POMCAST 48 + THE LONDON LOOM!

Hey Pomcasts, Happy 2018! It’s good to get back in the podcast groove and bring you a new episode of more knitting chat and gossip than you can shake a skein at. We’re hanging out with the charming and creative Francesca Kletz and Brooke Dennis who run The London Loom in this here London town. We’ll be having a gander at their new book, swatching with some tasty The Wool Kitchen yarn, bringing you all the news of your favourite knitting mag and all the while providing your ears all the puns and cheering chatter that your day needs.

 

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Thanks to The Wool Kitchen for sponsoring this episode, we had a play with some of their BFL DK, whoo! Check our our review for how you could win some of this yarn!

NEWS

It’s the season for us to head to knitting shows, so mark your diaries for Unravel 16th – 18th February and Edinburgh Yarn Festival 15th – 17th March. Our stand will be stocked high with our new upcoming Spring Issue 24 (so exciting!), and in Edinburgh you’ll be able to get your hands on a copy of the new Interpretations Volume 5 (ooh we’re all excited again!)

TELL + TELL 

As so often is the case after our charming hosts have been on their Christmas hols, there have been a few FOs! Sophie finished her Garland and it’s looking mohair-tastic, Lydia has a squishy cowl Overcheck, which looks like a delicious battenberg cake.

REVIEWS

We have been lucky enough to get a sneak peek of The London Loom’s new book Weave This! The book features a host of unbe-weave-able projects to kick start your next loom based crafting addiction. You’ll learn how to make eclectic tapestries, lampshades, bags, frames, rugs, charms and some envy-inducing tassel earrings.

Just like the gals themselves, the book is fun, easy going and full of puns. Pre-order is available from their website and you also have the option to pick up from their book launch on the 22nd February!

What a treat to have a second review in the form of The Wool Kitchen DK. This shade goes by the name ‘The Dark Side of Ziggy’ and the kaleidoscopic pops of colour of this skein have us feeling very happy indeed. We love the plumpness of the yarn, 100% BFL, and could see it being used for fun projects like the Zazie Cowl.

Of course, what would a Pomcast be without a little giveaway! The Wool Kitchen have been kind enough to donate two skeins of their BFL DK to be won, one of ‘The Dark Side Of Ziggy’ and one of the zesty ‘Runner’. To be in with a chance of winning, please comment below letting us know what your New Years Knit-olution (you know, your knit based New Year’s resolutions) and we’ll chose a winner at random. Comment before midnight GMT 11th February 2018 – good luck!

INTERVIEW

We learn more about how The London Loom came to be. This chat starts with a little weaving lesson that the Pom Pom UK had one morning – check out when we made!

THE TEXT-FILES

A new segment for 2018! We’re exploring the meaning behind different textile and wool themed phrases. Ever had the wool pulled over your eyes? Well wonder about the meaning of this no more…

TOP THREE

Looking back at their knit-olutions for 2017, Lydia and Sophie set new aims for the coming year.

Thanks as always for listening, see you next time Pomcats!

Pom Pom xx

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141 Responses to POMCAST 48 + THE LONDON LOOM!

  1. Liberty Day January 31, 2018 at 7:41 pm #

    My new year knit a loution is to experiment more with colours that I wouldn’t normally go for.

    And to knit all the things, wish speed to my needles

  2. Louisa January 31, 2018 at 9:31 pm #

    My knitting resolution for 2018 is to knit my first Lopi sweater/cardigan. Would love to knit with some Wool Kitchen yarn ❤️

  3. Melonie // Wiggle January 31, 2018 at 11:29 pm #

    Err… My Knit-Years’ Resolution was… finally learn to knit after all these years of crocheting (and by golly, I’m following through)!

  4. Kirsi February 1, 2018 at 5:52 am #

    My New Year’s Knit-olution is to knit from stash yarn; there is 24kg yarn to choose from:)

  5. Jenna February 1, 2018 at 6:44 am #

    Excited to hear the first Pomcast of 2018! Welcome back to you both. It’s hard to pin down knit-olutions with so much wonderful inspiration and so many gorgeous yarns calling out. My top 3 are: 1) finish my husband’s sweater 2) knit my first pair of socks in 4-5 years and 3) use up or get rid of some old stash.

  6. Katharina February 1, 2018 at 8:29 am #

    My Knit-olution: Finish the year with (preferably much) less UFOs than I startet it with (10!). I’m down to six already, but I really need to watch my casting-on habits!

  7. Kate February 1, 2018 at 11:09 am #

    My knitolution is to try things that really scare me – steeking for example and also just plain old seaming. (Terrifying).

  8. Alice February 1, 2018 at 11:53 am #

    It’s so great to have you back! My knitolufions for 2018 are: 1) only buy yarn from bricks and mortar yarn shops (I live a long way from a LYS – like at least 100km – so this is like going on a yarn diet but sounds better), 2) make more basics in neutral colours (boring but necessary), and 3) make more things from patterns/books/Pompom issues that I already own.

  9. Laura February 1, 2018 at 2:03 pm #

    My knit-olution for this year is to make a sweater that actually fits me and that I wear after it’s done rather than giving it away. I cast on a cardigan on January 1 that is about 2/3 done; I have one sleeve and the collar remaining. So far, things look good, and I have a sweater’s quantity worth of yarn queued up for a pullover as my next project!

  10. Allie February 1, 2018 at 2:48 pm #

    My knit-olution is to knit more from stash and figure out the best sock construction for my feet.

  11. Karri February 1, 2018 at 2:53 pm #

    So glad to have the Pomcast back!! Always grateful for your insights, humour, and interviews with such wonderful creatives. 2018 is the year I leave my full-time public policy job of 10 years and build my fibre arts business! (Yay!) So I’m going to be knitting tonnes, designing more, teaching newcomers to knitting, and helping others take their craft to the next level. Thanks again for all of the wonderful inspiration!

  12. Anne-Lise February 1, 2018 at 4:00 pm #

    My knit-olutions this year : 1) visit more LYS 2) knit at least two shawls and a sweater 3) learn to knit socks : it’s about time!

    Thank you for your wonderful inspiration all year long and such vibrant designs!

  13. Amanda February 1, 2018 at 4:07 pm #

    My New Years Knit-olution for 2018 is to actually get back to the two WIPs I’ve left languishing all of 2017, and start in on something new! I really fell off the wagon last year, but now it’s time to knit again :)

  14. kristina February 1, 2018 at 4:09 pm #

    my knit-olotion is to finally finish the hockey sweater i’ve been working on for 2 years! i’m so close, just have to do some duplicate stitch on the front for the team logo :)

  15. reena February 1, 2018 at 4:11 pm #

    In 2017 I worked out that I have two passions 1. crafting with yarn and 2. buying yarn. The two are entirely unrelated and I can buy much faster than I can make. My 2018 knitolution was to stop buying yarn until I’ve made a dent in my stash! So far I’ve only purchased one skein this year which I think deserves a pat on the back (or at least some more yarn. LOL). I keep lusting after yarn though and I’m even dreaming about it – it’s a serious addiction. I’m going to Unravel in a few weeks (see you there!) and I’m not sure I have the willpower to resist…!!!

  16. Jennifer February 1, 2018 at 4:36 pm #

    I’m going to try to finish 9 items in 2018. It may not sound like much for some people, but it’s a stretch goal for me!

  17. Deborah February 1, 2018 at 4:51 pm #

    I’m going for the classic knit more yarn than I buy (yardage out > yardage in) and a focus on using patterns I already own

  18. Craig February 1, 2018 at 4:59 pm #

    My knit-o-lution is to keep making new patterns in Brioche! I am already working on my second hat pattern.

  19. Kay February 1, 2018 at 5:04 pm #

    My knitolutions are to knit an adult garment, socks, and her to grips with colourwork. I’ve knit a Westknits Outer Space jumper already this month, and I’m nearing the toe of my first ever sock, so I’m well in my way!

  20. Anna February 1, 2018 at 5:07 pm #

    My new year knitolution is to learn to knit socks and to actually knit something for myself as I always end up prioritising knits for others over ones for me!

  21. Angelune Des Lauriers February 1, 2018 at 5:08 pm #

    What lovely yarn! I’m also knit-oluting to knit from the stash! Trying to use up or give away as much as possible so that I can have fun with new yarn next year!
    I also want to finish sunset highway that I just started and two crochet blankets I started in 2017.

  22. Claire Robinson February 1, 2018 at 5:12 pm #

    Happy 2018… Knit-olutions for this year include sock knitting and using some of the odd leftovers of yarn in the basket. Though always happy to add to the basket with a delight like this!

  23. Rebecca February 1, 2018 at 5:13 pm #

    My knitolution is to correctly calculate how much yarn I need for a project, so that I don’t end up massively over or under

  24. Ellen Healey February 1, 2018 at 5:14 pm #

    My 2018 knitting resolution is to be more organized in my knitting and hopefully complete more projects

  25. Katie C. February 1, 2018 at 5:34 pm #

    My biggest goal is to up my game when it comes to getting comfortable with more complicated techniques and patterns, and to make a fair isle sweater of my own design this year!

  26. Naomi February 1, 2018 at 5:35 pm #

    My knit-olution for this year is to stop doing ‘deadline’ knitting! Only projects for me or others that are fun & aren’t constrained by gift-giving seasons (holidays, birthdays, etc.)

  27. Jeannette Wiggins February 1, 2018 at 5:44 pm #

    My New Year’s Knit-olution includes – Participating in one group activity on Ravelry, making myself a sweater, knitting on a project atleast twice a week, and spinning once a week.

    Thank you to The wool kitchen for their generosity. I love the blog.

  28. Kat February 1, 2018 at 5:45 pm #

    At the beginning of the year I like to wrap up some of the languishing projects from last year, but then that gets boring and I have to start something new! (Suffice to say, I have maaaaany projects going at a time.) No shame though, it’s all for fun!

  29. Penny Jenkins February 1, 2018 at 6:03 pm #

    My new year’s knitty resolution is to knit as many presents as I can for Christmas 2018. Have already knitted a couple of cowls and now I’m looking at knitting cacti to put in some lovely small plant pots I’ve found. I’ve also got some sparkly yarn to knit one of Pom Pom’s jumper patterns for myself. Hopefully if i start now it’ll be finished in time for the party season!

  30. Aimee February 1, 2018 at 6:10 pm #

    Hi :)
    My Knit-o-lutions for 2018 are to design some patterns for Ravelry and to finish my many, many, many unfinished knitting projects!

  31. Claudia February 1, 2018 at 6:18 pm #

    My New Year’s Knit-o-lution was to finish at least one WIP a month while maintaining my general two to three projects on the go!

  32. Cath February 1, 2018 at 6:25 pm #

    Going to join in the minehead yarn bombing being planned for next Christmas
    I hope. It sounds like fun

  33. Carole February 1, 2018 at 6:59 pm #

    My Knit-olution is to finish my husband’s socks ( 1 and a half done) & then knit the brioche hat in Pompom Winter 2016. I haven’t tried brioche before so I’m looking forward to it!

  34. Stephanie P February 1, 2018 at 7:27 pm #

    It’s a classic resolution- knit from stash! I’m super excited to do it because I love the yarn I have!

  35. Jo D February 1, 2018 at 8:40 pm #

    My New Years Knit-olution for 2018 is to knit a fitted garment – cardigan or jumper … have dodged the issue so far with shawls, ties and cushion covers … now time for something that needs to fit! Agh!

  36. Agnes February 1, 2018 at 10:00 pm #

    The fair isle gloves have been waiting to be knitted. But really I have to finish a cardigan that is waiting to be seen together first. Oh, and I just cast on a little scarf….

  37. Mary C February 1, 2018 at 10:34 pm #

    My knit-olution for 2018 is two fold, I want to brighten up my yarn choices and make more creative garments with fun stitching/patterns. 2018 is going to be about making the most of my knitting time!

  38. Anne February 1, 2018 at 10:39 pm #

    My knitolution is to be a bit more monogamous with projects. Not quite so flighty jumping back and forth between so many projects. I love your podcast. Thank you.

  39. Magdalena February 1, 2018 at 10:46 pm #

    So good you are back! My new year knitting resution os to make more wearable garments, like basic sweaters. No more shawls, because I have like zillion od them!

  40. Nick February 1, 2018 at 10:49 pm #

    Finish something before starting another project.

  41. Janet February 1, 2018 at 11:42 pm #

    Happy new year! Thanks for the giveaway! My knit-olution is to keep learning as much as possible, knit 2-3 well fitting pullover/cardis, and spin/knit some socks!

  42. Charlotte February 2, 2018 at 12:11 am #

    Good to hear you again! Thanks to you and The Wool Kitchen for a great giveaway.

    My knit-olutions are to reduce my number of WIPs, and try to use more yarn than I buy…giveaways don’t count though! 😜

  43. Irene Speir February 2, 2018 at 12:42 am #

    My knot-olution is to complete 12 projects this year, including a sweater for hubby, one for me and one for my LYS!

  44. Danielle February 2, 2018 at 1:48 am #

    With the Olympics upon us, I am TEMPTED to resolve to knit a Dale Olympics sweater … erm, not the controversial one.

  45. Shannon February 2, 2018 at 4:46 am #

    My knit-olution is finally knitting a sweater for myself. After thousands of scarves and hats, I found a pattern I could sit through long enough to make a sweater sized garment. Tra-la-la!

  46. Molly February 2, 2018 at 4:46 am #

    So glad the Pomcast is back! I burned through all the back episodes and now am stuck waiting each month for new ones :( One of my New Years Knitolutions is to make the Box O Sox that Yarngasm/Voolenvine is running a KAL for. Mine will be a different technique each month, toe-up, 2-at-a-time, cut-in afterthought heel, etc etc so I can learn new techniques. And enjoy a bunch of socks.

  47. Sheena February 2, 2018 at 7:20 am #

    I started listening to the podcasts in order a few months back, and now I’ve finally caught up! My New Year’s Knit-olution is to use as much of my stash as I can before I move in 8 months, and to make 2 pairs of socks. I’ve never knitted socks, but it is the reason I got into knitting about 3+ years ago – I just never got back to socks! I really love socks, so I think one pair will simply not be enough.

  48. Marnie Troeth February 2, 2018 at 10:07 am #

    My 2018 knit-olution is to knit all the stash, knit a friend for all those single socks so they can become pairs & start experimenting more with hand dyed yarn – I have a cowl & a sweater in mind. Oh, I am excited 🐏

  49. Corinna February 2, 2018 at 12:52 pm #

    Knit from my stash!!!!

  50. Vasiliki February 2, 2018 at 1:12 pm #

    My resolution is to finish the small stack of WIPs I have, including finishing a blanket MKAL from last year.

  51. jackie February 2, 2018 at 1:40 pm #

    I am going to finish a wrap I started last year, i have eleven and counting rows to go. I am also going to knit a sweater. For me, knitting a sweater is about dipping my toes into grown up knitting. I also have promised myself that I will only shop from my stash for upcoming projects and add to my stash only if I need it for a project I am actually working on. Happy New Year!

  52. immaculada.clua February 2, 2018 at 1:40 pm #

    my new year knit-olution is finish sweater and knit my first pair of socks.

  53. jrobinson February 2, 2018 at 1:58 pm #

    Just joining the community for the first time! Very excited to mull over gorgeousness of the wool variety with like minded souls. My NYR with knitting is to finish each project BEFORE I buy the wool for the next! Just enjoy the planning and research for a little longer without jumping in and purchasing too soon and losing motivation for the existing project. I also want to finish a lovely knitted dress I have been working on and be bold enough to wear it to work.

  54. Denise February 2, 2018 at 3:29 pm #

    My knitolution is to knit a little every day. I have two shawls I am finishing up and one pair of fabulous mittens. My biggest knitolution is to tackle a sweater!

  55. Calypso February 2, 2018 at 5:28 pm #

    My Knit-olution for 2018 is about shawls! I want to knit a t least three, with tassels and huge, cozy and warm!

  56. María J. Blasco February 2, 2018 at 5:58 pm #

    I’d love to knit my first pair of socks since I was a teenager (and that was ages ago) and also a garment or two!
    Thanks for the opportunity and enjoy both festivals! I keep dreaming of joining you some day!

  57. Judith Ward February 2, 2018 at 6:03 pm #

    My knit-olution foe 2018 is to make a jumper or cardigan – I used to do so without thinking when I was younger but now worry far more about gauge and fit!

  58. Rachel February 3, 2018 at 3:21 am #

    So glad to hear your voices again! Loved the podcast, as usual. My Knit-olution is knitting a box of socks this year from stash. Stashdown, making some great socks, and keeping my feet warm in 2018.

  59. Helen Eatherton February 3, 2018 at 7:32 am #

    My knit-olutions for 2018 is about taking back control over my stash! So I want to haul it all in from the garage (I don’t usually treat my wool with such contempt but we have just moved house and the upheaval is awful) and decide what to keep and what to donate. Then to list it on Ravelry. I also want to make gifts throughout the year, interspersed with gifts for me of course, and not have a frenetic rush at Christmas.

  60. Olivia February 3, 2018 at 11:36 am #

    My knit-olution is to finally knit a sweater (or two) this year! And to finish all the projects I start this year. So far it’s going well. :)

  61. Donnarossa February 3, 2018 at 11:37 am #

    I would like to finish my three sweaters, start two new ones, start some vanilla socks and publish three new patterns.

  62. Heather OConnell February 3, 2018 at 11:39 am #

    Yessss! My new year knit-olution is to try some new techniques! I’m planning to do an afterthought heel, and maybe even a steek. Love the podcast!!!!!! And I’m SO excited about the upcoming issue of the magazine. Happy New Year!

  63. Gemma Luker February 3, 2018 at 11:41 am #

    My knit-olution is quite similar to many others – year of the garment! I’ve managed one or two cardigans and I’m hooked – time to move on from accessory knitting!

  64. Rita February 3, 2018 at 11:41 am #

    My 2018 Knit-olution is to knit all the colourwork!!

  65. Jo February 3, 2018 at 11:41 am #

    Oh this yarn is flipping stunning! My Knitolution for this year is to knit more of my stash, and to be content with the smaller budget I have for yarn. So winning yarn would be ideal! Thanks for the chance to win, and the always fabulous podcast! x

  66. Ruth Buchanan February 3, 2018 at 11:45 am #

    I have two New Year Knitolutions – one to knit more garments (one sweate already done!) and two to learn to steek (haven’t done this one yet…)! I have too many plans though, already!!

  67. Jen dickinson February 3, 2018 at 11:56 am #

    To knit through my stash before buying more yarn!

  68. Michele February 3, 2018 at 12:10 pm #

    My knitolution-3 sweaters from stash!! Accessories galore, from stash or newly purchased yarn! And this yarn is divine!!

  69. Dorita Smith February 3, 2018 at 12:21 pm #

    To finish what I start! And not to buy any more yarn except for planned projects!! Don’t think I’ll last long!!

  70. Kari February 3, 2018 at 12:23 pm #

    I went a little crazy on ravelry setting up my queue for 2018 and my knitolutiin is to finish those projects up! They’re mostly old WIPs and I’m eager to get that weight off my psyche

  71. Sarah Worsley February 3, 2018 at 12:29 pm #

    My knit olution this year is to try to concentrate on a small number of projects and get them finished! Usually I like to cast everything on immediately so this year I’m trying to stop my itchy fingers from casting on too many things at once. It’s so hard!!!

  72. Tina February 3, 2018 at 12:29 pm #

    My knit-a-lution is to post two patterns I designed to Ravelry by the end of the year!

  73. Rebecca February 3, 2018 at 12:29 pm #

    My knit-olution is to complete 13 knit projects this year. I’m not focusing on how large they each might be, but on actually completing them since I have a tendency to move on to the next thing once I’m about 80% done. So far I’ve completed one, and I have about 20 rows left on the second. This feels achievable!

  74. Alyssa Narloch February 3, 2018 at 12:35 pm #

    My knit-olution is to learn a new knitting skill or two and apply it! The first one I want to try is the magic loop method to knit a pair of socks. I always knit them on dpns so I’d like to try out a new method to see if it’s faster. I also want to read more books related to yarn crafting! Right now I’m reading, “A Stash of One’s Own” by Clara Parkes.

  75. Ingrid February 3, 2018 at 12:44 pm #

    My knitolution is to try to only buy for projects not just because I love the yarn. Also to keep a good record of what I knit during the year. So far that is going well as I bought a strickmich planner and add a daily knitting update, also what to try to start adding my projects to ravelry. Another thing I would to do is to learn how to take better photos of FOs.

  76. Jaimie Noy February 3, 2018 at 12:44 pm #

    My biggest knit-olution is to knit from stash as much as possible this year, and try not to buy too much. Although, winning yarn isn’t the same as buying, right? :)

  77. April February 3, 2018 at 12:54 pm #

    My knit-alution was to learn brioche, both one and two color, and I’ve done it! Now my next knit-alution is to teach my friend how to knit brioche :) I also want to get better at colorwork as well.

  78. Kate February 3, 2018 at 12:56 pm #

    My new year resolution is to push through and finish a cropped lacy top using some vintage wool my aunt gave me. The pattern looks amazing but after two goes I keep ending up with too many or not enough stitches. But I will conquer it and I will wear it before the summer is through! I also want to knit more gifts this year.

  79. Christy Martin February 3, 2018 at 1:12 pm #

    My new year knit-olution is to get my stash and supplies organized. I have just been getting yarn, needles, and notions as I need/want them and putting them Willy nilly into my storage bins. I have reached the point that some sort of plan would be really helpful! Glad you guys are back for the new year!

  80. Visha Gandhi February 3, 2018 at 1:12 pm #

    My knit-olution is to bust that stash! I have several skeins that could become very satisfying FOs of only I set aside the time for it. I’ve looked up some patterns on Ravelry to do so. I’m also aiming to enter my first fall fair with some stranded Norwegian style Selbu mittens.

  81. Monica Gomez February 3, 2018 at 1:17 pm #

    My new year knit-solution is to finish my hibernating shawl it has been there for 2 years and I had enough

  82. Jess February 3, 2018 at 1:26 pm #

    My 2 new year’s knit-olution is to have at least 3 varied projects on my needles at any given time and to knit more socks!

  83. Claudia February 3, 2018 at 1:30 pm #

    Sweaters!! It’s been such a brutally cold winter on the Eastern Coast of the US and my knit-olution is knit at least one yoked colorwork and one snuggly cabled sweater. And then I’m going to hibernate until spring.

  84. Kathleen February 3, 2018 at 1:40 pm #

    My knit-olutions is to practice and build confidence in my knitting. New knitter!

  85. Nina February 3, 2018 at 2:12 pm #

    I’d like to clear up all my languishing WIPs this year!

  86. Tamara Snell February 3, 2018 at 2:34 pm #

    Thanks for another awesome giveaway! I love The Wool Kitchen’s The Dark Side of Ziggy colourway! I have many New Year’s Knitolutions. One is to start knitting colourwork, but I’d also like to work toward designing, maybe with my first design ready by the end of the year? Lots to learn, knitting-wise, this year.

  87. Arien February 3, 2018 at 2:34 pm #

    My goal is to complete 18 projects in 2018! Less officially, I want to knit more socks and sweaters.

  88. Kari February 3, 2018 at 2:50 pm #

    My 207 goal was to try color work – loved that first project so I’m looking for a fair isle pattern to make in 2018.

  89. Sheila Norton February 3, 2018 at 3:03 pm #

    My knit resolution this year is to knit from my stash. I have so much beautiful yarn just sitting there waiting to become something.

  90. Shannon Dzikas February 3, 2018 at 3:25 pm #

    My knitolutions were to learn brioche, make sweaters for myself, and learn to use my floor loom!

  91. Jackie February 3, 2018 at 3:41 pm #

    I’d like to knit more things for myself! I always give away my knots as gifts for family and good friends but this year is all about yours truely!

  92. Judi February 3, 2018 at 3:48 pm #

    My resolution is to knit more garments and a stretch goal to knit one pair of socks a month. Ha!

  93. Kimberley February 3, 2018 at 4:43 pm #

    Mine is to try my first colourwork cardigan (and steek)! And to actually buy more yarn. I’ve never been a stasher.

  94. Robyn February 3, 2018 at 5:21 pm #

    To try out some new sock knitting patterns 😏:-)

  95. Tehila February 3, 2018 at 5:41 pm #

    My New Year’s knit-olution is to work more on my color working technics. I want to be better in knitting with more than 2 colors, and I already started by downloading the amazing pattern for mittens: Millet, by Ysolda. Wish me luck:)

  96. Sttephanie February 3, 2018 at 5:59 pm #

    What gorgeous yarn! My knitolution is to knit a sweater of my own design (and use stash yarn in the process).

  97. Jenna Louise February 3, 2018 at 6:13 pm #

    My knit-olution is to knit a pair of socks and another item (shawl or sweater) each month, and I push myself to learn new techniques, I just did my first stranded hat and want to learn more colorwork, the mark-isle you mentioned on the pomcast sounds intriguing!

    • Jenna Louise February 3, 2018 at 6:14 pm #

      Autocorrect…I meant marl-isle!

  98. Anne February 3, 2018 at 7:54 pm #

    Great to have the podcast back – have been missing it while it was on hiatus. My resolution is to knit down my stash – which is waaaay toooo big. I am only allowed to buy some special yarn when I go back home to see my folks! (Have made this knit-o-lution before and haven’t done a super job of sticking to it so ………

  99. Susie Burdett February 3, 2018 at 8:52 pm #

    I missed you! Uhum. Sorry.

    My kniterlution is to learn some new techniques, and maybe to tackle a pair of socks. Luckily, I’ve booked a class at eyf, so I’m well on my way to getting going on one of those.

  100. Janine Whale February 3, 2018 at 9:35 pm #

    I love the riot of colour. This year my resolution is to back myself, and produce some patterns

  101. Susanna February 3, 2018 at 11:06 pm #

    My knit-resolution is to try to make a cardigan or sweater, instead of sticking with the same patterns and ideas.

  102. Robyn February 4, 2018 at 12:38 am #

    Keeping it simple at the moment and hoping to finish a bunch of WIPs for #finishitfebruary. After that I have a few projects with deadlines to meet but I’m sure there will be lots of fun projects added along the way (and, whoa, that yarn would be awesome for one of those random, fun projects!!!!)

  103. Kim February 4, 2018 at 2:56 am #

    I’ve never made a knit-olution before this year and had no idea that other people did such a thing. Then I find that PomPom is running a competition where everyone puts in their knit-olutions, spooky (almost).
    My knit-solutions are to take on more complicated projects, use more colour and knit some gifts for loved ones.

  104. Mel February 4, 2018 at 7:45 am #

    So lovely to have the podcast back!! My knitolutions are to get the hang of colourwork and finish a colourwork sweater; use up stash yarn or if I can’t find a project for some (hello single skeins bought with no project in mind) donate them to charity; and give weaving a go – the London Loom gals have got me all excited!

  105. Patrizia February 4, 2018 at 8:09 am #

    Resolutions, resolutions… I’d like to knit at least a couple of sweaters! Would love to complete a Make Nine in 2018. Thanks for the new episode!

  106. Inês G. February 4, 2018 at 11:14 am #

    My resolution is to just have fun knitting as opposed to getting stressed out by all the things i “should” be knitting!

  107. Sue: Modern Fibre February 4, 2018 at 2:20 pm #

    Happy New Year! My knitolution is to steek. I need to try it, I want to try it. This is the year of the steek for me!

  108. Cassandra February 4, 2018 at 3:44 pm #

    My knitolution is to seam up a sweater that I knit all the pieces for and then put in a drawer a couple of years ago as well as finish or frog a couple of other wips that got put down and never picked back up.

  109. Libby February 4, 2018 at 4:09 pm #

    Hurrah for pomcast! Knit o lutions include knitting through at least some of my stash, and trying out some new techniques like brioche and colourwork.

  110. Yael February 4, 2018 at 5:03 pm #

    My knit-olution this year is a little sad, knit-wise (ha ha see what I did there)? It is to de-prioritize knitting and instead prioritize eating healthy and exercising. But it will yield knitting dividends because I cannot wait to knit SMALLER sized sweaters for myself! And meanwhile, I am still knitting, though my progress isn’t quite as quick. My other knit-olution is to learn to purl continental and generally work on my knitting speed. :D

  111. Noel February 5, 2018 at 5:17 am #

    My resolution is to knit myself a sweater! I’ve done a toddler sweater so I know I can do it, but I need the yarn and to get my guts together.

  112. gabi February 5, 2018 at 11:12 am #

    My knitolution is to knit more sweaters for myself- no gift knitting this year ;o)

  113. Susan February 5, 2018 at 12:32 pm #

    So much yumminess! You keep rocking it, Poms!

  114. Amanda Reyes Aquino February 5, 2018 at 2:10 pm #

    My knit-olution is to learn more skills and get better! I only started knitting 6 months ago, so I just want to keep pushing myself to learn new things!

  115. Alison Hellyer February 5, 2018 at 2:13 pm #

    My Knit resolution is to use up some stash yarn. Knit my two girls something and to Knit lots if Pom Pom Patterns.

  116. Charli Ludvigsson February 5, 2018 at 2:49 pm #

    My knit-olution is to finish at least 2 of my UFOs 🤪

  117. Karen February 5, 2018 at 5:58 pm #

    My New Year’s Knit-olutions include steeking, knitting a cardigan for myself, and practicing continental knitting. Thanks for the giveaway!

  118. Priley February 5, 2018 at 7:41 pm #

    My knitolution is to finish my Persian Dreams blanket and use my new trove of PomPom mags to bust my stash!

  119. Charlotte Parfitt February 5, 2018 at 8:43 pm #

    To knit a second sweater! I’ve knitted one and caught the jumper bug! And to improve my knitting skills by trying new things like brioche or double knitting :)

  120. Jean Shaw February 5, 2018 at 9:05 pm #

    My resolution is to learn colourwork an how to read knitting charts.

  121. Nyree Dawn Dowell February 5, 2018 at 9:22 pm #

    My resolution is to find more time (how, I don’t know!) to not only knit but to spin and weave too! Fibre crafting is very much self care for me and I’m determined to indulge in lots more of it this year!

  122. Tanya February 6, 2018 at 1:16 am #

    My knitolution is to finish a cardigan for myself to wear to the soulcraftfestival later this year and to finish a shawl of some sort

  123. Maureen February 6, 2018 at 2:33 am #

    My 2018 knit-olution is to knit my first sweater! Seems I’m not alone on this endeavor.
    Happy knitting…..

  124. Alex February 6, 2018 at 4:39 am #

    My Knit-olution is to finally publish one of my original designs! I have a few that I really love, but I haven’t made the time to properly write them up. Definitely my goal for 2018!

  125. Leah February 6, 2018 at 5:39 am #

    Ooh, what a good question…and what beautiful colors…
    My knitolution is to start designing my own patterns! After 20 years of knitting, I really have no excuse anymore, I know all the techniques and everything…all that math is just so daunting…

  126. Sarah Elson February 6, 2018 at 8:10 am #

    Too many!!! But most important are knitting projects that have been in back burner every time in tempted to buy something new. So I guess that’s knitting from stash for me. Finding projects to use my pomfest special yarns and finally to stop feeling pressure to race through knits. So what if I actually go out one night?!!!

  127. Sarah February 6, 2018 at 12:52 pm #

    My knit-alution is to be more selfish! Haha I feel like that is the opposite of most New Years resolutions but I’ve been trying to build my new-made wardrobe with my knitting and sewing but I always seem to be making things for everyone else and most of my wardrobe staples and accessories are store bought or made when my skills were questionable.

  128. Shanna February 6, 2018 at 2:17 pm #

    My knit-olution is to finally finish the vest I started for my brother four years ago… granted, this is not the first year I’ve made this knit-olution….

  129. Jenny February 6, 2018 at 4:30 pm #

    My knit-olution is to have less hesitations in attempting more complicated projects and to knit more garments! I’m currently about halfway through my first ever sweater and I can’t wait to wear it!

  130. Sharon February 6, 2018 at 6:02 pm #

    My resolution is to have no more than 3 WIPs at once. So far I am only one over my goal, but it is only feb!

  131. jenniferjlea February 6, 2018 at 9:41 pm #

    My knit-o-lution is to knit without guilt or obligation – to follow my instincts and desires, to only knit things I’m enjoying, and to cast on as many things as I want! Mwah ha ha

  132. Sally February 6, 2018 at 10:59 pm #

    New year’s knitolution is definitely colourwork

  133. Roos February 7, 2018 at 2:12 pm #

    My knit-olution is to knit at least a shawl every other month – ambitious, isn’t it! I think however that 2 months to knit a shawl is a doable time window (if I set aside all other wips, which I am unlikely to do).

    An even less realistic knit-olution is to keep a maximum of 4 wips on the couch. I think I am going to fail very dramatically on this one, but at least I am going to try. ;)

  134. Dallas Ann February 8, 2018 at 12:30 am #

    Mine is to not let obligation drive my knitting. Instead, it should always be out of love, joy, and pleasure.

  135. Lulu February 8, 2018 at 1:05 pm #

    My knitolution this year is about learning how to do a double-knitting project!

  136. Geraldine February 8, 2018 at 9:59 pm #

    My knitolution is to knit my sister and my husband a sweater

  137. Mary Beth February 9, 2018 at 3:07 pm #

    My knitolution is to enjoy each and every one of the projects I knit this year. No pressures, no deadlines, no obligation knitting. Wish me luck!

  138. Deborah February 9, 2018 at 4:15 pm #

    My knitolution is to weave in ends of a finished project before I cast on the next one… also to learn new cast on/bind off techniques

  139. Lyn Dolson Pugh February 10, 2018 at 12:45 pm #

    I need to buy less (?!?) & knit up what I already have kitted up!
    Love your podcast, always brightens my day. You’re just the punniest girls (best i could come up with this early in the morning)

  140. Katherine Ritchie February 12, 2018 at 4:32 am #

    My knitting resolution is to knit my first sweater this year!!

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