We hope you are having a lovely November. Pomcast 7 is all ready for you, complete with an interview with the ever astounding Cirilia Rose. 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!
Cirilia has also kindly agreed to give a copy of her stunning new book Magpies, Homebodies & Nomads to a lucky winner! All you need to do is comment on this post by the end of Sunday 7th December 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.
And of course don’t forget to check out our brilliant sponsors Blacker, who produce British breed specific yarns, all spun in Cornwall. Thanks Blacker!
News + Reviews
Pom Pom was at Renegade Craft Fair London, which was super fun. We made lots of pom pom baubles, and got to have a quick gander at all sorts of wonderful hand made goodies.
Sophie attended Tom of Holland’s darning class – you should definitely check out his blog here, for visible mending and a list of upcoming workshops. We also talked about the new Winter 2014 issue of Pom Pom, full of pub themed goodness, and beautiful patterns.
Our book review is Cirilia Rose’s ode to knitwear Magpies, Homebodies and Nomads: A Modern Knitter’s Guide to Exploring and Discovering Style which is an excellent read, and provides a real insight into Cirilia’s creative process. Highly recommended!
And for our yarn review enter Blacker Gotland DK, a lovely woolly gift of a yarn. In neutral greys it is a real earthy yarn for those of you who like to feel the providence in the things you make.
Blacker focus on producing sustainable and very British yarns, so definitely check them out! We also used one of their yarns for the Sorrel hat in our latest issue.
We have some tips for quick Christmas knits! Listen for more, but here were our picks:
Listen to hear what Cirilia has to say on topics such as how she came to be part of the knitting world, and what her spirit animal is. Hard hitting journalism! This is one of our favourites from the book; the Isla cardigan with the Marion collar.
Colour of the Cast
Is Pink! There was a little controversy about the pinks that Lydia chose, they were American Beauty from Malabrigo, and Skye Gabbro by Shilasdair. Sophie chose ‘knock your socks off” pinks, coquette and pop rocks from MadelineTosh and Strawberry Fields from Malabrigo.
christmassy things which are acceptable in November… a slightly abstract theme, but important of course! Here is an extra pom pom related acceptable christmas thing… pom poms + baubles = pom pom bauble garland!!!
x Pom Pom