Keep Calm and Carry Yarn: A Knitting and Crochet Podcast
By 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 New Hampshire, USA (Vivian), fangirling over TV shows we love, and other everyday pursuits.
||CleanEpisode 29: Pure Sass, Baby!||Alyson and Vivian are still working on sweaters as well as started some new projects!||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28: The One Where We Forget Words||Alyson and Vivian are both working on one-pointers for the KALCAL, but that means FOs!||6/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27: Cat Cameo||Alyson and Vivian are both making progress on their sweaters, plus we hear from @creative.explorer in the mailbag||6/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26: I'm Not Good At Counting||KALCAL 2018 is announced as well as a new segment, the Mailbag. We want to hear from you!||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25: Camping in a Garbage Dump||This one is full of lots of familiar projects, both WIPs and FOs.||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24: Wing, Wang, Wung||Alyson and Vivian are both talking about short rows this week- one is liking them more than the other||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23: Where's This Story Going?||Alyson and Vivian have the post-EYF blues, but they both have lots of projects to talk about||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22: The One at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival||We're chatting all about our time at EYF- what yarn we bought, who we met, plus special guests Caithness Crafts and Crochetcakes||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: The One in New Hampshire||Alyson and Vivian are together in New Hampshire for this one!||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: Call Me, Beep Me||Alyson has finally made more progress on her blanket and Vivian is designing her own hats||2/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: It's Our One Year Podiversary||We're both on a roll with our Ultra Violet KCAL projects and Vivian finished knitting her Maxfield Cardigan!||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: A London Reunion||Alyson and Vivian are together in London with a special video episode||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: It's Just An Angry Eggplant||Rules for the Ultra Violet KCAL announced, plus other KCALs Vivian and Alyson are participating in||1/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: He Splootered A Gubfu O Glaur||Vivian has made A LOT of hats, we disparage our wide feet, and learn a bit of Scots||12/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: I Like My Princes Extra Lumpy||Vivian finished her gorgeous Winterly Sweater and shares her thoughts on fudging patterns.||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: It's a Cult!||Alyson has two own design FOs and we chat about the Outlander reunion episode||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Hitting the Hair Thread||Alyson is excited about her Hawaiian pineapple cushion, Vivian has exciting Shanghai plans, and we have an even more exciting EYF announcement!||10/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Which crotch did YOU pick?||Alyson is working on some own designs and Vivian discovered a lovely sweater pattern.||10/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: It's not a typo, It's French||Vivian has been productive hat making, and Alyson has mostly been in Hawaii||9/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: The Final KALCAL Countdown||The KALCAL is over so we're drawing prizes! Plus we have lots of projects to share.||8/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: If I Knit Fast Enough, Does It Count As Aerobics?||Alyson has 2 new WIPS, and Vivian had some fantasy knitting||7/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: I Feel Like a Celebrity||Vivian and Alyson have both finished sweaters, and Vivian was recognized by a listener!||6/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: An Army of Frogs||The KALCAL continues with Team Crochet in the lead and Vivian had a lot of frogging to do.||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: I Have a Normal Sized Head!||Team Knitting is leading the KALCAL and Alyson is making a crochet sweater||5/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Do You Have Any Peppermint Breath Mints?||Our KALCAL begins! Plus Vivian is going to be at the NH Sheep and Wool Festival.||5/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Attack of the Frankencowl!||Vivian's Tunisian crochet experience wasn't great, Alyson is loving the #HOBCAL, and we have our own KAL/CAL!||4/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Yarny Adventures||Alyson went to the Edinburgh Yarn Festival and Vivian went on the Knit North Yarn Crawl!||4/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Babblecast||This week Vivian is in love with fingering weight sweaters and Alyson has moved to Edinburgh!||3/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: I'm the Queen||The very first episode of KCACY with mother-daughter hosts Vivian (a knitter) and Alyson (a crocheter)||2/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 0: A New Knitting and Crocheting Show||--||2/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Such a great cast
I love this podcast. The interactions and flow have grown since they started. I love hearing the difference between crochet and knitting.
I’d listen if they were discussing fractals....
I am a hardcore podcast listener; most of my favorites are about books and reading, politics or the arts. Although I occasionally get attached to a podcaster, my deep love has always been for content, format and smarts.
Until now. The kcacy content and format are great (I’ve learned a lot), and these women are both very smart, but what makes me do a little happy dance when a new episode drops is that I love listening to them talk to each other. About pretty much anything. I’d listen to them talk fractals, or soil amendment or the history of log skidding.
I miss my mom, with whom I was very close. She was a knitter who tried many times to teach me, and it turned out I was a crocheter. The easy affection between this mother and daughter reminds me of my mom in the best possible way. Plus they like Outlander as much as I do, and I’ve learned how to block FOs better, save my beloved old socks, and keep my stews moist.
Please don’t ever stop making this podcast.
Informative and funny
Love this podcast! This Mom and Daughter seem like best friends. They have interesting topics, cover the gamut of knitting and crochet, with a bit of sewing thrown in. They both have a great sense of humor, and regularly crack each other up, which in turn cracks me up. Keep up the good work - this is a podcast that I really look forward to!