If we know anything, it is that Vivian will make multiple versions of patterns she likes. Also our cats love a cameo. Vivian has finished her second pair of Fiddlehead Mittens (featuring a Sushi cat cameo). And she's working on her Wool and the Gang socks which are cool, but not going quite to plan.… Continue reading Episode 29: Pure Sass, Baby!
Slow but steady wins the race (maybe). Both Vivian and Alyson are taking that philosophy to heart, each with small projects underway for the KALCAL: hot water bottle cover for Alyson and dish towel for Vivian. In other news, Alyson is grumbling about both her tank top and her sweater, but don't worry she still… Continue reading Episode 28: The One Where We Forget Words
We have a great episode here. Alyson is making good progress on her Pleated Cardigan and Vivian finished her Bubbly Sweater. Yay for handmade sweaters! The KALCAL is just around the corner and we've released this year's new points system, including bonus points for complexity. The mailbag segment being officially kicked off by a lovely… Continue reading Episode 27: Cat Cameo
Hurrah! It's KALCAL season! We had so much fun last year that we've decided to make the KALCAL an annual event. If you participated last year, you know the drill, although we've made some tweaks to some of the rules. So read on for all the rules and info! What is a KALCAL? As in… Continue reading KALCAL 2018
The biggest news of the day is that the KALCAL will be happening again this summer! There will be slightly different rules, but the idea is the same. Will the knitters or the crocheters get more done?? Things will kick off on June 15th, so make sure to check out the Revelry group for more… Continue reading Episode 26: I’m Not Good at Counting
We haven't gotten quite as much knitting and crocheting as we would have liked. Vivian has been hanging about at home with 2 of 4 daughters and Alyson's has been ignoring everything except her current read, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante. But we're revisiting lots of projects you might already… Continue reading Episode 25: Camping in a Garbage Dump
Things to giggle about in this episode: Minions, husbands in craft stores, and sperm. As @lisa_raspberrycrochet pointed out, a common project theme this week is short rows. Vivian is having fun with short rows and Alyson is despairing over short rows. Expect many more short row hats in Vivian's future because she bought Woolly Wormhead's Elemental… Continue reading Episode 24: Wing, Wang, Wung
The Edinburgh Yarn Festival is over, but we're both riding the EYF high and knitting and crocheting up a storm. Vivian is making progress on her Bubbly sweater, and surprise, she's both finished a hat and started ANOTHER hat. We don't call her the hat goddess for nothing! Alyson is loving the Blurre shawl (crochet's… Continue reading Episode 23: Where’s This Story Going?
This one's a real doozy, folks! We're chatting all about the Edinburgh Yarn Festival in this episode. Of course, we have a lot of new yarn and goodies to show you, but it's not all acquisitions. We also have a few special guests making an appearance. Louise from Caithness Crafts, Clarisabeth of Crochetcakes, and Caroline… Continue reading Episode 22: The One at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival
We're together again, this time in New Hampshire for a short episode to kick off the month. Vivian has another "experiment" to show off, but Alyson is starting to insist that these aren't experiments, they're bonafide designs. This time it's a colorful infinity scarf. Alyson has finished her Wisteria Trellis shawl for the Blacker Yarns… Continue reading Episode 21: The One in New Hampshire