Happy October everyone! We hope the colder weather is getting you all geared up to knit lovely warm things. We have an excellent podcast for you this month, all ready to be enjoyed! Be sure to download the Soundcloud app if you want to listen on a mobile device, or if you subscribe to the Pomcast on iTunes it should appear on your device now! Hooray!
We also have an exciting competition for you, the wonderful Gudrun Johnston is giving away a copy of her new (very beautiful) book The Shetland Trader 2 to a lucky winner! All you need to do is comment on this post by the end of Sunday 2nd November telling us your favourite item from the book to be in with a chance to win. Extra points if you tweet, share on Facebook or Instragram! Just let us know that you did in a separate comment. This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Faith Manning who won Gudrun’s beautiful book!
And of course don’t forget to check out our brilliant sponsors Blacker, who produce breed specific yarns, all spun in Cornwall. Thanks Blacker!
Tell + Tell
In this episode Sophie told us about her Manatee, and while we are on the subject of manatees, it’s always worth having a look at the calming manatees. Doesn’t that feel good?! Another exciting development is that Lydia’s Coronis is now finished:
On a different (but still purple) theme, Halloween on your mind? Better make some Halloween themed stuff! Here were sophie’s Halloween faves:
News + Reviews
Pom Pom went to Alexandra Palace for the Knitting and Stitching show a few weeks ago. Lydia bought some pretty darned cool Moose themed fabric from Merchant and Mills and a book to ease the sewing process.
…and a few extra mini skeins of Titus for colourwork fun!
Now to our first yarn review! We had the pleasure of trying out Blacker Elegance, which is a lovely mix of Falkland Islands Corriedale and British Alpaca which comes in both DK and 4ply. Have a listen to the podcast to find out more!
For our book review we took a look at The Shetland Trader Book 2 (which you can win a copy of – see the beginning of this post), which is Gudrun Johnston’s newest book. It is a wonderful book, mixing traditional Shetland lace with modern shapes.
Sophie’s faves from the book were Northdale:
Nikka Vord + Hermaness Hats
Lydia is a big fan of Balta
Colour of the Cast
Is purple! Sophie loves Alizarin by Madelinetosh – Lydia made some mitts with Alizarin, which you can see here. And of course there is the Knit By Numbers that formed the main part of Lydia’s Coronis!
Top 3… Pizza toppings
Listen to find out what we chose! And let us know if there is a top 3 you would like us to do!
And of course we say a BIG thank you to Blacker Yarns, our brilliant sponsors for Pomcast 6, and all round awesome producers of lovely British yarns. Pom on x