that also means she's done with the Sinister Catdigan, complete with a custom pocket (Oooo! Ahhh!). And in a shocking turn of events... Alyson has started a knitting project?!
    Full show notes with photos
    Links to things we mention:
    Buzzfeed Quiz Humulus by Isabell Kraemer [Ravelry] Holberton Mitts by Made & Worn [Ravelry] Sinister Catdigan by Marna Gilligan of An Caitín Beag [Ravelry] Yarny Bits & Bobs: KCACY merch Support and follow us:
    Instagram Etsy Our Website Buy KCACY merch Buy us a Ko-fi Theme music: Carpe Diem Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

    • 49 min
    Episode 68: I'm not afraid of a little frog

    Episode 68: I'm not afraid of a little frog

    We're getting a hang of this video thing! Alyson and Vivian are taking it turns with the crafty content. It's all WIPs for Vivian and all FOs for Alyson! Plus Alyson shares some other yarny things she's been working on (pssst... it's really cool merch).
    Full show notes with photos
    Links to things we mention:
    Buzzfeed Quiz #08 Open Cardigan by Yoko Hatta [Ravelry] Sinister Catdigan by Marna Gilligan of An Caitín Beag [Ravelry] Lovely Linen Lace Top by Prima Magazine [Ravelry] Skreppa by Jennifer Shiels Toland of JST Knitwear Designs [Ravelry] Yarny Bits & Bobs: KCACY merch Support and follow us:
    Instagram Etsy Our Website Buy KCACY merch Buy us a Ko-fi Theme music: Carpe Diem Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

    • 31 min
    Episode 67: I'm really happy with it, I'm just not happy

    Episode 67: I'm really happy with it, I'm just not happy

    We're getting a hang of this video thing! Alyson and Vivian are taking it turns with the crafty content. It's all WIPs for Vivian and all FOs for Alyson! Plus Alyson shares some other yarny things she's been working on (pssst... it's really cool merch).
    Full show notes with photos
    Links to things we mention:
    Buzzfeed Quiz Just Float by Stephanie Lotven of Tellybean Knits [Ravelry] Sinister Catdigan by Marna Gilligan of An Caitín Beag [Ravelry] Skreppa by Jennifer Shiels Toland of JSTDesigns [Ravelry] Distant Star by Kat Goldin of The Crochet Project [Ravelry] Find Your Fade by Andrea Mowry of Drea Renee Knits [Ravelry] Yarny Bits & Bobs: Cake& Ball& Hank& Skein T-shirt Shop Talk: Pearl and Plum Etsy shop Support and follow us:
    Instagram Etsy Our Website Buy KCACY merch Buy us a Ko-fi Theme music: Carpe Diem Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

    • 36 min
    Episode 66: In my head I was thinking oxen

    Episode 66: In my head I was thinking oxen

    This is another video episode (you can see our faces). Check out our YouTube channel if you're interested in watching along, or listen to the audio only version on your favorite podcasting app. There's some old standbys in our WIPS, two fingering weight, colorwork sweaters for Vivian (no surprises there), and Alyson's Tunisian shawl from The Crochet Project. Which means insightful listeners/viewers will know Vivian has a big, colorful FO!
    Quiz: https://bzfd.it/3hERX8O
    Just Float: https://bit.ly/2SHfmvz
    Sinister Catdigan: https://bzfd.it/2TgPo1p
    Distant Star shawl: https://bit.ly/38NsVzY
    C2C Christmas Afghan: https://bit.ly/2PKqaFB
    Find Your Fade: https://bit.ly/2WyTqnp
    Alyson's website: http://alysonchu.com
    INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/kcacypodcast
    ETSY: http://pearlandplum.etsy.com
    WEBSITE: http://kcacypodcast.wordpress.com
    RAVELRY: http://bit.ly/2mirMdK
    Support the show: http://ko-fi.com/kcacypodcast
    Theme music: Carpe Diem Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License https://bit.ly/1b8Hyff 

    • 37 min

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jillybeantea ,

My Favourite Podcast

Absolutely the best podcast ever! Vivian and Alyson you are so funny that I always am smiling listening. Thank you for sharing your adventures with yarn, knitting, crocheting and those buzzfeed quizzes! :)

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