POMCAST 14 – WITH KNITSONIK

Hey Pomcast cats! We’ve been having busy and super fun summer so far – we hope you guys are too. We have lots of Pom Pom adventures to catch you up on: an interview with the fantastic Felicity Ford (aka Knitsonik) plus our usual collection of fun knitterly things to entertain and inform you with.

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Make sure you read to the end of the post to enter our giveaway where you can win a digital copy of Knitsonik’s Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook!PPQ website Pomcast banner

Thanks again to our lovely sponsors for this episode, Yarn in the City!

News + Reviews

Pom Pom has been on the road at TNNA and also in New York (read more about what we got up to on this blog post here) and the flavour of the month was bananas and doughnuts (though not banana flavoured doughnuts…yet).

Lydia in NY Baby!

Lydia in NY Baby! Wearing her fetching Michelada

We’ve been catching up on some culture too – Lydia saw the Bjork exhibition at MOMA and Hedwig and the Angry Inch whereas Sophie is still punching the air to convey her enjoyment of Mad Max. Speaking of films, have you joined in the discussion on our Ravelry group and let us know what classics need to be watched? We seemed to have inadvertently created the Pomcast movie club …

We also had a jolly time at the Muse Connection where Lydia was one of the speakers – she mused on the topic of ‘Beginnings’, we all ate cake and had excellent chats with many lovely knitting folk. Lee Meredith, Colouring Book.

For this episodes review, we looked at Lee Meredith’s Colouring Book. An accessory book to help you make the most of colour, it’s also full of top techniques for working stripes and patterns. Plus there is a whole section of the book with blank grids for you to plan your own colourful creations (and who doesn’t love a colouring book?)

Misanga

We feel particularly inspired by the Misanga hat to use those super variegated yarns, and the scrap busting Plaid Cowl and Colour by Number Blanket.

Tell + Tell

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Places where you can knit…

Sophie shares her own Travelling Stitches story of adventures with her Fika Socks. Though currently experiencing some problems with said socks and her Sous Sous here is a calmer moment while in Ireland.

Lydia has finished (and now blocked) her Delita shawl and it is looking de-lit-a-ful!

Delita Shawl

Interview

Knitter, sound artist and podcaster (is there anything she can’t do?) we caught up the talented Knitsonik. We talk sheep, colourwork, inspiration and of course weasels, check out her work here  Special thanks to Felix for letting us use her Shetland Wool Week 2013 song in the episode. Listen to the whole song (and you totally should) HERE!

Felicity presenting a knitted speaker to audiences in 2013, Photo by Pier Corona. Photo copyright of www.knitsonik.com

Felicity presenting a knitted speaker to audiences in 2013, Photo by Pier Corona. Photo copyright of www.knitsonik.com

Ravelry Realness

We browse Ravelry so you don’t have to… and this week we felt inspired by our review book and have been looking for stripey/scrap based projects.

3 Colour Cashmere Cowl || Ten Stitch Blanket || Magic Ball || Babette Blanket (check out the ones we mentioned – hooked by Pom Pom’s own Meghan and Juju) || Arionette || Vitsippa (shout out to Craftysarahashley’s version!)

Top Three

Suggested in the Pomcast forum by gemmav and MoniesKukies, we rank our top three Podcasts (whoa, meta).

Lydia (who LOVES podcasts guys, it was tough to whittle it down to three) recommends Radiolab, 99% Invisible and Answer Me This. While Sophie chose Desert Island Discs, Answer Me This (so now you have two strong recommendations to listen to it) and Adam and Joe.

Thanks for reading/ listening! You can keep the Pomcast love and discussion flowing on our Ravelry forum, where we also have the perfect place to show off your in progress or finished knits in our KAL groups.

Thanks to Eli for our lovely original music – he makes lots of groovy tunes here too…

Love Pom Pom x

GIVEAWAY INFO!KNITSONIK_SCB-cover_large

The lovely Knitsonik has very kindly offered a digital copy of her Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook for one of you lucky people to win. All you need to do to enter is comment below by midnight on Sunday 5th July letting us know where you would find your inspiration for a colourwork swatch. Extra points if you tweet, share on Facebook or Instragram this! Just let us know that you did in a separate comment. Goooood luck!

 

 

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14 Responses to POMCAST 14 – WITH KNITSONIK

  1. Inês June 29, 2015 at 4:26 pm #

    I find inspiration everywhere, I think! But mostly in nature – I love calm and peaceful colours :)

  2. Shanna June 29, 2015 at 6:13 pm #

    I love wandering art museums and taking lots of pictures and I often find inspiration there, especially when it comes to color. Love it!

  3. hannah June 30, 2015 at 12:36 pm #

    my color inspiration mainly comes from nature. I love greens, blues and reds and a little yellow too.

  4. Elaine Tom July 1, 2015 at 10:32 am #

    I really would love a copy of this book! Thank you!

  5. LuisaM July 1, 2015 at 10:38 pm #

    I find inspiration everywhere, specially in nature and architecture. Thanks!

  6. Anne Thompson July 2, 2015 at 5:28 am #

    I loved hearing this episode with knitsonik! I have audiotaped a few sounds from my travels and enjoyed hearing all about the music one would hear with the flock and nature. My favorite has sounds to date have been the wind on water while sitting on a swing. The creek from the swing was very comforting. The colors from the water and the garden would be my inspiration for my knitting as I used my sticks to click in tandem with the creeking swing.

  7. lea July 2, 2015 at 9:57 am #

    another great episode! Definitely won’t try knitting at the movies, the rolling ball incident sounds a bit too much like me!
    That book looks amazing!! I have all that shetland yarn waiting to become fair isle projects!

  8. Mr. Josiah Bain July 2, 2015 at 7:23 pm #

    I find inspiration in all sorts of places. My favorite place in the world is the Pacific NW, here in America. The greens mix well with texture in a colorwork swatch.

  9. Amanda July 3, 2015 at 1:23 pm #

    I work at a botanic garden, and love to take inspiration from all the colourful flowers I’m surrounded by! Looks like a fantastic reference book to have :)

  10. Russell pettit July 3, 2015 at 8:59 pm #

    I find inspiration from music , especially early church music and the works of Ralph Vaughan Williams.
    But if I’m feeling really in need of inspiration then it has to be Kate bush.

  11. Michele July 3, 2015 at 11:44 pm #

    My color inspiration is New York City-color everywhere!!!

  12. Cassandra July 5, 2015 at 12:05 am #

    I would find colour inspiration in the city I live in, St. John’s, with the bright pops of colour of the row houses against the grey backdrop of fog and rain.

  13. Clara July 5, 2015 at 3:29 pm #

    I really find a lot of inspiraton in the museums: ancient textiles, artwork using natural materials, elaborate furnitures or paintings feed my color instinct.

  14. Estella July 10, 2015 at 12:06 pm #

    I find inspiration in the LYS where I work – all the yarns are put on the shelves following the spectrum of ROYGBIV. When you move a color around on the shelf near to one it doesn’t usually live next to, you get an idea of how great it will look.

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