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!

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4 responses to “Lime-y socks (actually more Violet in color but whatever)

  1. 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. 🙂

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

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  3. 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

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  4. 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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