78 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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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 76: Can a shawl be inside out?

    Episode 76: Can a shawl be inside out?

    It's the last episode of 2020! We're both feeling a little bit festive and excited to be chatting. Alyson has made some very solid progress on her 2020 Mood scarf and Vivian has started another gorgeous Sagitta shawl. And we both have FOs of our designs to share. Alyson can finally talk about her first ever magazine commission; it's the George Street Jumper for Crochet Now. And Vivian designed a super cute colorwork hat pattern.
    Links to things we mention:
    Buzzfeed Quiz Comfort Zone Poncho by Espace Tricot [Ravelry] Paloma Sweater by Espace Tricot [Ravelry] Sagitta Shawl by Amanda Scheuzger [Ravelry] Blurred Lines Sweater by Deanne Ramsay [Ravelry] Craftsy continental knitting course Support and follow us:
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    • 44 min
    Episode 75: No frogs will touch this sweater

    Episode 75: No frogs will touch this sweater

    It's the last episode of 2020! We're both feeling a little bit festive and excited to be chatting. Alyson has made some very solid progress on her 2020 Mood scarf and Vivian has started another gorgeous Sagitta shawl. And we both have FOs of our designs to share. Alyson can finally talk about her first ever magazine commission; it's the George Street Jumper for Crochet Now. And Vivian designed a super cute colorwork hat pattern.
     
    Links to things we mention:
    Buzzfeed Quiz Strawberry Shortcake Top by Natalie McHayle [Ravelry] Aleï Wrap by Berangere Cailliau [Ravelry] Sagitta Shawl by Amanda Scheuzger [Ravelry] George Street Jumper by Alyson (in Crochet Now) Night Blooms Hat by Espace Tricot [Ravelry] Florence by A. Opie Designs [Ravelry] Hello Goodbye Hat by Vivian Just Float by Stephanie Lotven [Ravelry] Support and follow us:
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    Episode 74: You're the editor-in-chief

    Episode 74: You're the editor-in-chief

    Happy Thanksgiving to our American friends and listeners! We have a lot to talk about today. Vivian has started a new project and Alyson is making headway on her BIPOC MAL 2020 top. Vivian also has a couple FOs... including a sock fail story. If you're a long time listener, you might be able to guess what mistake she has made. And the big news, is that Alyson is launching a new crochet magazine! Hello, Ms. Editor-in-Chief!
    Links to things we mention:
    Buzzfeed Quiz Aleï Wrap by Berangere Cailliau [Ravelry] Korpii Placemats by Katrine Birkenwasser [Ravelry] Strawberry Shortcake Top by Natalie McHayle [Ravelry] Sock Tubes by Clayville Fiber Arts Arboreal Sweater by Jennifer Steingass [Ravelry] Moorit magazine / @mooritmag Support and follow us:
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    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
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    • 48 min
    Episode 73: Short and sweet

    Episode 73: Short and sweet

    Links to things we mention:
    Buzzfeed Quiz Blurred Lines Sweater by Deanne Ramsay [Ravelry] Strawberry Shortcake Top by Natalie McHayle [Ravelry] Aleï Wrap by Berangere Cailliau [Ravelry] Arboreal Sweater by Jennifer Steingass [Ravelry] Support and follow us:
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    ETSY: http://pearlandplum.etsy.com
    WEBSITE: http://kcacypodcast.wordpress.com
    Buy KCACY merch: https://teespring.com/stores/alyson-chu-designs
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    • 30 min
    Episode 72: Happy as a clam

    Episode 72: Happy as a clam

    Call it Fall or Autumn, it's here! We're both fans of the season, so we're celebrating with an autumnal quiz first up. Vivian is working away on her sweaters, plus she's cast on a new speckly WIP. Alyson's been a bit naughty and has nothing new to show, just project bags of secret things or things without progress– oops! But she is modelling a new T-shirt design!
    Links to things we mention:
    Buzzfeed Quiz Just Float Sweater by Stephanie Lotven [Ravelry]  Arboreal Sweater by Jennifer Steingass [Ravelry] Aleï Wrap by Berangere Cailliau [Ravelry] Treble Rebel T-shirt by Alyson Chu Cast On podcast with Brenda Dayne Pottercast Support and follow us:
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    ETSY: http://pearlandplum.etsy.com
    WEBSITE: http://kcacypodcast.wordpress.com
    Buy KCACY merch: https://teespring.com/stores/alyson-chu-designs
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    • 40 min
    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

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