Woolful Podcast

Episode 67: Astrid Troland and Caroline Skadhauge – Scandinavian roots, partnership, au naturel and Biches & Bûches

September 16, 2016

 

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Sponsor: Tucked away into the heart of Leelanau County, where cherry trees, centennial farms and wine grapes meet the shores of Lake Michigan, is a knitter’s paradise and that place is Wool & Honey. 

Wool & Honey’s focus is on thoughtful companies who add their own stories to our little spot in the world–brands that highlight fibers that mirror the exquisite natural beauty of their area. Michigan fiber artists are paramount—and their selection of locally grown, dyed, spun yarns and fiber is unparalleled. The hive is the center of it all–it’s home. Home to bees of all ages and ability levels, each adding a bit of shine to a vibrant community. Every day, these tiny workers gather pollen–powdery bits of fluff–and with a little time and effort, transform it into gorgeous, golden nectar. How similar we knitters are to the bee! Taking nothing more than two sticks and a string, we create warmth and comfort, fabric to clothe and decorate our bodies.

On September 27th from 7-9pm, Stephen West will be spending an evening at Wool & Honey, sipping cocktails, trying on his huge collection of knitted samples and listening to Stephen share the Westknits story. This event is free and everyone is welcome, so make sure to mark your calendars so you don’t miss this special evening and the big giveaway of the night, a HUGE basket filled with Stephen’s favorite yarns. Make sure to visit woolandhoney.com for more info on this and another exciting event in October, when Jared Flood and Julie Hoover of Brooklyn Tweed visit. Join them for brunch, knitting and tricks and tips and end the evening with a cocktail party. Tickets go on sale this month, so make sure to join the Wool and Honey newsletter and follow along on Instagram @woolandhoney.

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Fiber folk: When I first happened upon the mother-daughter collaboration Biches & Bûches, I was starstruck. The nature inspired aesthetic and wholesome knits looked as if they had appeared out of one of my wooly dreams…or Pinterest boards and belonged in my wardrobe. But even better is the story behind this partnership, where they started and where they’re headed. Beginning with their Scandinavian roots, Astrid and Caroline have created something quite beautiful and moving…and I hope you’re as inspired as I. You can find Biches & Bûches at bichesetbuches.com and on Instagram at @bichesetbuches

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Sponsor: Montana Green Insulation is located in Malta, Montana and is a family run operation, by Thayne Mackey, his wife and two children. In 2009 Thayne and his family downsized their farm and started Brookside Woolen Mill where they create their wool insulation product. They run an organic wool processing operation, with high efficiency heating systems, solar water heaters, recycling and settling ponds for waste water, bio-degradable soaps and eco-friendly disposal systems for the vegetable wastes produced by sheep. Their woolen products include Montana Green Sheep Wool Insulation, Reclamation and Revegetation Mats, and Bio-wix wattles and booms for petroleum spills on land and in water. We used the wool insulation for our yurt platform and decided to do so because of the incredible properties of wool insulation and it’s R-value. I hope you’ll consider learning more about wool insulation and using it for your next building project. Find Montana Green Insulation at montanagreeninsulation.com and listen to Thayne’s fiber journey in episode 43

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Fall/Winter Woolful KnitalongIt’s been nearly a year since I’ve hosted a knit along and the Fall/Winter season seems the perfect time to start anew in some wooly pursuits. I’ve found the hardest thing with knitalongs is to keep up…the intention is there, but then life happens; work, deadlines, family, new projects…and you loose steam and often the project goes unfinished. So a yearly instead of quarterly knit along seems more fitting. We’ll still have relative dates set for prizes and such, but if it takes us the whole year, so be it. 

So beginning November 1st, let’s celebrate the cooler seasons with a Biches & Bûches inspired knitalong, casting on one of their patterns, kits or with one of their yarns. You choose how you’d like to join the knitalong and then we’ll get started. Visit bichesetbuches.com to be inspired and look for more details in an upcoming podcast and blog post. 

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Giveaway: The winner of last weeks giveaway is Beth Everson, you’ve won the Yarnicorn Cowl pattern and kit from Knit Collage. Congratulations!

This week’s giveaway is sponsored by Biches & Bûches and they’re giving away their newest project kit that’s yet to be released, their first Winter mittens kit. The winner will receive a kit in the color combination of their choice, which includes two balls of Biches & Bûches Petite yarn. To enter, leave a comment on this blog post.

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Music by Jónsi.

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232 Comments

  • Reply Erin Bennett September 16, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Oh what a wonderful newsletter! I am excited to join the KAL! Love all the info you wrote about! Thank you

    • Reply Shirley September 25, 2016 at 12:51 pm

      Truly enjoyable episode. Wonderful to learn about this company.

  • Reply Becca September 16, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    What lovely photos. They’re so dream like.

  • Reply Lynn September 16, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    I just love B&B’s website. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Sara Sands September 16, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    Great episode! Excited to join this years KAL!
    Your website content and podcast inspire and fill me with happiness! Thank You!

  • Reply Caroline September 16, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    Gorgeous! Love their stuff!

  • Reply Emmanuelle September 16, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    I love Biches et Bûches website and creations. I live in the same area in France, and it’s from a US blog I meet them…great !

  • Reply Cynthia September 16, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Been following Biches & Buches on Instagram and really like their patterns and yarn. So nice to hear their story!

  • Reply Noreen September 16, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    I have not participated in a knit a long because I don’t think I could meet the deadline but I like a longer deadline. Gorgeous yarn and kits

  • Reply Sara September 17, 2016 at 2:45 am

    Biches & Buches where totaly new to me, I really love their designs. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Laura September 17, 2016 at 4:06 am

    I can’t wait to listen to this episode, the photos are so enticing. Thanks!

  • Reply Katherin September 17, 2016 at 5:32 am

    Going to listen to this episode today while I knit (and, sadly, do a bit of cleaning …) Can’t wait … I wasn’t familiar with Biches & Buches and am so excited to hear more about them!

  • Reply Barb September 17, 2016 at 5:53 am

    Thank you for introducing me to Biches & Buches. Love the podcast.

  • Reply Karen Smith September 17, 2016 at 6:22 am

    Love the patterns and beautiful wool! Now following !

  • Reply Caryn Nabozny September 17, 2016 at 6:47 am

    Very beautiful, love the colors and the Mother and Daughter collaborative ! Thankyou for sharing

  • Reply Stephanie Bordeaux-Seeger September 17, 2016 at 6:55 am

    This was my first listen to the Woolful podcast. Thank you for sharing the story of the founding of Biches et Buches. Their story is so interesting!

  • Reply Julie September 17, 2016 at 7:09 am

    I would love to knit these mittens! Thanks again for your pod cast love it!

  • Reply Peggy Pennell September 17, 2016 at 8:11 am

    Wow, what a beautiful website to add to my bookmarks – thanks for the heads up!

  • Reply Sindy P September 17, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Every episode is amazing, but it is also nice to also hear a European fibre story!

  • Reply Shannon Yeaton September 17, 2016 at 10:42 am

    Lovely and inspiring as always, thank you! I have just started the episode, can’t wait to hear all of it.

  • Reply Rebecca September 17, 2016 at 10:58 am

    I loved listening to this podcast, and found the stories inspiring. I would also love to knit the mittens and try out their yarn. Thank you.

  • Reply Hannah September 17, 2016 at 11:28 am

    What a beautiful episode! I liked hearing about both of their knitting journeys and how Astrid incorporated the whole family into the business. I took a look at their shop and wow! All of the samples are so beautiful…. I would love to knit one of them some day 🙂

  • Reply Ali September 17, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    I always love listening to the Woolful podcast, and I especially enjoyed this one! Beautiful, beautiful shop, and I loved hearing about this mother and daughter team.

  • Reply Lena September 17, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    I live in Hamburg, Germany and Denmark is just round the corner. We öfter go there for holidays or weekends. How lovely to hear a Danish-Fench Fiber Story – I feel very inspired!

  • Reply Rain September 17, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Oh it would be lovely to win! thank you 🙂

  • Reply Margaret September 17, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    I first discovered Biches et Buches because of Kathy Cadigan’s instagram pic of her swatch of a sweater design and kit of theirs. And immediately fell in love. A kit from their shop is still on my wish list. Thanks for doing a podcast with them — now I know more about them and their history.

  • Reply Heather Mitchell September 17, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    I love learning about new places to shop for wool, and especially the stories that go along with them! I’d love to try Biches&Buches new mittens!

  • Reply Kathy September 17, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    A very interesting podcast, thanks.

  • Reply Sarah Beth September 17, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    Lovely!

  • Reply Heike Staroste September 17, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    I’ve never heard of Biches & Buches before, so it’s very interesting. Thank you.
    HeiM

  • Reply Erin September 18, 2016 at 12:12 am

    Listening to this episode and happy knitting while my kiddos nap. Perfect afternoon!

  • Reply Lulya September 18, 2016 at 1:03 am

    I follow them on instagram and I’m so happy to see that’s a French Company !

  • Reply Debra Sewell September 18, 2016 at 7:17 am

    So fun to hear Astrid and Caroline’s story!

  • Reply olivia September 18, 2016 at 10:56 am

    I have always wanted to try their yarn! great giveaway!

  • Reply Judy N September 18, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Their yarn sounds very intriguing (rustic and soft) and the patterns look very interesting. Enjoyed this podcast episode.

  • Reply Kim September 18, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    I loved listening to this!

  • Reply allison September 18, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Such an interesting conversation in the podcast this week! It kept me good company this afternoon. I loved hearing about their experiences in Denmark and France, and I’d love to knit some mittens in their yarn.

  • Reply Morgan September 18, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    The pictures to go with this podcast are gorgeous and inspiring. Can’t wait to listen to this one!

  • Reply Annette September 18, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    Lovely episode!!!
    I live in Leelanau county, Wool & Honey here I come!

  • Reply Noelle Jenkins September 18, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    I love finding new shops and designers

  • Reply Kristina September 18, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    Wool and Honey is one of my favorite yarn shops! Great place. Loved learning about B&B, too. Just gorgeous!

  • Reply Nicole September 18, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Another great episode! I love how you help us discover new designers beyond our borders! Now I’m off to check out the Biches & Buches website, and dream of a new project for your KAL.

  • Reply Francesca September 19, 2016 at 12:13 am

    Thank you for another interesting episode. I love the variety of people and companies you find on your podcast journey. I am very curious about the first shawl that inspired Caroline to start knitting herself, which was it? I love the idea of this KAL, now off to their site to look for inspiration 🙂

  • Reply Saskia de Feijter September 19, 2016 at 1:04 am

    As a yarn shop owner I love to learn about ‘new’ brands and makers that are following a similar path. I am very curious about the yarn these talented ladies make. They’ve already caputured my interest with their designs and esthetics. Great interview. Thank you for sharing!

  • Reply Ellie Kolodzieski September 19, 2016 at 7:16 am

    Great episode! I love the generations of mother-daughter intertwining into a beautiful business. I am also looking forward to your KAL! (and so happy that you have given it us a good amount of time to complete!) Cheers!

  • Reply Danielley September 19, 2016 at 8:07 am

    How beautiful!! The pictures and yarn! Now I have to go knit a few rows, right away!!

  • Reply Nikki Solomon September 19, 2016 at 8:57 am

    Oh, I just love what they are creating and hearing about their story! I ordered a sweater kit a few weeks back, I will save it for the KAL!!

  • Reply Meagan September 19, 2016 at 9:12 am

    A nice story, I love the idea of Mom and daughter working together.

  • Reply Rian September 19, 2016 at 9:41 am

    So excited to listen!!

  • Reply Sharon September 19, 2016 at 9:45 am

    Enjoyed your podcast and look forward to your knit along!

  • Reply hayley September 19, 2016 at 10:35 am

    i LOVE everything biches et buches do and the mother-daughter collaboration is just so sweet and inspiring. i’m glad you set a long timeline for the KAL as while i’m desperate to purchase one of their kits (i’ve never wanted a shawl so much!) i have too many projects planned or on the go to commit right now (…traditional gansey promised to my boyfriend six months ago!). thank you SO MUCH ashley for making my otherwise unpleasant london commute bearable xx

  • Reply yasmin September 19, 2016 at 11:43 am

    So great to learn about a new to me yarn company! I agree with them, I always prefer to knit with wool 🙂

  • Reply Doreen MacL September 19, 2016 at 11:50 am

    As always, such interesting guests and their stories. Thank you! ( off to look at B&B website right now)

  • Reply Cathy B September 19, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    Would love to have some of the Petite Kashmir!

  • Reply Leanne September 19, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    Love all the photos. Looks like heaven!! Thank you for the chance to win.

  • Reply Maureen Johnson September 19, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    So nice to learn more about this company. Their aesthetic is perfect, forward thinking and classic .

  • Reply Naomi September 19, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    As always, so interesting to learn about more wonderful fiber folk.

  • Reply Annette L September 19, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    Always glad to see new sources of yarn and new inspiration!

  • Reply Nancy September 19, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Once again a great podcast. Thank you.

  • Reply Sophie September 20, 2016 at 2:29 am

    I discovered by chance Biches et Bûches a few weeks back on if and was very interested, even more so as their atelier is in Burgundy not far from my home! I had almost forgotten about then and then you interview them! Very interested in trying their kit and meeting them!

  • Reply Janet September 20, 2016 at 4:49 am

    What a great interview. So inspiring!

  • Reply Anya September 20, 2016 at 6:55 am

    What a marvelous company! So enjoyed listening to the interview and look forward to following along as their journey continues. Very best wishes! <3

  • Reply hd September 20, 2016 at 7:30 am

    Love this episode and the idea of a year-long KAL. Thanks!

  • Reply Anne September 20, 2016 at 7:32 am

    As always, I loved listening to this podcast and would love to try Biches & Buches!

  • Reply Nicole Hoffman September 20, 2016 at 7:46 am

    Loving catching up on this podcast after having my first little one!

  • Reply Victoria September 20, 2016 at 8:55 am

    I always look forward to your podcasts. Thank you for sharing these beautiful stories as they inspire me to dig deeper, find my roots, and connect with my surroundings. I’ll be sure to check out their gorgeous yarns!

  • Reply kezia Tenenbaum September 20, 2016 at 9:31 am

    I love hearing what’s happening across the pond…thanks for another great episode!

  • Reply Allison Fritz September 20, 2016 at 10:07 am

    I have just found your podcast! I am absolutely thrilled with the content. It is so wonderful to listen to on my long walks with Pearl my dog!

  • Reply Lynda Thompson September 20, 2016 at 11:11 am

    Another new to me fibre company,I shall enjoy following them on instagram, what lovely photography.

  • Reply Sue Adair September 20, 2016 at 11:44 am

    I loved the podcast! I am looking forward to the KAL, too. I have a question about the sizing on their Website. I couldn’t figure out the conversion from cm to inches for the sweater sizes. For example, the size M chest size is 50 cm, which translates to a little over 19 inches. Do they mean X2? So about 40 inches? I’d love to make the No. 7 sweater. Thanks so much for any help.

    • Reply Ashley September 21, 2016 at 9:04 am

      Most european sizes are measured flat, so 19in is across the front, so double that and it’s about 40in. Hope that helps and can’t wait to see your #7!

    • Reply Caroline from Biches & Bûches September 21, 2016 at 1:58 pm

      Hi Sue! We are so happy that you loved the podcast and are so excited you wanna take part in the knitalong! Ashley is perfectly right, sorry it wasn’t clear enough, we will add as soon as possible on the website.
      xx Caroline

  • Reply Cristin September 20, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    Their aesthetic is so beautiful! I want to make so many of the Biches et Buches patterns!

  • Reply Elaine September 20, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    What a gorgeous website. Thanks!!

  • Reply Sandra September 20, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    How is it that every podcast is my favorite?!? Thank you for sharing the story of this amazing company. I’m Norwegian and I love their asthetic : ) I’m excited about the knitalong too. I could gush & gush but my yarn is waiting!!!
    Happy Knitting!

  • Reply Claire September 20, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Looking forward to listening on my commute this week

  • Reply Elizabeth September 20, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    dreamy dreamy dreamy! A truly scrumptious Scandinavian sensory delight. I hope everyone has seen the 4 hour, Norwegian knitting night on Netflix. dreamy dreamy dreamy…

  • Reply Karen Grauman September 20, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    I’m focusing on your advertisement! So wish I were in northern MI now, to meet Stephen West! Wool and Honey is such a lovely shop.

  • Reply Bri September 20, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    Love their story! Small, unique companies in the knitting community bring so much joy and culture. Thus, I’m excited to join this KAL (it will be my first)!

  • Reply Marina September 20, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    What an inspiring podcast! Thank you for sharing!

  • Reply C.J. Lopez September 21, 2016 at 2:32 am

    What an inspiring story about Biches et Bûches as an “etranger” in France myself and started knitting only here. I just love the soft and natural look of their yarn and designs. I’d love to try their kit!
    Thanks!

  • Reply Orsi September 21, 2016 at 3:45 am

    I love your podcast! It’s so inspiring to learn about all the lovely fiber world life stories, and to discover these wonderfully talented creative people. Thank you so much!

  • Reply Siena Ellingson September 21, 2016 at 6:54 am

    Loved learning about such a cool Scandinavian company!

  • Reply Natalie September 21, 2016 at 8:00 am

    Oh, these knits are dreamy! Crossing my fingers, as always. Maybe I’ll even join the knitalong! #goals

    Natalie
    @oystersandpearls
    @maidensouth

  • Reply Jennifer Hochscheidt September 21, 2016 at 8:57 am

    Just discovered your lovely site and podcast. I am so looking forward to going through the podcast archives.

  • Reply Jennifer September 21, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Lovely podcast. I noticed there aren’t currently any mitten kits on their website, so would love to win the kit!

  • Reply asteride September 21, 2016 at 9:36 am

    Great episode, thank you. The Kal looks intriguing….

  • Reply Mathurinr September 21, 2016 at 10:11 am

    So nice to hear biche et buches team! And yes France is not so “chic” :-). Have a good week !

  • Reply Sacha September 21, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Great episode! Loved hearing a little more about the people and stories behind these small businesses

  • Reply Mandy September 21, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    Great episode, excited for the KAL!

  • Reply Jaime September 21, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    This Biches et Buches episode has been one of my favorite so far! It left me really appreciating the process of knitting and hopefully I can embrace some of those mistakes 🙂 They also have the most beautiful website of all time.

  • Reply Arianne September 21, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    I’d love to try their kit. Great episode.

  • Reply Stephanie Shoemaker September 21, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Truly one of my favorites! Love the mother/daughter interaction. Beautiful style and ever more beautiful year and design.

  • Reply Lisa R September 21, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    Love hearing the stories on your podcast, especially when someone is new to me as Biches et Buches is. I’m looking forward to getting to know their yarns!

  • Reply Hannah September 21, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    What a sweet mother daughter combo. I grew up in America but my parents are both British, so I could totally relate to Caroline’s connection to the country where her parents are from and it being such a large part of her identity.

  • Reply Dee September 22, 2016 at 3:01 am

    Adorable stories and I went to their website to see what is all about. wow. thanks again for bringing these new things to the fore.

  • Reply Leah C September 22, 2016 at 5:20 am

    After taking a podcast break for several months, I have so enjoyed catching up. You are doing a wonderful job!

  • Reply Laurel September 22, 2016 at 8:01 am

    Great podcast. Hoping to join the kal.

  • Reply Edith September 22, 2016 at 11:03 am

    How I love and appreciate your podcast, Ashley. This episode once more inspired and grounded me in this life-giving craft so many of us are hooked on!

  • Reply Melissa Orellana September 22, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    Great episode! I’ve been following Biches et Buches on instagram and am in love with their patterns and aesthetic. So glad you featured them in a full episode.

  • Reply Stephanie September 22, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    Great episode & beautiful pictures! Thanks for the wonderful interviews and the chance to win :).

  • Reply Amy September 22, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    Thanks for the great podcast!

  • Reply Jacob September 22, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    I would love to knit these mittens!

  • Reply Sara September 22, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    What a great podcast this week! Thank you!

  • Reply Christine A Moran September 23, 2016 at 4:26 am

    What a lovely podcast! I’m inspired!

  • Reply Cheryl Morrison September 23, 2016 at 5:37 am

    Wonderful podcast. Thanks for introducing us to Biches & Buches! I love hearing folks stories and learning about this community. Thank you for expanding my world and allowing us to all feel connected- even as we are seemingly alone- nestled in at our homes, knitting and creating our lives. Your podcast helps knit us altogether.

  • Reply Susan Seward September 23, 2016 at 6:35 am

    Thank you for the sweet episode! I loved learning of their journey and the mother-daughters bit is just magical!!

  • Reply LAURA September 23, 2016 at 7:56 am

    I just discovered the Biches et Buches website last week. Enjoyed hearing their story.

  • Reply Caitlyn September 23, 2016 at 8:44 am

    Astrid and Caroline have such a wonderful relationship, you can tell how much they love each other and the time they spend working together. Their patterns are beautiful too! Great podcast this week, thank you!

  • Reply Hannah September 23, 2016 at 9:17 am

    What an interesting interview… I love Astrid and Caroline’s design aesthetic, and their website is absolutely gorgeous.

  • Reply Kristin September 23, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Great episode, as always! Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Reply Bowen Gibson September 23, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    Loved learning about a new designer to check out!

  • Reply Heather M September 23, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    I just found your podcast and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed it! Listening to Astrid and Caroline speak of how they found knitting brought joy to my heart and I felt a connection right away. Thank you for providing this giveaway and now I am wishing I lived much further north to take advantage of all my knitwear.
    @oshngrl on Ravelry and IG

  • Reply Linda Gesling September 24, 2016 at 6:52 am

    Very interesting episode. The yarn looks lovely.

  • Reply Katie McKenzie September 24, 2016 at 8:33 am

    Thank you for this week’s podcast! Definitely the highlight of my my week. I enjoyed learning about Biches et Buches, lovely yarn.

  • Reply Christie Frank September 24, 2016 at 10:34 am

    I love hearing about the creative process involved in creating a business, as well as the process of creating knitted pieces. The Scandinavian esthetic is especially attractive – I feel so drawn to the airiness of the Biches et Buches pieces, so lofty and soft but with colors that anchor it all to earth. I can’t wait to see what the mitten batten looks like!

  • Reply Karen Budnick September 24, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Love your podcast and these knits are so gorgeous. Thanks for the give-away!

  • Reply Stefanie September 25, 2016 at 3:37 am

    Enjoyed this episode. I am
    Excited to go look At their website.

  • Reply Erica September 25, 2016 at 7:18 am

    Thank you for introducing me to Biches & Buches. Their sweater kits are all so beautiful. Would definitely love to join in KAL.

  • Reply Julia September 25, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    Beautiful yarn! Thanks!
    Juliaknit on Ravelry

  • Reply Rachel Palfini September 25, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    I’ve never participated in a knit-a-long before, but think I will after hearing their story!

  • Reply Tracy September 25, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    Thank you for sharing Biches & Buches and giving us the chance to win some of their lovely things

  • Reply Maaike September 26, 2016 at 1:34 am

    Love the episode and work of Biches & Buches. Would like to participate in the give away.
    Thank you for this podcast!

  • Reply michelle September 26, 2016 at 2:42 am

    I hadn’t heard of Biches et Buches before–so glad to know about them now. I went on their website (which is beautiful) and love the look of their yarn and designs

  • Reply Julia September 26, 2016 at 3:20 am

    I absolutely love the designs of Biches et Buches! Thank you for this sweet episode!

  • Reply Olga September 26, 2016 at 4:23 am

    Enjoyed hearing the story of Biches et Buches, and yay I love that name, it’s totally addictive to pronounce! It would be great to try their yarn!

  • Reply Meg September 26, 2016 at 8:19 am

    Thank you for introducing this wonderful company- I love the mother daughter dynamic and the thoughtfullness they put in to their designs

  • Reply Susan September 26, 2016 at 9:26 am

    Fall temperatures have arrived in southern Ontario, and I need a new pair of mittens, so I’d love to win this week’s prize! Another great podcast — love the international scope of the interviews! A map showing the locations of all the podcast interviewees would be interesting at this point.

  • Reply Elizabeth September 26, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Lovely and sweet episode. Thank you!

  • Reply Susan September 26, 2016 at 11:43 am

    Loved this podcast and would love to try their kit!

  • Reply genevieve montoya September 26, 2016 at 11:48 am

    I love your blog and what you are doing here. As a woman finding my own way in creativity it is so inspiring to be able to listen to the journeys of others, which are never a straight line!!

  • Reply Mariyana September 26, 2016 at 11:49 am

    Absolutely beutiful yarn! Definatly want to order some in the future.

  • Reply Francesca Tye September 26, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Wow, thank you for introducing me to this beautiful story of Biches et Buches . As a European myself its so inspiring to hear the stories of others close to home. I loved what Caroline said about mistakes, also I just love saying Biches et Buches!

  • Reply Kate September 26, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Love those mittens!

  • Reply Megan September 26, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    What dreamy photos! I can’t wait to listen to this podcast!

  • Reply Jocelyn September 26, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    Wow! I absolutely love B&B’s esthetic. Another great episode, Ashley!

  • Reply Lori September 26, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    love love love, love. and oh boy would I live to make these mittens! xxx

  • Reply Marilla September 26, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    The mitten kit looks like it would be such fun to knit! I also love the idea of a yearlong kal. Iplan to join in.

  • Reply Lori September 26, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    oops. love to make the mittens 🙂

  • Reply Gerri September 26, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    So enjoyed this episode! I always do! I love their style, too! The color choices are right up my alley!
    Keep doing what you’re doing, Asheley; it is truly inspiring!
    Enjoy your fall…praying for a wonderful delivery and a healthy babe!
    Gerri

  • Reply Cristina September 26, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    Beautiful mittens and a perfect season and weather upon us to knit them in.

  • Reply Jen September 26, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    What a lovely podcast episode. I love the mother daughter collaboration as well as the cross cultural mix that they bring to their design process.

  • Reply Lyra Leigh September 26, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Such cute stuff! Thanks for sharing such fun fiber stories!

  • Reply Marsha Perry September 26, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    These mittens are so beautiful. And the yarn so perfect. Thanks for your hard work on these podcasts, they are so satisfying to listen to!

  • Reply Jo September 26, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    Yet another wonderful podcast from you! Thanks for always introducing me to new fibre folk, and making me feel less alone in my passion for woolly goodness! x

  • Reply Clare September 26, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    I dont normally comment on the blog, despite being a regular listener, but I ADORED this episode. By the end, I felt so inspired to knit! I’m so pleased you introduced me to this beautiful company. Thank you! I shall be buying a kit asap!

  • Reply Kathryn September 26, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    These look beautiful!

  • Reply Leslie September 26, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Another wonderful podcast episode! Loved Astrid and Caroline’s accents. Lovely designs.

  • Reply corie pullman September 26, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    loved this episode! ( like all the others!) very inspiring! gorgeous pics too!

  • Reply Linda T September 26, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    … I think it’s time to cast on my first-ever mittens (something I’ve aleays been afraid of) – thanks for the inspiration!

  • Reply Barbara Cerri September 26, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    What a lovely gift, brilliant!!!!!

  • Reply Linda September 26, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    I was thrilled to learn about this mother and daughter team. Great interview!

  • Reply Mary Lewis Tims September 26, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    What beautiful yarn!!! Love your blog too!

  • Reply Maggie Pascoe September 26, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    Thank you so much for introducing me to another great design/maker in this community. I love their aesthetic and can’t wait to try out one of the patterns! It was also encouraging to hear Caroline had only been knitting 1+ years as I am a fairly new knitter too! Keep up the good work! xox

  • Reply Deborah Jones September 26, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing…

  • Reply Kristina Thomas September 26, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    I treasure your dedication to making the wide world of fiber close and cozy and intimate. Thank you. I’ve long wanted to know more about B and B; now I do, along with two other wonders.

  • Reply Jeanne September 26, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    I so enjoyed this episode. What a great story and I love their designs.

    Thank you for the podcasts. They are always interesting and inspiring.

  • Reply Brittany Hundman September 26, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    I love this episode! It reminds my of my fiber journey with my mother. These recent podcasts have gotten me through some pretty hectic international travel and it is always relaxing to hear other fiber folks journeys while working on my own.

  • Reply Natasha Keller September 26, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    I am so happy to have learned about this company – I agree that they are what wooly dreams are made of!

  • Reply Fran September 26, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Such a heartwarming story, had me feeling so “hyggelig” as I was listening! I especially loved hearing about the origins of their sweet name! As always, thank you so much for sharing & your fabulous podcast!

  • Reply Knittyship September 26, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    Thanks for sharing this company and their beautiful art with us. Those mittens look like such an addictive knit!

  • Reply Emma Treleaven September 26, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    What a wonderful episode, and what wonderful mittens! Its so rare to find a kit that beautiful.

  • Reply Mary September 27, 2016 at 3:16 am

    So glad to have discovered your podcast – thank you. Those are beautiful mittens.

  • Reply Rose Young September 27, 2016 at 4:47 am

    What fun it would be to win this givaway! Mittens were the first thing I knit when I was first taught to knit as a child.

  • Reply Rebecca September 27, 2016 at 5:46 am

    These mittens are lovely. Thanks!

  • Reply Erin September 27, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Oooo, pretty yarns!

  • Reply Jessica F September 27, 2016 at 10:57 am

    I’m not even sure what drew me to Biches and Bûches on IG but love hearing the voices behind the company. It reminds you that they’re actual people not just a business. I’ve been hoping that the local yarn shops start carrying some yarns from across the pond but I’ll have to keep hoping .

  • Reply Shari H (irishpogue on IG) September 27, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Such beauty; simplified; wondrous.

  • Reply Loretta September 27, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    I’m loving the beautiful simplicity of these designs and yarn! Such a fun listen.

  • Reply Angela Digmann September 28, 2016 at 6:24 am

    Beautiful! I love coming to your website to see the photos of the week’s interviewees.

  • Reply Juliet September 28, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Another beautiful interview! Thank you for introducing me to Biches et Buches–their designs are stunning!

  • Reply Jane September 28, 2016 at 10:04 am

    I had never heard of B et B, but I’m certainly going to follow them now. It was a wonderful interview.

  • Reply samantha spigos September 29, 2016 at 7:52 am

    As a goat farmer in Vermont who recently began knitting, my fascination with fiber grows ever stronger. I hope to meet you someday in the future and connect about farming / fiber / parenting (to be clear, I’m not a mama yet, just highly interested in how to farm and raise babies). Thank you for this post!

  • Reply Ellen September 29, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Beautiful episode and a beautiful business!

  • Reply Campmackenzie September 29, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    What a joyful, light- filled episode. I loved listening to it and just…wow.

  • Reply Ita September 30, 2016 at 7:02 am

    What a lovely Danish episode! I loved how they complement each other, it’s like the mother and daughter are thinking on the same lines 🙂

  • Reply Neza October 1, 2016 at 5:29 am

    This episode was lovely to listen to. Great to hear about European companies, thank you Ashley.

  • Reply Cindi Brown October 1, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Beautiful yarn colors. Enjoyed the story.

  • Reply Laurie October 1, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Oh, that was a wonderful, soothing interview to listen to. And the yarns are so lovely. Thanks for all of that.

  • Reply Keya October 2, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    This episode was the first time that I’ve listened to the Woolful podcast, and I really enjoyed it! The interview was totally captivating, and I enjoyed learning about this new design team, so thanks!

  • Reply Laura Pengra October 3, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    I discovered Woolful a few weeks ago and have enjoyed listening to the podcasts from the very beginning. I am learning so much from them, which inspires me to learn more & spend more time doing what I love: knitting! Thank you so much!

  • Reply Erin J October 4, 2016 at 7:01 am

    What a lovely interview! Thank you for introducing me to Biches et Buches. I love their design esthetic and will be ordering a kit someday!

  • Reply Suzanne October 6, 2016 at 4:36 am

    I am so glad I have had the chance to listen to your podcast. I really enjoyed the conversation with these lovely ladies and I wish I could sit and knit with them and you as well. The podcast is the closest thing, right?

  • Reply Marina October 6, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Such a great episode! Love everything Scandinavian as I am from the Northern Europe myself 🙂

  • Reply Becca October 6, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    Yay ~ lovely pattern & post! xo

  • Reply Alicia October 6, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    What a gorgeous kit!

  • Reply Meg Lehinger October 6, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    I love their style! It would be so fun to win this mitten kit

  • Reply Hannah Torres October 6, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    I love your podcast!! That’s such a lovely kit especially with the holidays and the cold coming up.

  • Reply Jamie Maccarthy October 6, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    Thanks for introducing me to another great brand! Those mittens are dreamy.

  • Reply Brittany October 6, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    Their stuff is stunning!! Thank you for expose me to them.

  • Reply Armenuhi October 6, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    Absolutely love your podcast! I look forward to my runs just so I can listen to an episode!

  • Reply Erin S October 6, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    So excited about cooler weather and more mittens!

  • Reply Christine October 6, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    Your podcasts are enjoyable and relaxing to listen to.

  • Reply Skye October 6, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    What a wonderful episode. I’m so drawn to their designs and colors. Thank you for exposing me, Ashley! It’s always wonderful to find new inspiration!

  • Reply Erin October 6, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    What a lovely episode! I really enjoyed seeing Caroline’s insta post with “the shawl” this week. Gave it even more life!

  • Reply Andrea October 6, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Love hearing this story, so interesting how people transition into the fiber world.

  • Reply Sonja Loyd October 6, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Beautiful mitts.I would live to win this kit.I have made a couple pairs but none for my self.
    Wool and honey has some scrumptious yarns.
    Thank you for another podcast and giveaway

  • Reply Jennifer D October 6, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Very interesting interview. Love their aesthetic

  • Reply Kat October 6, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Lovely story and kit! Thank you for generous giveaway too.

  • Reply pistachios October 6, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    Thank you for finding these wonderful people episode after episode!

  • Reply orlane October 7, 2016 at 2:54 am

    oh, can’t wait this KAL. I’m a fan of B&B universerve for so long ! thanks for this episode 🙂

  • Reply Elflyn October 7, 2016 at 3:19 am

    Such beautiful yarns and designs.
    Thank you for sharing.

  • Reply Sabina Du Rietz October 7, 2016 at 3:28 am

    Thanks for interviewing Biches et Buches, loved knowing a little more about them. Hereby signing up for the give away 🙂

  • Reply Mette October 7, 2016 at 3:29 am

    Love the yarn and design.

  • Reply Emilie October 7, 2016 at 3:57 am

    Bonjour,

    J’aime beaucoup l’authenticité de vos laines et leur côté “rustique”.
    Vous avez en plus plein de couleurs variées qui sont très sympathique car peu vues.
    Je tente ma chance pour le concours!
    Bonne continuation dans tous vos projets!
    IG : emyd03

  • Reply Jessie October 7, 2016 at 4:03 am

    Oh my, so beautiful always! And I wish I had time for another knitting though!

  • Reply Beth S October 7, 2016 at 4:15 am

    Looking forward to listening to this podcast! Love this company and thank you for the chance to win this kit!

  • Reply Ding October 7, 2016 at 5:12 am

    Wonderful photos, podcast and story! I’ve been loving everything I’ve seen from b&b, such a practical but rustic and cleverly designed aesthetic!

  • Reply Jane October 7, 2016 at 5:34 am

    What a joy. A great episode and the colours and design of these mittens are just the bee’s knees. Thank you for sharing.

  • Reply Megan Lynch October 7, 2016 at 5:44 am

    Biches & Buches is AMAZING! Their whole brand/aesthetic is absolutely stunning. I’m obsessed!

  • Reply Allison G October 7, 2016 at 5:53 am

    Awesome! I subscribed, hadn’t heard of this podcast, thanks!

  • Reply Kate Hoffman October 7, 2016 at 5:53 am

    This was a fantastic episode. I really enjoyed listening to how B&B was developed and their backgrounds. Thank you for the opportunity for a chance to win this kit!

  • Reply Carol White October 7, 2016 at 6:33 am

    Oh it’s high time for mittens! I only have fingerless mitts so far but this year I had already planned to make some mittens. these ones are so sweet!

  • Reply Mackenzie October 7, 2016 at 6:38 am

    Such gorgeous work!

  • Reply Jennie October 7, 2016 at 7:16 am

    Great podcast, thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Keetha October 7, 2016 at 7:38 am

    A knitting company with my mom would be such a dream! Almost makes me want to propose one to her. Thanks for sharing, what an inspiring duo

  • Reply Elizabeth October 7, 2016 at 7:56 am

    Beautiful! I’m just learning to knit, and these are the kinds of projects I aspire to.

  • Reply Mary Nesbitt October 7, 2016 at 7:59 am

    I had come across Biches et Buches earlier this summer so was great to hear more in depth of their company etc in your podcast. Looks like a fun kit – thanks!

  • Reply Henry October 7, 2016 at 8:32 am

    Love this mitten kit but also the authentic univers I discover here and follow on IG . Love your style & spirit!
    Emmanuelle

  • Reply colleen October 7, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Another great episode! I was glad to hear about these sisters. A new company for me. I would love to win this kit 🙂

  • Reply Alysia Moreno October 7, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    This was a great episode! What a dream it would be to one day work with my daughters! ♡

  • Reply Nicole Settle October 7, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Love so many of their designs! Thanks for another great episode!

  • Reply Katie October 7, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    Great episode! Beautiful pictures too.

  • Reply Max Mechan October 7, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    what beautiful colors

  • Reply Amber October 7, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Those blue mittens are gorgeous!

  • Reply Nadine (din76 on instagram) October 10, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Oh wow, beautiful photos, yarn and colors… B&B is new for me. I’d love knit these wonderful mittens.

  • Reply Hannah October 11, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    I absolutely adore their aesthetic

  • Reply Dominique October 13, 2016 at 5:24 am

    I love all of your site : colors, textiles, photography!

  • Reply Rebekah Evelyn October 18, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    So fascinating! I was especially intrigued because I’m part Danish and I got to meet some Danish cousins this past year and learn more about my Danish heritage. And I love that they’re a mother-daughter team, so awesome!

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  • Reply tdoeswool October 31, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    Beautiful and inticing I’ve ordered kit 46 and am very excited.

  • Reply Theresa October 31, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Wonderful simplicity. Such delightful choices of yarns and kits. I am anxiously awaiting mine to join this KAL

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