POMCAST 18 + RHINEBECK

Hello Pomcats!

Autumn in London! From Pom Pom's blog

A little Autumn colour from London town – with gold boots just for fun!

We hope you are watching leaves turn all manner of bright shades, and if not, hopefully you are somewhere warm where you don’t need colourful leaves to cheer up chilly days! Leaves and lack of sunshine aside we have a new episode of Pomcast all ready for your listening pleasure. So settle yourself somewhere comfy, pick up your needles (or hook!) and get your cosy on.

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Thanks again to our awesome sponsors for this episode – Milla Mia! Known for their modern knitting patterns and contemporary Scandinavian design, and with two fantastic naturally soft merino yarns to choose from you should definitely check them out! Milla Mia have very kindly given us one copy of their lovely book Winter Knitting, which you can win by telling us which colour of MillaMia’s lovely yarns is your favourite by commenting on this post by Sunday 8th November to be in with a chance of winning. Extra points if you tweet, share on Facebook or Instragram! Just let us know that you did in a separate comment.

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Tell + Tell

Sophie is working on her pony hat (a.k.a. Karusellen from our Autumn 2014 issue), and is planning to make a Garland in Shibui Silk Cloud so that she can look like Galadriel. Not dissimilar to Lydia’s Garlandia.

Lydia finished a Pianissimo, and is finishing off a jumper for her little brother (not so little anymore, you can see him modelling Rye for the Pom Pom blog). She is also planning a garment project… swatching is happening!

News

The main news is of course that our Winter 2015 issue is out now! Biba-inspired luxury to bring some razzle dazzle to gloomier days, if you haven’t already seen it (where have you been?!?) you can check out all the patterns on ravelry, and get your very own copy here.

Pom Pom Quarterly, Issue 15: Winter 2015

We have also been to two lovely events in the last month, the first was Yarndale which is held in a cattle market, and featured lots of our favourites; John Arbon, Midwinter Yarns, and Blacker to name a few! And of course Pom Pom columnist Anna Maltz was on the Navia stand showing off her samples from her soon to be released pattern book inspired by penguins. We can’t wait!

And of course, Pom Pom was at Rhinebeck, with a preview of the Winter issue, giveaways and a whole lot more!

Review

We review the excellent follow up to Toasty Volume 1Toasty Volume 2! Accessory designs from the fabulous Rachel Coopey in BaaRamEwe Titus. Lydia’s faves included the Kettlesing hat (shown in the middle below), and Sophie’s faves were the Binsoe (right) and Birstwith (left) hats, both with lovely colour work.

More exciting Coop Knits related news: Rachel has recently released her very own yarn, Socks Yeah! Perfect for socks (naturally) amongst other things, and in 10  colours, all named after precious metals, we highly recommend getting some. And knitting with it! Perhaps even the Hulanicki socks Rachel designed for the winter issue?

Pom Pom Quarterly, Issue 15: Winter 2015 // Hulanicki by Rachel Coopey // Coop Knits Socks Yeah!

Hulanicki by Rachel Coopey // Coop Knits Socks Yeah!

Interview

The brilliant dyer Julie Asselin was our correspondent at Rhinebeck.

Julie Asselin - Pomcast Rhinebeck Special Correspondent

Julie Asselin – Brilliant dyer and Pomcast Rhinebeck Special Correspondent

She recorded a series of mini interviews for us with Rhinebeck attendees. In the episode we heard from:

Clara Parkes || Amy Cristoffers || Margaret Hubert || Susan Fargione || Glennaknits || Katie Sullivan  || Corrina Ferguson

If you aren’t familiar with Julie’s yarn you can see it featured in the Theda cowl from our current Winter issue.

Pom Pom Quarterly, Issue 15: Winter 2015 // Theda by Sophie Scott // Julie Asselin Leizu DK

Theda by Sophie Scott // Julie Asselin Leizu DK

Ravelry Realness

Tis the season to get the sniffles… or at least it feels that way here in damp London town. Sophie and Lydia scoured ravelry for top ‘get well soon’ knits.

Sniffle Mitts || Mr Sniffles the Cold Virus || Cold Breathing Mask || Hot Water Bottle Platypus Cover

But of course we all know that the best way to get well soon is to knit your way through the sniffles, and reward yourself with a chill busting woolly item when you are well enough to venture outdoors again. Or at least a cuddly cold virus!

Top 3… 

toast toppings! Toast is an important British institution, you can hear what Sophie and Lydia chose as their favourite toast topping items.

And that’s all folks! Thanks for listening and reading. Don’t forget you can get in touch via our email address – [email protected], and join in the chat on our ravelry forums.

x Pom Pom

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12 Responses to POMCAST 18 + RHINEBECK

  1. Sarah November 2, 2015 at 6:19 pm #

    Thanks for sharing that “tip top top tip” this episode! I learned about hand-winding a center pull ball when knitting Purl Soho’s Gradient Cowl pattern. They linked to a great video that shows you how to wind it! I wind all my yarn this way now and was super excited to hear you talking about this technique :)

    http://www.knittinghelp.com/video/play/winding-a-center-pull-ball

    http://www.purlsoho.com/create/2014/11/03/gradient-cowl/

  2. Madelaine November 2, 2015 at 10:36 pm #

    Had the immense pleasure of feeling (I put it lightly) some MillaMia yarn at the Beehive in Victoria, BC; favourite colours are currently Midnight and Pumpkin…!

    Love listening to your pomcast, ladies; so much fun!

  3. Greshamcarol November 3, 2015 at 9:37 pm #

    It would have to be Storm, it’s like the sky here in the NE of Scotland many a day.

  4. Vanessa November 4, 2015 at 2:32 pm #

    I’m going out of my comfort zone a tad but I think that moss shade it a lovely wintery colour!

    I always do a centre pull ball but hold the end with my thumb against my palm and I wrap the yarn around the palm and then you end up with a wider centre to pull from so it’s not too tight then you don’t end up with your cake spewing yarn vomit lol! :D x

  5. Melanie - iws November 4, 2015 at 4:03 pm #

    It’s hard to narrow it down to one favourite shade. Plum and Forget me not are very pretty.

    Love the pomcast ?

  6. meppybn November 5, 2015 at 3:04 pm #

    All lovely, lovely shades but Storm comes up trumps for me!

  7. Flongstocking November 6, 2015 at 6:01 pm #

    Moss and Plum are my favourites :)

  8. Flongstocking November 6, 2015 at 6:05 pm #

    Shared on my facebook!

  9. Millie November 7, 2015 at 7:12 pm #

    The Forget-Me-Not color would be my first choice….and I think it would be nice paired with Putty for a soft cuddly look…hat, mitts, sweater.

  10. Stephanie November 12, 2015 at 1:29 pm #

    Great episode! Love the top toast toppers. I *love* toast and find few people share my passion.
    You also asked for suggestions for people we’d like to hear on the show. I’d love to hear more from Rachel Atkinson about her new project working with her Dad who is a shepherd to have their fleece spun. Info here on her blog – http://mylifeinknitwear.com/fleeced-the-next-step/

    • Amy November 12, 2015 at 5:31 pm #

      Thanks Stephanie, great suggestion :)

  11. Stephanie November 12, 2015 at 1:33 pm #

    Oh – meant to say my current fave toast topping is marmite + smooched up avocado with a squeeze of lemon juice. :)

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