Episode 2 - The Return of the Cast

Blossom in London - Spring! yay!

Happy Spring Pom Pom people! We hope the weather is improving where you are. There is blossom here in London, and occasionally some sunshine. Just in case Spring hasn't quite sprung yet where you are (and even if it has) we bring you Pomcast 2, to help ease any Spring blues.

If you want to listen to Sophie and Lydia chat about life, knitting and everything (and say 'lovely' about a million times!) you can listen to Pomcast 2 here:

(pssst – if you are trying to listen on a mobile device you need the Soundcloud app).

Here's what we talked about:

Tell and Tell

The part of the show where we get down to business and talk projects! Lydia is still working on Quadrillion (get a move on Lydz!) but has managed to finish a new pair of Tuuli Mitts from PPQ7. Meanwhile, Sophie has finished a lovely hat, Irving by Jared Flood in Berroco Blackstone Tweed.

Lydia's Tuuli Mitts from PPQ7


Sophie's Irving Hat


Pom Pom went to Unravel 2014, and mingled with some excellent knitting types.

Pom Pom at Unravel 2014

You can find out more about the wonderful people we mentioned here:

Little Grey Sheep || John Arbon || Tincanknits || Fyberspates || Alafoss || Rachel Coopey || Susan Crawford

British Stein Lace Yarn from The Little Grey Sheep - yum! 

We also mentioned our Summer photo shoot; here's a sneak peak for you! Spot our birds of paradise?


Why not join our KAL? It finishes pretty soon, but we host one every quarter. Just post any Pom Pom project to win exciting prizes. This quarter our prize comes from the wonderful and very talented dyer Linda of Kettle Yarn Co.


Sophie and Lydia reviewed the lovely Knitbot Yoked by Hannah Fettig, Sophie's pick of the book is the Birdie Fair Isle Cardigan, whereas Lydia's fave is the Willard Fair Isle Pullover.


In this episode Sophie interviews artist, knitter, designer and sometime Pom Pom contributor Anna Maltz. Anna talks about the genesis of the naked suits (see PPQ8), her work in schools and with the Ricefield Collective, and exactly what sort of odd person she is (i.e. an awesome one).  Anna has a design coming up in the next issue of Pom Pom... so watch this space.

Colour of the Cast

Orange radio at Pom Pom HQ

... is Orange! You've been tangoed!

Take a look at the lovely orange yarn we discussed:
|| Uncommon Thread || Brooklyn Tweed 

Top 3

...crisp flavours. Lydia and Sophie go head to head, and Lydia reveals her favourite crisp-based snack.

So thanks for listening and reading! Please send all your feedback or contributions to podcast@pompommag.com - we would love to hear your jokes, stories and top five lists. And tell us what you are making, eating, thinking etc.

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

Pom on!