Hi Pomcats! What a packed episode we have lined up for you – not only are we coming live from Edinburgh Yarn Festival, Sophie is hosting with our special guest Bristol Ivy – who has an exciting Pom Pom Press announcement! We’re also joined by the gals of Spincycle yarns, have a top review and giveaway of some Erika Knight Studio Linen, plus all the usual knitting giggles and pomcast fun – let’s go!
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Knitting designer and Pom pal Bristol, who we interviewed way back in Pomcast 10, is sitting in for Lydia while she’s in Austin shooting our 5th Anniversary Issue 21 (more news on that soon!). This also gives us the chance to announce our next Pom Pom Press venture… a book with Bristol Ivy!
It’s a knitting book but not as you know it! Drawing on what inspires her most when designing and teaching, her book gives different exercises to help you explore beyond the boundaries of knitting techniques, to push your creativity, manipulate fabric and with a little sprinkling of maths, help you put it altogether. It will also include several patterns by Bristol using the techniques explained in the book – we’re pretty excited about this one to say the least!
We’ll be keeping you up to date with more information until the book launches at Rhinebeck, so stay tuned. Another big event this year to put in your diary is Pomfest, which now has it’s own dedicated news section here. We’ll have special guests aplenty – including the aforementioned Bristol Ivy!
Meanwhile at Edinburgh, we had fun catching up with lots of lovely yarny folks – our heartfelt thanks to you Pomers who came by the stand to say hello, tried on samples, bought the magazine and generally made the weekend awesome! We also debuted our snazzy new show set up…
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While Bristol is busy working on top secret knits for a certain upcoming project(!), Sophie is working on her Radiate jumper from Interpretations 4 and also knitting a riot of colour with Anna Maltz’s Rockhopper Shawl. Check out the speckles which are a La Bien Aimée colourway called ‘Pom’ that they dyed for our Christmas Party!
Lovely Studio Linen from Erika Knight is on the needles for review and has the gals discussing what they love about this fibre! The yarn is a blend of recycled linen mixed with premium natural linen and for 2017 the range includes 4 new colours inspired by the Japanese resist dyeing technique of Shibori.
If you’re thinking of getting ready for some summer knitting, we have 10 skeins of the colour Pyjama and a copy of the pattern Siena to give away! To be in with a chance of winning, comment below letting us know what your favourite spot is for summer knitting! Make sure you enter before midnight GMT on Sunday 9th April as any comments made after this date won’t count – good luck!
This episode’s top three was suggested by Pomcat Prettoemma via our Ravelry forum who asked us list our favourite fictional knitting characters . We highly recommend having a read of her comprehensive list if you need some inspiration for your own knitting heroes!
You can keep the podcast fun going by joining in the chats on the Pom Pom group. Until next time!
Pom Pom xxx
Thanks again to our sponsors Erika Knight – don’t forget to enter the giveaway!