POMCAST 8 – CHRISTMAS SPECIAL!

Hello Pomcast friends!

We hope all your preparation for the festive season is going well. It’s pretty chilly now here in London, and there are lovely sparkly lights all over the city. In the spirit of this festive season we bring you great tidings of joy, because Pomcast 8 is out now for your listening pleasure! 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!

Thanks to our Sponsors, Blacker Yarns, producers of beautiful British yarns spun in Cornwall.

Blacker Yarns - our wonderful sponsors for Pomcast 8

Tell + Tell

Christmas knitting is well under way at Pomcast towers, with Lydia knitting a pair of Curio mitts, and plotting a hat for a sibling.

Curio mitts from PPQ Winter 2014 – Lydia’s pick for a quick xmas knit

Sophie is working on mitts for her own fair hands; Toast and Jam mitts by Emily Foden for John Arbon. Toasty indeed!

News

Pom Pom Christmas Badges

Pom Pom Christmas Badges

Thanks again to everyone who came down to the Pom Pom Second Annual Christmas Party! Read all about the lovely sparkly time we had here.

Pom Pom Xmas Party 2014

Pom Pom party times!

We are also planning some fun stuff for the new year! Come visit us at Unravel in Farnham, and at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival.

Reviews

For this episode we took a look at Madder Anthology 1 by Carrie Bostick Hodge, a beautiful collection featuring Quince & Co yarns, and gorgeous patterns using four stitch patterns expertly worked into cardigans, shawls and more. Check it out!

We also had a look at the Blacker Swan Luxury DK, a beautiful merino from Falkland, all spun and dyed in Cornwall. We used this yarn for the Sorrel hat in our most recent issue

Interview

with Ms Meghan Fernandes! The one and only! Meghan recently relocated to Austin, so we catch up with her about warm weather knitting, her first knitting designs, and her desert island yarn!

Pom Pom Quarterly, Issue 8: Spring 2014

Waterlily is one of Meghan’s designs, the cover girl from Issue 8 (and an excellent warm weather knit too!)

Meghan will be teaching at the Hill Country Weavers retreat in February, along with Pom Pom heroes Norah Gaughan and Cirilia Rose.  Meghan also told us that she has made a pair of Falling Snow Mitts for a friend for Christmas, and is working on a pair of Overbury Mitts. Yay for handmade gifts!

Ravelry Realness

For this festive edition we took a look at Christmas jumpers. Check them our here!

Perfect Christmas Jumper || Boreal || Snowflake || Fornicating Deer Chart

Colour of the Cast

… is GOLD. Always believe in your soul.

Pom Pom Star

Festive Top 3

… Christmas cracker prizes! Listen to find out which mini presents we will be hoping for in our Christmas Crakers!

And as a final festive treat here is a sock monkey angel from a sock monkey nativity, as seen by Lydia + Meghan in the great city that is Austin TX. Sock Monkey Nativity

So all the best to you all for this festive season, see you in 2015!

x Pom Pom

P.S. We are featured on the latest edition of aplayfulday, have a listen!

Thanks again to Blacker, the fantastic sponsors of this episode.

Blacker Yarns - our wonderful sponsors for Pomcast 8

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