The Lazy Knitter podcast – episode 11: A parade of FO’s

Hello Everyone!

I’m finally back with another episode of The Lazy Knitter podcast! In this episode I have about a billion (okay not really) finished objects, a wip and a catch up.

 

Where to find me?

  • Instagram: renee_kies.
  • Ravelry: Alazybeauty.
  • Youtube channel: The Lazy Knitter
  • My designs: Renée Kies

Finished objects

  • Wrath: Pattern designed by me (not yet released). Yarn is Fernerwolle Sommernachtsreigen in color 81. Knit on 2.5 mm (US 1,5) needles.
  • Princess Buttercup: Pattern is PB&W by Adrienne Fong. Yarn is Belday HOME strumpfgarn 4-fach color 182. Knit on 2.5 mm (US 1,5) needles.
  • Lumberjack: Pattern designed by me (not yet released). Yarns used are: Regia 4-fädig in 02080 (white) and 00324 (navy) and RICO Superba Klassik 4-fädig in 103 (red).  Knit on 2.5 mm (US 1,5) and 2.75 mm (US 2) needles.
  • Gaia: Pattern is Gaia by Marie Adeline. Yarn is Austermann Merino Lace in color 3, used held double. Knit on 4.0 mm (US 6) needles.
  • Exploration Station: Pattern is Exploration station by Stephen West. Yarns used are: Regia 4-fädig in 00324 (navy, color A), Craftfulness in Waddenzee (light blue, B), Nerd girl yarns in Kansas city lights (multicolour, C) and Regia 4-fädig in unknown beige color (D). Knit on 4.0 mm (US 6).
  • Hey Meow!: Pattern designed by me (not yet released). Yarns used are Zeeman super soft in 81 (grey) and 30 (pink). Knit on 3.5 mm (US 4) and 4.0 mm (US 6).
  • Gluttony: Pattern is gluttony designed by me. Yarn is ONline Linie 3 Trend collection Supersocke 100 in 242. Knit on 2.5 mm (US 1,5).

Works in progress

  • Lived in: Pattern is LivedIn by Alicia Plummer. Yarn is DROPS Bomull-lin in 11 (beige). Knit on 5.5 mm (US 9) and 6.5 mm (US 10,5).
  • Woodrush cardigan: Pattern is Woodrush by Allison Green. Yarn is Zeeman Royal in grey. Knit on 4.5 mm (US 7).

Spinning

Shopping

Knitting plans

 

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The Lazy Knitter – episode 7

Hello everyone!

This weeks episode is a little shorter as my week has revolved around spinning, spinning and more spinning due to Tour the Fleece. Nevertheless I still have an FO to show you and some wips to discuss. One unhappy project gets ripped out! I hope you enjoyed this episode!

Where to find me?

  • Instagram: renee_kies.
  • Ravelry: Alazybeauty.
  • Youtube channel: The Lazy Knitter
  • My designs: Renée Kies

Finished objects

Works in progress (or not)

  • Soleado Mitts: pattern is Soleado mitts by Feathered Whale Knits (paid pattern). I’m using a variety of leftover yarn. Size S. Knit on 2.5 mm (Us 1.5) and 3.0 mm (US 2.5) needles. FROGGED!
  • Fox paws cowl: pattern is fox paws by Xandy Peters (paid pattern). Yarn is Artesano Alpaca Silk 4 ply in Fawn, Robins egg, Violet Blue, and Signal blue. Modified by starting with a provisional cast on. Will finish by grafting ends together to create a cowl. Also only using 4 colors and will keep the same order of colors throughout. Knit on 3.5 mm (US 4).
  • Sneaker socks: own design. Yarn is Wollbutt Calgary in 6072 (green gradient). Knit on 2.25 (US 1) and 2.5 (US 1.5).

Shopping

  • Mini batts by Dutchwooldiva. Pack of 10 assorted 10 gram mini batts and 6 loose 10 gram mini batts.

Spinning

Knitting plans

  • Take it easy: my hands and body are tired from spinning so much so I want to take it easy with my knitting.
  • Work on sneaker socks. I would like to finish these before the next episode.
  • Maybe pick up my fox paws?

The Lazy Knitter – episode 6

Hello Everyone,

I’m so sorry for being so slow in getting this episodes’s show notes up! I hope you enjoyed the episode and if you haven’t watched it yet I have linked the video here below.

Where to find me?

  • Instagram: renee_kies.
  • Ravelry: Alazybeauty.
  • Youtube channel: The Lazy Knitter
  • My designs: Renée Kies

Finished objects

  • Molly weasley blanket: no real pattern, knit using fingering weight yarn scraps and minis. Knit on 2.75 mm needles (US 2).
  • Vanilla socks: No specific pattern. Will do a traditional afterthought heel. Yarn is Regia by Arne & Carlos in colorway Star night (3653). Knit on 2.5 mm needles (US 1.5).

Works in progress

Cast on all the things.

Spinning

Knitting plans

  • all about the spinning this week due to Tour de Fleece
  • Cast on a new design
  • Finish soleado mitts?
  • Continue test for exploding lines

 

The Lazy Knitter podcast – episode 5

Hello Everyone!

Time flies when you’re having fun: episode 5 already! I feel like this week really had me feeling a lot more comfortable in front of the camera. There’s a lot of random chatter and quite some yarn shopping. As well as finished objects, designer chatter and works in progress.

Where to find me?

  • Instagram: renee_kies.
  • Ravelry: Alazybeauty.
  • Youtube channel: The Lazy Knitter
  • My designs: Renée Kies

Finished objects

  • Molly weasley blanket: no real pattern, knit using fingering weight yarn scraps and minis. Knit on 2.75 mm needles (US 2).
  • Jumping stones dishcloth: own design. Action Made by me Multi. 100% cotton yarn (fingering weight). Knit on 3.00 mm (US2.5) needles.
  • Exploding lines dishcloth: own design. Action Made by me Multi. 100% cotton yarn (fingering weight). Knit on 3.00 mm (US2.5) needles.
  • Blocked waves: own design. main yarn is G-B Wolle sprint in 685 (grey). CC1: Opal for Ladies & Gentlemen in Lebendig. CC2: Rico design Superba 100 Klassik 4-fädig in 103. CC3: ONline Linie 3 Supersocke 100 in 61. CC4: Drops Fabel in 111. Knit on 2.5 mm needles (US 1.5).

Works in progress

  • Vanilla socks: No specific pattern. Will do a traditional afterthought heel. Yarn is Regia by Arne & Carlos in colorway Star night (3653). Knit on 2.5 mm needles (US 1.5).
  • Fox paws cowl: pattern is fox paws by Xandy Peters (paid pattern). Yarn is Artesano Alpaca Silk 4 ply in Fawn, Robins egg, Violet Blue, and Signal blue. Modified by starting with a provisional cast on. Will finish by grafting ends together to create a cowl. Also only using 4 colors and will keep the same order of colors throughout. Knit on 3.5 mm (US 4).
  • Woodrush cardigan: pattern is woodrush cardigan by Allison Green (paid pattern). Knit in Zeeman Royal in grey. Knit on 4.5 mm (US 7) needles.

Shopping

Knitting plans

  • Cast on 1 secret sock design.
  • Do some crochet.
  • Finish Jumping stones test.
  • Continue Serpentine test.

 

The Lazy Knitter Podcast – episode 3

Hello everyone!

Thanks again for all the lovely comments and responses to the second episode. This week is a little shorter (it’s so close to the next episode due to the delay that I kept it a little shorter. i’ll go more into detail next episode!) and slightly delayed due to illness. I recorded with my phone and an external microphone for the first time so I’m very curious to hear what you think of it!

Here are the show notes for the third episode of The lazy Knitter podcast.

Where to find me?

  • Instagram: renee_kies.
  • Ravelry: Alazybeauty.
  • Youtube channel: The Lazy Knitter
  • My designs: Renée Kies

Finished objects

I also show off my (finally!) blocked Waiting for rain shawl.

Works in progress

  • Vanilla socks: No specific pattern. Will do a traditional afterthought heel. Yarn is Regia by Arne & Carlos in colorway Star night (3653). Knit on 2.5 mm needles (US 1.5).
  • Thistle socks: own design. Yarn is World of yarn, the knitting traveler limited edition, colourway Frozen Rainbows. Knit on 2.5 mm needles (US 1.5).
  • Unnamed socks: own design. main yarn is G-B Wolle sprint in 685 (grey). CC1: Opal for Ladies & Gentlemen in Lebendig. CC2: Rico design Superba 100 Klassik 4-fädig in 103. CC3: ONline Linie 3 Supersocke 100 in 61. CC4: Drops Fabel in 111. Knit on 2.5 mm needles (US 1.5). Looking for name suggestions. If I pick your suggestion you get a free pattern of your choice from my Ravelry store.

Knitting plans

  • Finish the second thistle sock.
  • Finish the second unnamed sock.
  • Write out charts for Serpentine pattern.
  • Take pretty project pictures (serpentine, waiting for rain, all the dishcloths).
  • Get Serpentine pattern into testing.

That’s all for this week! See you next episode!

Love,

Renée

Casting on: Yippee Kai-mei!

Hello Everyone!

I have a new project to share with you today! On friday I showed you the first finished sock of my Thorin oakenshield sock. They’re pretty fun and the result is great, but the little bobbles are quite fiddley. I needed a quick break and so cast on a different sock! Once I finish the first sock of the new pair, I’ll cast on the second Thorin sock. I thought this was smart, but I’m now regretting it a little. I’ll have two socks finished but I can’t wear them straight after finishing. I also had to improvise a lot on the Thorin socks and although i think i’ll be able to replicate the first, if i wait to long I’m now suspecting I won’t. Add to that that i’ve ended up changing some of the numbers on my new sock and then forgetting to write those down… oops!  I think i have them all figured out now but we’ll only see for sure when i get to that second sock. Sigh, sock drama! They’re lucky they’re pretty and cozy!

The new sock is Kai-mei by Cookie A. I saw that someone else had named theirs Yippee Kai-mei and that name stuck. It just sounds so much more fun!

I’m using the same yarn I used for my Dawlish last year and that I have used for another pair since (but i don’t think I ever shared them here). It’s lovely and soft and is holding up well even if the socks get a little fuzzy. The colours are just so amazing!

The leg of the sock is all ribbing. Pretty and soothing after the complicated pattern of the Thorin’s. But it turns out I got sick of it pretty soon anyway. Happens sometimes. I’m just not that excited about knitting these socks. As a matter of a fact, or 2 days now I haven’t even touched my knitting! I spent my free time playing Pokemon on my laptop instead. I was too tired to have to focus on the pattern and my knitting. It is new for me though. Ever since starting to knit a year ago I don’t think i’ve ever not knit a little everyday. Even just a few stitches.

This is about where I am now. The leg looks super long! I’ve never worn socks this long, I usually fold the tops over because i get pressure marks really easily and they hurt (and no my socks aren’t tight). I think because these are hand knit and fit fine they will be okay. And i just didn’t think to shorten the leg really…

 

Love,  Renée

Tadaa: Hermione’s Everyday socks

Hello Everyone!

I’m sorry for being away for such a long time. Somehow a lot of things ended up getting in the way and the blog got a bit left behind. But I’m back now! And i have some finished things to share! Today I’m sharing my latest pair of socks, Hermione’s everyday socks. I love everything Harry Potter, so the name of these socks is a great bonus, but the pattern is also very nice. A must make. They’re so amazingly comfortable!

Pattern: Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder.

Yarn: 2 balls of Drops Delight in colour 12.

Time: Ravelry says I started these socks on the 7th of October and that I finished them on the 28th. However, I didn’t constantly work on these, i put them down for about a week after finishing the first sock and put them in between too. I’d say it took me 4-5 days per sock, so about 10 days.

Experience: I loved knitting these! I would like to make another pair soon. These wear amazingly, the yarn is super soft and does well in the washing machine (it came out even softer). They keep my feet lovely and warm and aren’t itchy in the slightest.

As you can see here the yarn does have a slight fluffy halo.

I really love these. It’s nice to wear bright colorful socks! And hand knits socks are turning into quite the addiction! They’re really a treat to wear, like a little hug for my feet! (Totally stole that line, but it’s so true!)

Love, Renée