Lime-y socks (actually more Violet in color but whatever)

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!


4 thoughts on “Lime-y socks (actually more Violet in color but whatever)

  1. Anonymous

    Where do I start?! First, I love that you were in Lime&Violet’s podcast! I really do feel honored to be in your presence (picture me bowing…okay, not really :)) And the sock yarn? It’s the Santa Barbara sunset! Very very pretty… I wonder if she is going to make more for selling… just a thought, Lime, if you read this 🙂 I am excited to see what the pattern does. Okay. Now. The Miramar legwarmer. I LOVE IT! I knew it was going to be a great pattern, but Wow! Niiiice job. 🙂


  2. Anonymous

    those socks are amazing looking already, can’t wait until I can get my hands on that pattern and try them myself.


  3. Anonymous

    I love the legwarmers! I have not ventured into the world of fair isle yet myself. Someday…maybe… 🙂

    I’m so glad you like the colors of the yarn I sent. I had another skein that’s all pink, orange, and brown. I so wanted to send that one to you but it’s half the size of the one I sent and just wasn’t enough yarn to do a pair by itself.

    I’ve had several other people look at my dyed yarn and tell me I need to go into business. It is something I want to do, but I’ve been so swamped with L&V stuff lately that I’ve been putting the dying off. I’m hoping to be able to focus more on it though by the end of the year.

    Miss Lime


  4. Anonymous

    Hey if you have the time, energy & money to go into dyeing yarn to sell it I say go for it!! There are never enough hand dyed sock yarns out there if you ask me! I do like the feel of the superwash you sent. It’s got almost a silk quality to it & that makes me happy. I can’t wait to finish & block & wear them.


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