77 episodes

Pomcast is Pom Pom's knitty and witty podcast, now twice monthly! Lydia and Sophie talk to all sorts of interesting fibre folk, as well as indulging in knit-chat and plenty of giggles.
Remember you can keep in touch with us and other Pomcast listeners via our Ravelry forum, and you can send us your musings via email at podcast@pompommag.com. To be kept informed with all the latest updates, delightful titbits, and treats, we recommend signing up to our weekly newsletter! 
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Pomcast! A knitting podcast from Pom Pom Publishing Pom Pom Publishing

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    • 4.7 • 186 Ratings

Pomcast is Pom Pom's knitty and witty podcast, now twice monthly! Lydia and Sophie talk to all sorts of interesting fibre folk, as well as indulging in knit-chat and plenty of giggles.
Remember you can keep in touch with us and other Pomcast listeners via our Ravelry forum, and you can send us your musings via email at podcast@pompommag.com. To be kept informed with all the latest updates, delightful titbits, and treats, we recommend signing up to our weekly newsletter! 
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    Episode 78 – Short Rows: 'What Lies Beneath' with Naomi Polonsky at Murray Edwards College

    Episode 78 – Short Rows: 'What Lies Beneath' with Naomi Polonsky at Murray Edwards College

    Hi Pomcats! We hope you’re having a great summer? The Pomcast is currently on a summer break, but we’re bringing you a bonus episode to enjoy! We’re talking to Naomi Polonsky, an assistant curator at Murray Edwards College in Cambridge and learning all about the current exhibition ‘What Lies Beneath; Woman, Politics, Textiles’.
    We were lucky enough to have a private tour of the exhibition and have a chat with Naomi afterwards about the art works and creating the show. This episode is the recording of our interview with Naomi where we find out about the exhibition and the Woman’s Art Collection, the largest collection of modern and contemporary art by women!
    The exhibition is on until 28th August, but if you can’t make it person, you can take the virtual tour online at womensart.murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk. Thanks so much to Naomi and to Laura Mosely who organised this visit for us!
    Remember you can keep in touch with us and other Pomcast listeners via our Ravelry forum, and you can send us your musings via email at podcast@pompommag.com. To be kept informed with all the latest updates, delightful titbits, and treats, we recommend signing up to our weekly newsletter! 

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    • 34 min
    Episode 77 – Lazy, daisy, hazy, knits of summer!

    Episode 77 – Lazy, daisy, hazy, knits of summer!

    Hey Pomcats! Those lazy, hazy days of summer are just around the corner, why not take a little break and put your feet up with an episode of Pomcast?
    This episode we’re talking about the cultural delights of the Hayward Gallery, as Lydia and Sophie had both recently seen the work of Louise Bourgeois which is on display there. A must for any textile and sculpture lover! Meanwhile Lydia is working on her own artworks for her MA project and hoping she can fit in some sewing plans with the Saguaro co-ord set by Friday Pattern Company.
    It’s no surprise that we’re totally jazzed about the newest issue of Pom Pom Quarterly! We talk about some of the patterns we’re hoping to cast on, including the Keswick wrap and Streamers jumper. We’re also looking forward to trying new techniques with the Lateralis socks and Lackadaisical mitts. Speaking of, don’t miss out on our exclusive anniversary merch which features the mitt daisy motif!
    Thanks for listening! We’re taking a break from recording  for the summer but will be back in August with the next season of the Pomcast! 
    Remember you can keep in touch with us and other Pomcast listeners via our Ravelry forum, and you can send us your musings via email at podcast@pompommag.com. To be kept informed with all the latest updates, delightful titbits, and treats, we recommend signing up to our weekly newsletter! 
    This episode is sponsored by Yorkshire Yarn Fest. Since 2019, they have brought together crafters from all over the world with their virtual festivals which take place live on Instagram. You can also join Yorkshire Yarn Fest for their third in-person event this month (May 2022)! A celebration of all things yarn, wool, and fibre, their next event will be on the 28th May, so do check out yorkshireyarnfest.com for a list of exhibitors. And great news for Pomcast listeners - Yorkshire Yarn Fest are offering you a FREE ticket! Just use the code POMCAST when ordering your ticket.

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    • 31 min
    Episode 76 – Sylvia Watts-Cherry

    Episode 76 – Sylvia Watts-Cherry

    Hi Pomcats! This episode we’re having a chat with intarsia maven Sylvia Watts-Cherry!
    You’ll know Sylvia bold and exciting designs from past Pom Poms, such as Fata Morgana in Issue 30 and Tortoiseshell from Issue 34. And now you’ll get to know her latest design Paragon which graces one side of our super bumper double cover anniversary issue 41! We loved having a chat with Sylvia learning all about her knitting life and inspirations, the importance of reflecting her African heritage in her designs and of course all about Paragon!
    Remember you can keep in touch with us and other Pomcast listeners via our Ravelry forum, and you can send us your musings via email at podcast@pompommag.com. To be kept informed with all the latest updates, delightful titbits, and treats, we recommend signing up to our weekly newsletter! 
    This episode is sponsored by Yorkshire Yarn Fest. Since 2019, they have brought together crafters from all over the world with their virtual festivals which take place live on Instagram. You can also join Yorkshire Yarn Fest for their third in-person event this month (May 2022)! A celebration of all things yarn, wool, and fibre, their next event will be on the 28th May, so do check out yorkshireyarnfest.com for a list of exhibitors. And great news for Pomcast listeners - Yorkshire Yarn Fest are offering you a FREE ticket! Just use the code POMCAST when ordering your ticket.

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    • 59 min
    Episode 75 – Socks appeal!

    Episode 75 – Socks appeal!

    Hi Pomcats! Welcome back to aural knitting space that is the Pomcast! Wind those skeins and dig out your stitch markers and join us for another chat episode.
    We start this episode with a somewhat detailed description of coffees and beverages and then chat Sophie’s adventures in clay and Lydia’s sewing studio set up. Knitwise, Lydia has been continuing to enjoy her adventures in intarsia, while Sophie has made the ever so cosy and warm Skyhill mitts!
    It’s been on the horizon for a while, but we are just so excited for Pom Pom Quarterly issue 41! We chat a little bit about what you can expect, and want to remind you to mark your calendars for the previews on 27th April! We’re also giving you some behind the scenes information about our recent sock book shoot! This publication will be similar to Ready Set Raglan, and we were delighted to work with sock aficionado Rachel Coopey on this project.
    Do you love stationery? We feel there must be an overlap with those that love knitting and those who delight in luxury pens and drawing tools? Well, for Lydia this certainly is the case and is enjoying her new Caran D'Ache Neocolor crayons. And for Sophie, she is reviling in the glamor, drama and fun that is the latest season of RuPaul’s Drag Race. And of course, the episode ends with our thoughts on two perhaps lesser known museums, the Shell Museum and the Pencil Museum.
    Remember you can keep in touch with us and other Pomcast listeners via our Ravelry forum, and you can send us your musings via email at podcast@pompommag.com. To be kept informed with all the latest updates, delightful titbits, and treats, we recommend signing up to our weekly newsletter! 
    This episode is sponsored by knitwear designer, plant dyer and yarn shop owner Lotta H Löthgren. Lotta lives and works in the forest of southern Sweden where her unlikely little yarn shop Elk Market Yarn is located in a small wooden cottage from the early 20th century. Lotta dyes yarn with both foraged local plants and those growing in warmer climates, and her knitwear designs are inspired by her nearest surroundings - the forest, the changing seasons, the lakes, and the starlit night sky. As a Pomcast listener, you now get 10% off your next order at elkmarketyarn.com with the code POMCASTAPRIL. Lotta can’t wait to welcome you to the forest!

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    • 29 min
    Episode 74 – Ainur Berkimbayeva

    Episode 74 – Ainur Berkimbayeva

    Hi Pomcats! This episode we’re having a chat with the fabulous knitwear designer Ainur Berkimbayeva.
    We were delighted to get to know Ainur better, after admiring her designs in issues of Pom Pom for a while! You’ll know her patterns Dayspring from Issue 36, the Alatau hat design from Issue 31, and Astragal from Issue 30.
    We talk about the many hats she wears as a knitwear designer, spiritual sustainability and social media, and her love of garter stitch. Plus she also drops hints about the construction of her design in our forthcoming Issue 41! 
    Thanks so much Ainur! You can keep up to date with her designs via Instagram @mamasteddybear and on her website here.
    Remember you can keep in touch with us and other Pomcast listeners via our Ravelry forum, and you can send us your musings via email at podcast@pompommag.com. To be kept informed with all the latest updates, delightful titbits, and treats, we recommend signing up to our weekly newsletter! 
    This episode is sponsored by knitwear designer, plant dyer and yarn shop owner Lotta H Löthgren. Lotta lives and works in the forest of southern Sweden where her unlikely little yarn shop Elk Market Yarn is located in a small wooden cottage from the early 20th century. Lotta dyes yarn with both foraged local plants and those growing in warmer climates, and her knitwear designs are inspired by her nearest surroundings - the forest, the changing seasons, the lakes, and the starlit night sky. As a Pomcast listener, you now get 10% off your next order at elkmarketyarn.com with the code POMCASTAPRIL. Lotta can’t wait to welcome you to the forest!

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    • 51 min
    Episode 73 – Transatlantic tales

    Episode 73 – Transatlantic tales

    Hey Pomcats! Get cozy and grab your latest WIP, it’s time for a catch up! This episode we’re catching up with Lydia’s travels stateside as she was recently in Austin, Texas to join Meghan for the Issue 41 photoshoot! Meanwhile Sophie is fresh from seeing a talk at the Crafts Council by Lorna Hamilton-Brown as part of the ‘We Gather’ exhibition.
    Photoshoot day is always an important one for the team, and Issue 41 is an extra special issue as it marks our 10th anniversary! We have so much to tell you about the exciting things you can expect from this issue which will all be revealed in the coming weeks. Needless to say, mark your diaries for the pattern previews and pre-order release on 27th April as you won’t want to miss this bumper landmark issue!
    We also catch up with what we are knitting! Sophie has the comforting jumper ‘Merywen’ from Ready Set Raglan on her needles and is using The Uncommon Thread, while Lydia is having an intarsia adventure with a self-drafted design. Continuing the theme of stateside travels, Lydia was delighted to visit the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and see the work of Ruth Asawa which features woven wire sculptures, while Sophie recommends The Well Gardened Mind for an insight into the restorative power of gardening. 
    Remember you can keep in touch with us and other Pomcast listeners via our Ravelry forum, and you can send us your musings via email at podcast@pompommag.com. To be kept informed with all the latest updates, delightful titbits, and treats, we recommend signing up to our weekly newsletter! 
    This episode is sponsored by Chrysalis Yarn Company, a one-woman hand dyed studio owned by Mindy Dyan in Dallas, Texas. Mindy’s small batch studio offers artisan hand-dyed yarns in playful, enthusiastic colours from the brightest neon rainbow hues to the moodiest tonals. Visit chrysalisyarns.com or @chrysalisyarnco on instagram to see Mindy’s amazing skeins. Chrysalis Yarns - where every skein is a chrysalis bursting with potential! What will yours become?

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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
186 Ratings

186 Ratings

Jenn Wolfe ,

Fun and meaningful!

Had to respond to the April 4 episode. I love that this podcast takes me to a happy place *and* that they have been willing to speak about racism. Many of us choose to see ourselves as part of a knitting community, which makes it imperative that we address aspects of a community that make any members feel unwelcome or unseen.

Thanks, ladies!!

MiriamR_ ,

Tittering sabotages wonderful context

Your magazine and podcast is wonderful but the giggling, tee-here’s and titters really interfere with the content. Please invest in a voice coach! It is really frustrating to listen to this.

Ready, Set Knit and Kelly Petkun on Knitpicks are examples of what can be achieved when you are more articulate.

Mrsoot ,

We are secret friends

My husband’s job forces me to move a lot, which can be lonely. Sophia and Lydia don’t know it, but they’re the friends who move with me from place to place. We chat about what we are knitting. They introduce me to new and interesting people and ideas that enrich my knitting and my life. They inspire me to try new things. I’ve never had the pleasure of communicating with them in any way, but their easy, comfortable chats make me feel that I’m never a click away from good company with wonderful women.

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