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Pomcast is Pom Pom's knitty and witty monthly pod…

Pomcast is Pom Pom's knitty and witty podcast, now twice monthly! Lydia and Sophie talk to all sorts of interesting fibre folk, as well as indulging in knit-chat and plenty of giggles. Remember you can keep in touch with
Latest Episode12/3/2021

Episode 67 – What we do in the stitches!

Season 1, Ep. 6
For this ‘knitchat episode’ Sophie regales Lydia with the epic tales of her Ebay tapestry frame adventures and Lydia is at the final stages of her house move! If you need to be inspired to move some furniture around here is Lydia’s song of the moment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-QDjghO4C8We’re talking about our exciting book projects for next year! Coming in 2022 is our baby and kids pattern book Minipom, which will feature scaled down versions of some classic Pom Pom designs and new patterns too. We’re also working with sock aficionado Rachel Coopey on a sock book (surprise!) which will be akin to Ready Set Raglan!On the horizon as well is our Spring Issue 40, which is inspired by ‘dreamworlds’ and features lots of dreamy and ethereal designs. The pals also discuss what they're enjoying and watching at the moment!We also want to hear from you for the last Pomcast of this year, as we’re planning a special festive ‘Ask Us Anything’ episode! Send us and the Pom Pom team your questions about anything and everything, we can’t wait to hear what you want to know! Send us an email via podcast@pompommag.com. Remember you can keep in touch with us and other Pomcast listeners via our Ravelry forum. To be kept informed with all the latest updates, delightful titbits, and treats, we recommend signing up to our weekly newsletter!This episode is sponsored byYAK, the hub of the knitting and crocheting community in Brighton, UK. Run by a team of passionate makers, YAK strives to provide their customers with the highest quality tools and yarns. They champion independent companies from the UK and abroad, chosen responsibly for their unique and luxurious qualities. Whether you’re after an eye-catching hand dyed yarn, a traditional Shetland wool or a stylish Scandi thread, they have something for everyone!Our friends at YAK are offering 10% off for Pomcast listeners from now until 16th December 2021, just visit yarnandknitting.com and enter the code YAKPOMCAST at checkout! Gift cards, sale items and classes not included.
12/3/2021

Episode 67 – What we do in the stitches!

Season 1, Ep. 6
For this ‘knitchat episode’ Sophie regales Lydia with the epic tales of her Ebay tapestry frame adventures and Lydia is at the final stages of her house move! If you need to be inspired to move some furniture around here is Lydia’s song of the moment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-QDjghO4C8We’re talking about our exciting book projects for next year! Coming in 2022 is our baby and kids pattern book Minipom, which will feature scaled down versions of some classic Pom Pom designs and new patterns too. We’re also working with sock aficionado Rachel Coopey on a sock book (surprise!) which will be akin to Ready Set Raglan!On the horizon as well is our Spring Issue 40, which is inspired by ‘dreamworlds’ and features lots of dreamy and ethereal designs. The pals also discuss what they're enjoying and watching at the moment!We also want to hear from you for the last Pomcast of this year, as we’re planning a special festive ‘Ask Us Anything’ episode! Send us and the Pom Pom team your questions about anything and everything, we can’t wait to hear what you want to know! Send us an email via podcast@pompommag.com. Remember you can keep in touch with us and other Pomcast listeners via our Ravelry forum. To be kept informed with all the latest updates, delightful titbits, and treats, we recommend signing up to our weekly newsletter!This episode is sponsored byYAK, the hub of the knitting and crocheting community in Brighton, UK. Run by a team of passionate makers, YAK strives to provide their customers with the highest quality tools and yarns. They champion independent companies from the UK and abroad, chosen responsibly for their unique and luxurious qualities. Whether you’re after an eye-catching hand dyed yarn, a traditional Shetland wool or a stylish Scandi thread, they have something for everyone!Our friends at YAK are offering 10% off for Pomcast listeners from now until 16th December 2021, just visit yarnandknitting.com and enter the code YAKPOMCAST at checkout! Gift cards, sale items and classes not included.
11/19/2021

Episode 66 – Joji Locatelli and Veera Välimäki

Season 1, Ep. 5
Hi Pomcats! This episode we’re joined by the delightful designing duo Joji Locatelli and Veera Välimäki and talking about their upcoming release Interpretations Volume 8!For this global recording Joji and Veera join us from Argentina and Finland to tell us more about Volume 8. This pair have been working together for years on this collaborative project where they each create a design from a selection of words, resulting in a collection of 12 beautiful designs. Joji and Veera chat about working long distance and what that is like during a pandemic, their stunning photoshoots, and the secret of how they keep each other motivated.Interpretations Volume 8 launches on 7th December, when you’ll also be able to see all the beautiful patterns in full. Click here to pre-order from our website.Remember you can keep in touch with us and other Pomcast listeners via our Ravelry forum, and you can send us your musings via email at podcast@pompommag.com. To be kept informed with all the latest updates, delightful titbits, and treats, we recommend signing up to our weekly newsletter!This episode is sponsored byYAK, the hub of the knitting and crocheting community in Brighton, UK. Run by a team of passionate makers, YAK strives to provide their customers with the highest quality tools and yarns. They champion independent companies from the UK and abroad, chosen responsibly for their unique and luxurious qualities. Whether you’re after an eye-catching hand dyed yarn, a traditional Shetland wool or a stylish Scandi thread, they have something for everyone!Our friends at YAK are offering 10% off for Pomcast listeners from now until 16th December 2021, just visit yarnandknitting.com and enter the code YAKPOMCAST at checkout! Gift cards, sale items and classes not included.
11/5/2021

Episode 65 – Pomcast groove!

Season 1, Ep. 4
Hi Pomcats! The kettle’s on and we’ve saved a space for you! Come join us with your craft of choice and catch up on all Pom Pom news and musings from Sophie and Lydia.So, what have we been up to? Sophie took Lydia’s recommendation from episode 63 and made the trip to see Paula Rego at Tate Britain, what a moving exhibition! Lydia has been navigating a house move, but has squeezed in seeing some live music and has finished reading the latest Sally Rooney novel. The pals also discuss their ideas for starting a repair cafe and are looking for advice, have any listeners taken part in something like this?We’re also marking our calendars for the pre-order release of Interpretations Volume 8, which will be on 9th November! We were very excited to have received the delivery of this beautiful publication at the UK studio recently. Behind the scenes we’re getting Issue 39 ready to land on doormats and in post boxes around the world, and Sophie has made a start on the crochet cardi Rockmore! She could be playing yarn chicken with this one, but is in love with this intuitive stitch pattern.Remember you can keep in touch with us and other Pomcast listeners via our Ravelry forum, and you can send us your musings via email at podcast@pompommag.com. To be kept informed with all the latest updates, delightful titbits, and treats, we recommend signing up to our weekly newsletter!This episode is sponsored byOysters and Purls– Sustainable. Traceable. Responsible. Oystersand Purls sources only natural fibers for use in all of their yarns, including wool, alpaca, and mohair from small farms across the US. The yarns are worsted-spun at Battenkill Fibers, a woman-owned carding and spinning mill in upstate New York, with a commitment to minimising impacts to their place on the land while providing fair wage jobs for people in their community. Yarns are dyed in an array of soft shades with botanical extracts by Green Matters Dye Company.From now until 30th November 2021, our listeners can get an exclusive 10% discount on any purchase atoystersandpurls.comby using the codePOMCASTat checkout!
10/22/2021

Episode 64 – Kiyomi and Sachiko Burgin

Season 1, Ep. 3
Hi Pomcats! Autumn is in full swing for many of us, what are your knitting plans this season? Well, what better way to get inspired than to cosy up with our latest episode and enjoy our chat with authorsKiyomiandSachikoBurgin.We wanted to hear all about their recent Pom Pom Press publication,Moon and Turtle!This collaborative project between the twin sisters infuses unique and contemporary design details with classic knitwear styles, and features lots of easy instructions to make a custom fit. We also chat about what it was like producing a book during the pandemic, the process of working together and the important meaning behind the book's title.Of course Lydia and Sophie had to have a chat about what projects would find their way onto their needles next! We give a shout out to the Pokapoka hat and the Zenar socks. A fav amongst most of the Pom team is the cover star Kordy (did you see the swatching blog posthere?) and the cosy cabled cardigan Cesium.Remember you can keep in touch with us and other Pomcast listeners via our Ravelry forum, and you can send us your musings via email at podcast@pompommag.com. To be kept informed with all the latest updates, delightful titbits, and treats, we recommend signing up to our weekly newsletter!This episode is sponsored byOysters and Purls– Sustainable. Traceable. Responsible. Oystersand Purls sources only natural fibers for use in all of their yarns, including wool, alpaca, and mohair from small farms across the US. The yarns are worsted-spun at Battenkill Fibers, a woman-owned carding and spinning mill in upstate New York, with a commitment to minimising impacts to their place on the land while providing fair wage jobs for people in their community. Yarns are dyed in an array of soft shades with botanical extracts by Green Matters Dye Company.From now until 30th November 2021, our listeners can get an exclusive 10% discount on any purchase atoystersandpurls.comby using the codePOMCASTat checkout!
9/24/2021

Episode 62 – Gudrun Johnston

Season 1, Ep. 1
Hi Pomcats, did you miss us? Well we missed you! After a short respite, we’re renewed and ready to start this next chapter of knit chat goodness.We’re trying a new schedule too, so instead of a monthly offering, you can look forward to a new Pomcast episode every two weeks! We’ll also be alternating between dedicated interview episodes and ones that focus on Pom news and knitting/craft chat! You’ll also see that our logo has had a digital lick of paint thanks to the talentedAmy Blackwell!For this audio offering, we’re getting cosy with Gudrun Johnston and hearing all about her upcoming release The Shetland Trader, Book Three: Heritage. For this collection Gudrun has taken the designs from her mothers made-to-order knitwear business run in the 1970s and updated them for contemporary knitters. This publication has been so thoughtfully researched, with Gudrun exploring the family archives and playing ‘knit detective’ with historical samples, it was a pleasure to hear more about how she put together Book Three.Remember you can keep in touch with us and other Pomcast listeners via our Ravelry forum, and you can send us your musings via email at podcast@pompommag.com. To be kept informed with all the latest updates, delightful titbits, and treats, we recommend signing up to our weekly newsletter!This episode is sponsored by Cocoknits. Lost count of your rows? Dropped a stitch? Need that cable needle right now? Cocoknits has it covered! Cocoknits’ mission is to design beautiful, functional tools and knitting patterns for makers all over the world. For an exclusive $1 off any knitting pattern from cocoknits.com, use the code POMCAST at checkout!