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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
4/14/2022

Episode 75 – Socks appeal!

Season 2, Ep. 6
Hi Pomcats! Welcome back to aural knitting space that is the Pomcast! Wind those skeins and dig out your stitch markers and join us for another chat episode.We start this episode with a somewhat detailed description of coffees and beverages and then chat Sophie’s adventures in clay and Lydia’s sewing studio set up. Knitwise, Lydia has been continuing to enjoy her adventures in intarsia, while Sophie has made the ever so cosy and warm Skyhill mitts!It’s been on the horizon for a while, but we are just so excited for Pom Pom Quarterly issue 41! We chat a little bit about what you can expect, and want to remind you to mark your calendars for the previews on 27th April! We’re also giving you some behind the scenes information about our recent sock book shoot! This publication will be similar to Ready Set Raglan, and we were delighted to work with sock aficionado Rachel Coopey on this project.Do you love stationery? We feel there must be an overlap with those that love knitting and those who delight in luxury pens and drawing tools? Well, for Lydia this certainly is the case and is enjoying her new Caran D'AcheNeocolor crayons. And for Sophie, she is reviling in the glamor, drama and fun that is the latest season of RuPaul’s Drag Race.And of course, the episode ends with our thoughts on two perhaps lesser known museums, the Shell Museum and the Pencil Museum.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 knitwear designer, plant dyer and yarn shop owner Lotta H Löthgren. Lotta lives and works in the forest of southern Sweden where her unlikely little yarn shop Elk Market Yarn is located in a small wooden cottage from the early 20th century.Lotta dyes yarn with both foraged local plants and those growing in warmer climates, and her knitwear designs are inspired by her nearest surroundings - the forest, the changing seasons, the lakes, and the starlit night sky. As a Pomcast listener, you now get 10% off your next order at elkmarketyarn.com with the code POMCASTAPRIL. Lotta can’t wait to welcome you to the forest!
4/1/2022

Episode 74 – Ainur Berkimbayeva

Season 2, Ep. 5
Hi Pomcats! This episode we’re having a chat with the fabulous knitwear designer Ainur Berkimbayeva.We were delighted to get to know Ainur better, after admiring her designs in issues of Pom Pom for a while! You’ll know her patterns Dayspring from Issue 36, the Alatau hat design from Issue 31, and Astragal from Issue 30.We talk about the many hats she wears as a knitwear designer, spiritual sustainability and social media, and her love of garter stitch. Plus she also drops hints about the construction of her design in our forthcoming Issue 41!Thanks so much Ainur! You can keep up to date with her designs via Instagram @mamasteddybear and on her website here.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 knitwear designer, plant dyer and yarn shop owner Lotta H Löthgren. Lotta lives and works in the forest of southern Sweden where her unlikely little yarn shop Elk Market Yarn is located in a small wooden cottage from the early 20th century.Lotta dyes yarn with both foraged local plants and those growing in warmer climates, and her knitwear designs are inspired by her nearest surroundings - the forest, the changing seasons, the lakes, and the starlit night sky. As a Pomcast listener, you now get 10% off your next order at elkmarketyarn.com with the code POMCASTAPRIL. Lotta can’t wait to welcome you to the forest!
3/18/2022

Episode 73 – Transatlantic tales

Season 2, Ep. 4
Hey Pomcats! Get cozy and grab your latest WIP, it’s time for a catch up!This episode we’re catching up with Lydia’s travels stateside as she was recently in Austin, Texas to join Meghan for the Issue 41 photoshoot! Meanwhile Sophie is fresh from seeing a talk at the Crafts Council by Lorna Hamilton-Brown as part of the ‘We Gather’ exhibition.Photoshoot day is always an important one for the team, and Issue 41 is an extra special issue as it marks our 10th anniversary! We have so much to tell you about the exciting things you can expect from this issue which will all be revealed in the coming weeks. Needless to say, mark your diaries for the pattern previews and pre-order release on 27th April as you won’t want to miss this bumper landmark issue!We also catch up with what we are knitting! Sophie has the comforting jumper ‘Merywen’ from Ready Set Raglan on her needles and is using The Uncommon Thread, while Lydia is having an intarsia adventure with a self-drafted design.Continuing the theme of stateside travels, Lydia was delighted to visit the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and see the work of Ruth Asawa which features woven wire sculptures, while Sophie recommends The Well Gardened Mind for an insight into the restorative power of gardening. 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 Chrysalis Yarn Company, a one-woman hand dyed studio owned by Mindy Dyan in Dallas, Texas. Mindy’s small batch studio offers artisan hand-dyed yarns in playful, enthusiastic colours from the brightest neon rainbow hues to the moodiest tonals. Visit chrysalisyarns.com or @chrysalisyarnco on instagram to see Mindy’s amazing skeins. Chrysalis Yarns - where every skein is a chrysalis bursting with potential! What will yours become?
3/4/2022

Episode 72 – Aimee Sher

Season 2, Ep. 3
Hi Pomcats! This episode we’re chatting to designer and knitter Aimee Sher!If you didn’t know already, Aimee is the designer of the Issue 40 cover star, the Effervescentpullover! We chat about their inspiration behind this design and what crafting means to them. We also learn about the all important Boba Time socks using 626 Yarn & Fiber Company yarns, which started Aimee's designing journey! Speaking of yarn, you’re probably wondering what was that unspun yarn Aimee mentions at the end of the episode? Well for those spinners amongst us, you need to check outNutiden yarn!Thanks so much Aimee, we were delighted to find out a bit more about you! If you want more Aimee content, we highly recommend the Thoughtful Made Fiber Vlogcast and their writing at aimeeshermakes.com.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 Chrysalis Yarn Company, a one-woman hand dyed studio owned by Mindy Dyan in Dallas, Texas. Mindy’s small batch studio offers artisan hand-dyed yarns in playful, enthusiastic colours from the brightest neon rainbow hues to the moodiest tonals. Visit chrysalisyarns.com or @chrysalisyarnco on instagram to see Mindy’s amazing skeins. Chrysalis Yarns - where every skein is a chrysalis bursting with potential! What will yours become?
2/18/2022

Episode 71 – Spring dreams

Season 2, Ep. 2
Hey Pomcats! We’re springing into the first ‘armchair chat’ of the year - a new working title for the Sophie and Lydia episodes! While the Pomcast hibernated over the winter, we had our own adventures to update each other on. Lydia has delighted in the joys of horse riding, while Sophie launched the maiden meet-up of her volunteer run repair cafe!Spring is the thing on our mind as we celebrate the upcoming arrival of Issue 40! Floaty and whimsical, abstract and embellished, this selection of patterns will transport you to your yarn-filled dreamland! Shot at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Centre, you can take a peek at the whole collection on our blog. We chat through some of top picks including Flotti and Cloudbow, which prompts the question to the Pomcats, are you pro knitted dresses? Also on the to-knit list are Leonora with it’s fab use of beads and intarsia detail and the fluffy Cirriform socks!At the time of recording, we were preparing to make the trip to Unravel, our first ‘real life’ festival in the UK since the start of 2020. So it’s no surprise that the thought of seeing so many Pom pals and stalls of skeins in person has us jazzed! We’ll be sharing the sights and sounds of the festival soon, so stay tuned!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 Purl Soho. Since 2002, Purl Soho has inspired knitters around the world with their fresh approach to traditional needlecrafts. Known for their spectacular colour, natural fibers, and approachable patterns, they love to knit as much as we do! At purlsoho.com, you can find tons of free patterns and tutorials, as well as all the supplies you need to cast on.As a special offer for Pomcast listeners, Purl Soho are offering 15% off their next order of yarn, fabric or notions - just visit purlsoho.com and enter the code POMCASTFEB at checkout. Please note that this offer may not be combined with other discounts.