shop news

back in the game

October 16, 2016


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.


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
 MKAL progress clue 1
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.


breathing space sweater

October 6, 2016


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!


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!


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 :)


podcast episode 1

September 18, 2016

TMLI’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:


What I’m Working On

This week I’m working on a pair of vanilla socks, using Opal rainforest sock yarn (color way ‘Mira – die Geheimagentin’).I’m also knitting on the never-ending cable scarf Elfreide, designed by Lucy Sweatband for the Wool People 2 collection by Brooklyn Tweed.

Finished Objects

I finished a pair of vanilla socks, made out of Malabrigo sock yarn scraps.

The third color affection shawl I knitted is also done. This is a popular design by Veera Välimäki of rain knitwear designs. Click here to see all the dirty details about which yarns I used, needles, etc. on my revelry project page.

Last but not least, I finished the breathing space sweater, another design by Veera Välimäki.

Planning phase

At the end of the podcast, I am having a hard time deciding which colors of tosh merino light to choose for the mystery knit along (MKAL) that Stephen West of West Knits is hosting next month.

Thank you so much for watching! I really appreciate your support and cannot wait to go down further this mysterious rabbit hole called podcasting 😉