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podcast episode 4

November 16, 2016

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Episode 4 is live! Grab a coup of tea, one of your craft projects, and let’s get cozy!

What I’m working on

Still knitting on a pair of Hermione’s Everyday Socks, using Opal yarn from the ‘Der kleine Prinz’ collection.

Finished Objects

I finished the Building Blocks Shawl by Stephen West! This was the annual MKAL 2016 pattern. Click here to see my ravelry project page. I’m quite happy with the result – it is huge! And I love the colors and yarn I chose – tosh merino light is just soooo squishy and warm! However, I would not know this pattern again as it was a rather boring knit in my opinion.
 

Thank you so much for watching! If you’d like to get in touch or see what I’m up to, follow me on ravelryinstagram, or youtube – I’m “FroggedDesigns” on all social media platforms.
Happy creating!
shop news

back in the game

October 16, 2016

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The shop is open again! WOOHOO!

I just added this adorable ‘oh deer’ collection to the shop. Do you need a new project bag? Maybe even a huge one for the warm and cozy fall sweater you are working on?

There are plenty of regular project bags and XL project bags in the shop, along with matching needle holders to keep your needles and stitches in a safe place.

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Click here to grab one of the scalloped needle holders (and the large version).

fullsizeoutput_2024 Or if you need to something bright and modern to sweeten the gray fall days, there is also this pattern available for 15cm needles and 20cm needles. Just looking at these makes me so happy!

I hope you have a wonderful start to your week!

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podcast episode 3

October 14, 2016
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Episode 3!

What I’m working on
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.
Last but not least, I’m working on the first clue of the WestKnits 2016 MKAL “building blocks” shawl. Click here to see my yarn choice and progress.

Finished Objects

I finished plying some SC grown natural merino yarn. 480 meters of sport weight yarn will probably be turned into a toddler’s sweater.

Shop Update

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 ravelryinstagram, or youtube – I’m “FroggedDesigns” on all social media platforms.

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breathing space sweater

October 6, 2016

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Hooray, I have a finish object to share! The breathing space sweater by Veera Välimäki is done!

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!

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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.

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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?

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Check my ravelry project page for information on the needles I used, more FO pictures and some in-progress pictures!

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podcast episode 2

September 30, 2016

screen-shot-2016-09-30-at-19-52-59Aaand episode 2 of my podcast is live!

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!

Finished Objects

After more than 2 years, I finally finished the Elfreide scarf! Separate blog post with pictures will follow soon(ish).

Stash enhancement

Added Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece by Gail Callahan to my book collection. So excited to learn some fiber dyeing techniques and play with color this fall!

Thank you so much for watching! I’d love to connect with you via ravelry, instagram, or youtube – I’m “FroggedDesigns” on all social media platforms :)