wiwo wednesday vol. 22

August 5, 2015

Dang I can’t believe summer is halfway over – already! Time is just passing too quickly.
There’s a personal update at the end of the post. If you’re just interested in crafts – great! Enjoy the short projects update and see you next time. If you’re wondering what I’ve been up to scroll down and I’ll tell you 🙂
A new sweater is on my needles! It’s the ‘gable’ sweater by Hannah Fettig and it’s a joy to knit. I’m knitting it out of Wollmeise Lace yarn. Knitting a sweater out of lace weight is a tiny bit crazy but I’m enjoying it. It’s a great travel knit because it’s lightweight and takes up very little space.

And there’s another sweater on the needles. This one is pretty tiny though. It’s gonna be either a Christmas ornament or a key fob. Because the world obviously needs tiny sweater, duh!

And last but not least (knitting-wise) is a pair of vanilla socks out of Wollmeise Twin. I’m using up all the leftovers from my exploration station shawl (no worries, I’ll share it soon! I just have to find someone in Munich who knows how to operate a DSLR) so this is a ‘scrap project’, although 90 grams of fingering weight might not qualify as scraps…

On my wheel there is a gorgeous hand-painted combed top by raven ridge. I bought the top in Missoula, MT last summer and it was hand dyed in Montana. Yarn and fiber are the best souvenirs, right? It’s 85% polwarth and 15% tussah. It feels very fluffy and luxurious, I can’t wait to knit it into something beautiful. I’m halfway through spinning the top and I’m still debating whether to make a two ply yarn for a hat or a single for a shawl…

I’m vending at two big craft fairs this year – the Wollfestival Cologne (August 15-16) and Wollfest Regensburg (September 5-6) so looots of project bags, knitting needle cases, etc. are in the making.
I can’t wait to share pictures of my craft fair booth with you – it’s gonna be amazing if I may say so 🙂

That’s all that I’m currently working on. I’m reading the first book of the outlander series – it is really addictive! I watched the first season in just two weeks and bought the first book just before I finished watching the last episode.

What are you working on?

So on a more personal level, here’s why I’ve been rather quiet around the internet:
I’m working full time. Well, I should rather say I’m internshipping full time. But working sounds more mature. I’m doing an HRM internship at the global assignments department at BMW Munich. It is amazing, to put it in one sentence. I can’t believe I only have one more week (and two weeks of paid vacation) left. At the end of the month I’ll be moving back to my hometown to write my Bachelor’s thesis and then I’ll be done with my undergraduate studies in February. Please don’t ask what I’ll be doing after graduating because I can’t answer that question – yet.

Also, craft fair preparations have kept me quite busy. I’ve been designing, sewing and packing products and building a proper craft fair booth. A big THANK YOU to my parents who always support me no matter what crazy ideas I come up with. If you’re in Germany and looking to buy a new project bag or two (or three… nobody’s judging here), I’d love to meet you at Cologne or Regensburg! If you can’t make that’s a shame, but you can still shop my stuff online. The online shop will be restocked properly in September.

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  • Reply Tired Teacher August 6, 2015 at 15:29

    Congratulations on completing an internship and being so close to finishing your degree.

    I've seen patterns for the tiny sweaters but have never knit one. I hope you will post photos of the finished sweater.

    Vanilla socks are the best, in my opinion, and are the only ones I knit anymore. While lacy socks are beautiful, who needs socks with holes purposefully knit into them?

    • Reply froggeddesigns August 6, 2015 at 15:32

      I love the look of lace socks but the only pair I made turned out waaay too big and looked floppy and cheap. Also, I love knitting socks when I'm out and about but if I have to count my stitches and look at a pattern it's not really portable anymore.

      I'll definitely post a picture when I finish the tiny sweater 🙂

  • Reply Tahnee August 8, 2015 at 14:30

    Lovely projects, and knitting a sweater in laceweight is certainly impressive! What craft fair is actually in Cologne? Not living in Germany but Cologne is actually not too far from where I live, never heard of any craft events there though.

  • Reply Noget Uldent August 9, 2015 at 18:06

    wonderful news that you're almost done and that it has been such a joy. I Use my bag from you every day almost and can highly recommend them. You really put a lot of work into them and I can't wait to see pictures from your boot.

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