A good podcast is like a hangout with people you really enjoy. I’ve plugged in recently to the mighty women of Pom Pom Quarterly, whose Pomcast is a groove of rambling-in-a-charming-way conversation with interesting folks in the knitting world.
Recently, Lydia Gluck and Sophie Scott corralled Tom van Deijnen, whose site Tom of Holland has been a favorite rabbit hole of mine for a while. Visible mending, darning, making things last by taking care of them. Tom is the sort of guy who will knit an old-school gansey on size 1 needles, just to see how it goes.
(Here’s a classic Tom post about a brilliant weaver and dyer, Ethel Mairet.)
Most thrilling is the fact that I got to hear Tom say his last name: it’s van dinin’. Man, did I have that wrong.
Breaking news revealed in this Pomcast: Pom Pom co-founder Meghan Fernandes recently had a baby, Sabine. We met Meghan at the yarn show in Washington in June, and I have to say I was pretty sure she was expecting something. Sending joyful congratulations to Meghan and family on creating a new target for tiny little handknits. Sleep later! Babies are babies only for a minute.