Hello Pom Pommers!

Getting ready to (pom)cast on!

Getting ready to (pom)cast on!


We have a new addition to the Pom Pom palette, a podcast – or ‘pomcast’ as we are calling it. Pomcast features PPQ editor Lydia and PPQ pal Sophie, bringing you musings on knitting and crochet, colour, life, craft, the world and everything (with plenty of giggles). Episode 1 is all ready for you, so listen away to your heart’s content here:


(pssst – if you are trying to listen on a mobile device you need the Soundcloud app)
Want information for your eyes as well as for your ears? Here we have links and pics for your enjoyment, and even if you haven’t listened yet, have a little peek.

Tell and Tell

Sophie and Lydia discuss their current projects, amongst other things.

Lydia's Quadrillion - from PPQ 6

Lydia’s Quadrillion – from PPQ 6

Lydia is knitting Quadrillion from Pom Pom Issue 6, you can see progress here, the beautiful yarn she is using is dyed by PPQ fave Uncommon Thread. Also on the needles is Fort by Brooklyn Tweed in Shelter, and a pair of Juju’s Afterthought Heel Socks. Afterthought heels rule!

Heart - from Knitty.com - Pom Pom Quarterly's new podcast - Pomcast!

Heart – from Knitty.com


Sophie is Knitting the Firewood Shawl from Pom Pom 5 which she has started in Malabrigo Worsted, in the colour Cadmium… further colours TBC! But the real star project of the show is a heart from Knitty.com knit in Wollmeise in Rhesus Negative; yes it’s a heart made from blood coloured yarn.

Colour of the Cast 




Our colour of the cast is Red! Red is good. We like it.





For Pomcast 1 our interviewee is Juju Vail – Pom Pom photographer, designer and Canadian extraordinaire. Amongst other things, Juju talks about the process and inspiration behind her class ‘Outside the Stitch Dictionary’ – look out for Juju’s article on this topic in our upcoming Summer 2014 Issue! We also talked about Juju’s love of colourwork, you can see her wonderful Pop Spots shawl here.

Juju chose the Shilasdair Luxury 4ply base as her ‘desert island’ yarn, an excellent choice in our opinion! The designers Juju mentioned are Kirstin Kapur, Needle LadyStephen West.


unravel 2014

Unravel 2014 – so many wonderful things to see!


If you couldn’t make it to Unravel 2014 and want to take a look at any of the exhibitors we mentioned follow the links below:

Skein Queen
John Arbon
Sweet Georgia
Eden Cottage
Tin Can Knits – see the pattern Rye which Sophie made here
Bigwigs Angora







Top 5 

…teas! Listen to find out our top five teas – pretty cutting edge stuff.

Here is the promised sketch of the sheep pyramid – a once in a lifetime experience, recreated especially for you!

Sheep Pyramid! Pom Pom Quarterly's new podcast - Pomcast!We also have an important apology to make – we forgot to include Earl Grey as a top five tea. Pomcast 2 will be fuelled by Earl Grey.

So thanks for listening and reading! Please send all your feedback or contributions [email protected] – we would love to hear your jokes, stories and top five lists. And tell us what you are making, eating, thinking etc.

listen again soon!

Listen again soon!

Pomcast is produced by Lydia Gluck and Sophie Scott, and master editor Eli Block. For more music by Eli click here.

Pom on!

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8 Responses to POMCAST – CAST ON!

  1. Ellen March 25, 2014 at 7:08 am #

    Once dinner was done I settled down with a piper’s journey I’m knitting out of handspun. I listened to you
    Loved getting to know Pom Pom mag a little better. The ‘beautiful’ square has spurred me on to knit some more on my sock yarn blanket too.
    Looking forward to the next issue of the magazine and the next pomcast!

  2. lori March 30, 2014 at 6:38 am #

    how cute are you two?! can’t wait to get a moment to listen, tomorrow, sunday should be good! yay!

  3. Kristin April 21, 2014 at 11:07 am #

    Hello! Really liked the podcast! Is it possible to subscribe to it, like I do in iTunes?

    • Lydia Gluck April 21, 2014 at 2:47 pm #

      Hello Kristin! So glad you enjoyed the podcast. We are not yet on iTunes, but once we are you will be able to subscribe. In the mean time watch this space for future episodes. :)

  4. maxine January 21, 2015 at 6:53 pm #

    Just started listening(a tad behind the curve) and my favorite tea of the moment is Harney & Sons Florence, “A delicious melding of black tea, nut and chocolate.” And yesterday I discovered Paromi Tea Coconut Almond, which upon reflection after my first brewing (during the podcast, of course) is totally lovely.

    • Lydia Gluck January 26, 2015 at 1:04 pm #

      Hello! Thanks so much for sharing your favourite teas! The Coconut and Almond one sounds amazing! We will keep an eye out for it! And thanks again for listening :)


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