As discussed in the last episode, I casted on the bray cap by Jared Flodd, using the new Brooklyn Tweed Shelter yarn in the narwhale colorway. I’m also knitting on a pair of Hermione’s Everyday Socks using Opal sock yarn from the ‘Der kleine Prinz’ collection.
I finished plying some SC grown natural merino yarn. 480 meters of sport weight yarn will probably be turned into a toddler’s sweater.
The online shop is open!
The next shop update will be Sunday, October 16. I’ll add more project bags, needle holders and more!
Thank you so much for watching and for being patient with me while I figure out a podcast routine! I’d love to connect with you via ravelry, instagram, or youtube – I’m “FroggedDesigns” on all social media platforms.
If you watched the last podcast episode, you’ve already seen this. But a finished sweater deserves a blog post, right? I was in Bavaria last weekend for a family reunion and my mom offered to take pictures of my newly finished sweater. Thanks, mom!
The yarn I used is Madelintosh “Tosh Merino Light” (TML) in the color ways “Manor” and “Weathered Frame”. I love the color combination! It is neutral so I can wear it often, yet it is not the standard gray or navy I tend to wear.
It turned out a little bit on the big side (at least around the yoke), but I’m happy with the fit since I don’t like very snug fitting sweaters. The yarn is a dream – it is lightweight, fluffy, and warm. I purchased the yarn at Brooklyn General Store in New York City in June (click here and here to see pictures of my NYC adventure). Thanks, Sam, for helping me decide which color combination to pick!
Oh and it took me less than three months from acquisition to using up the yarn. Pretty impressive, right? Especially since I have some yarn in my stash that I’ve had for over 8 years… oops.
Last but not least, a goofy jumping picture! Because everyone needs to jump every once in a while, right?
Check my ravelry project page for information on the needles I used, more FO pictures and some in-progress pictures!
I think I need to bring a friend on the show because I’m way too serious and not dorky enough when I’m alone in a room with just a laptop.
What I’m working on
This week I’m doing sweater surgery on my ravello sweater! I added some length to the sleeves and I have yet to figure out how I want to alter the neckline. Check out my ravelry project page for more details!
That’s all I have on the needles right now (except for some vanilla socks), but I’m planning lots of new projects!
I’ve had the idea to start a podcast last year in the summer. Back then I was living in Munich in a tiny apartment so the location was not ideal. Then came lots of other excuses (busy with school, knitting mojo gone so nothing to share, internship abroad so no props/ talented photographers close by, etc.). You can always come up with an excuse not to start something that seems intimidating at first. This month’s motivational text in my GTWB planner is 1 idea in action is better than 100 ideas on deck so it only seemed appropriate to just start my podcast today.
So here is my first, very imperfect podcast episode: