I got my package yesterday that I hinted at! It is a test knitting package for a pair of socks from Lime of the Lime & Violet knitting podcast (hellloooo, they totally talked about me in their last podcast, watchout, minor celebrity coming through) & a gorgeous ball of hand dyed yarn, that Lime dyed herself. This yarn is so soft & scrumptious, mmmmmm……
Those colors totally speak to me, little voices in my head that say “knitmeknitmeknitme”. So I did! I took it with me to our Santa Barbara knit group last night at Java Station to cast on. Right. I got through the ribbing just fine but with 2 different kind of cakes to distract me (1 the lovely Susie baked in honor of Erin’s last week here, which is actually next week now yippee;o), the other cake Erin brought from Carvel’s) and all kinds of photography talk, new jobs talk, moving talk, I had a bit of trouble paying attention to the first two rows of the leg pattern. I bitched, sharpened my brittany birches with my nail file, ripped it out, started over (thank god it was only 2 rows!) and then put it away until I got home. Yeah, I pulled it out as soon as I got home (10:15, quick trip to Kmart on my way home) and had NO trouble at all working the pattern. I guess it shows that you can knit & do somethings but be at knit group & you may just F things up pretty badly. So this is how we are getting along after half an hour last night.
Isn’t she pretty??
And, other big news, where are my snaredrums when I need them?, I finished the first Miramar legwarmer! Yippee!! It only took me a total of 4.5 hours to knit top to bottom. That was a hell of a lot faster than I expected! Tracy did a hell of a job with picking the fair isle design, it goes so smoothly.
So I cast on for the second one & will try to zip through it also. My goal is to finish the second legwarmer & then work solely on the Lime socks. Rather happy knitting I think!