The Lime & Violet Knit Along!

Fans of the Lime and Violet Podcast can show their colors with Lisa Souza Lime & Violet sock yarn. The projects are as varied as Lime & Violet's audience -- the common thread is the awesome yarn.

Monday, October 30, 2006

First sock done



I finished my first sleep sock. Now I need to buy new needles before I can start the next one. I am tired of the 8 inch dpns. As much as I love the pattern, yarn, and want to wear my socks I am afraid of losing an eye.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Pattern Ideas???

Thank you all so much for allowing me to join the L&V KAL. I purchased my yarn a while back, and I'm hoping I can create something worthy of Lisa Souza's yarn, and Lime & Violet's name.

I've had several project ideas, but I'm having a really hard time deciding which project will do it justice.

What are you guys working on, and how's it working out for you?

Sonya aka Shorty

Friday, October 27, 2006

my project for the KAL




I have become fixated on shawls and this is my second one ( the first was in off white cotton) This is my also my second lace pattern. I am really pleased with the way yarn is forming diagonal stripes which are easier to see since I have knitted 3 or so more inches since I took this picture.

I've finally got pictures to share

Well here is the first of my very own L&V BFL that will get woven.

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I'm very happy with the way it's coming out. I've got a fingering weight so it will have a very nice drape when it's done.

Hey Violet, did you hear the Brenda now has a loom? What are you waitng for?

Cheeky

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

L&V Roving in living color!



Okay here is my roving. This is as far as I have gotten as I don't have a free wheel yet. What I should be doing is:

1) Decide which kerflushing wheel I'm going to use to spin this stuff (50/50 Merino/Silk

2) Decide on a item that I will knit! 8 oz isn't very much, yet it is a lot in other ways. I've ruled out socks and sweaters.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

More Sock Patterns!

Theresa, of Knitting Underway and Amazing Lace fame, has compiled a fabulous list of sock patterns, and has graciously allowed us to link to them. Theresa is a sock knitter extraordinaire - she has completed 98 pairs of socks, (yes, ninety-eight!) and has pairs 99, 100, 101 and 102 in progress.

Check out the patterns if you're still looking for the perfect one!

Monday, October 23, 2006

Rippit!!

I have now frogged three different patterns. But I will not give up. This yarn is great to work with, but finding the right pattern is a challenge.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

My hello and project update

Hi,
I'm combining my yippii I joined and got my yarn post with my I cast on and am loving the yarn post. I am making the heelless sleeping socks from Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush. My biggest issue is dpn length. My spare size 2 dpns could be used for barbecue skewers. I need to make a trip to the lys and buy two more sets of size 2 dpns. Otherwise I may lose an eye.

I finally found a pattern

Ugh, after my first failed attempted of trying to knit a scarf, I'm trying another lace pattern scarf. It's one that I found in Interweave Knits Magazine. So wish me luck!

Friday, October 20, 2006

What's a woman to do?

Ellen: Get anothe spinning wheel! LMAO

Jaywalker mods

I was asked what I did to make my Jaywalkers smaller - so an update! I knit loosely and have a small foot and when I just follow a pattern it's way too big for me.

I used size 1 (started with dpn's and then changed to 2 circulars) and cast on 68 stitches. I made myself a chart with the pattern - where Kathy said 76 or 84 cast on I wrote 68 or 60 figuring that she had a difference of 8. I used the 68 stitch cast on based on my gauge and foot size, 17 stitches per 4 needles. In the pattern she uses either 7 or 8 knits in between the increases and decreases so I used 6 (I would have used 5 if I did the 60 stitch cast on.

Again I made a chart for the heel and did the flap on 17 stitches and adjusted it all accordingly. You can tell from the pattern how many stitches to adjust when the designer gives you 2 sizes. If you want to go smaller or larger, just do the same adjustment.

I hope that made sense K, when I first started socks and knitting and changing patterns, it was hard, kind of like when you learn to cook and don't deviate from a recipe.

But knitting IS just like cooking. It's fine to deviate (and encouraged in certain circles) and makes things interesting. But while I'm learning I like to lean on the recipe a bit. Part of my multiple casting on for these socks was because I cast on 76 the first time and then 60 the next. And 68 has become my magic number! But my current pair is 60 stitches on size 0's so again, you have to vary your numbers based on the yarn and your.........gauge swatch!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Finally got my Jaywalkers done!



I cast on my LimeNViolet yarn many, many times. I tried a few different patterns, and then settled (decided) on the Jaywalkers. I finally changed the pattern to be a 6 stitch repeat and ended up with a wonderful pair of socks that actually fit me!

Here they are in progress... and then magically done!

More on http://outinthewoods.typepad.com/woolyeyes

I have more of this yarn! I didn't use up an entire skein on this pair, I usually like a shorter sock and I have small feet, but I purchased 3 skeins, so I will definitely be checking out some other patterns. But this is my first Jaywalker, and I'm pleased to have used this yarn for it! I've already worn them a few times! Lovely!

Decisions, Decisions...

Okay, I got a bunch of spinning wheels...but I now cannot decide which one to use!

1) Reeves 30" wheel-right now I'm working on the last 1 lb of shetland roving for one of my Productive knitters project.

2) Reeves 24" wheel-right now has alpaca roving that is almost finished, but I prefer the 30" wheel.

3) Mazurka wheel-in the living room, but often knocked over and sat on by the resident dogs (Takes a licking and keeps on spinning!) Also has alpaca on it with a lot more to go. Since it is next to my computer I get very distracted.

Any suggestions?

One Is The Loneliest Sock



I've not even cast on for the second sock! I suck.

Maybe the solution is to use a totally different pattern.

This sock is simple stockinette, except for the ribbing around the top, which is 4x4.

Man, this is one squishy, comfy sock though!

How is everyone else progressing?

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

I received my L&V BFL Roving last nite and I can't wait to get started spinning. I will try to post pictures but that may have to wait until the weekend.

Cheeky

Monday, October 16, 2006

Go!

Hello? Anybody got an idea for me?

Okay, other than socks...I wonder what other people are doing out there. I am looking wistfully at my Lime-N-Violet yarncake...what do you want to be? She isn't answering, she seems to be taunting me, daring me to figure her out - how alluring she is - come on man! I'd love to hear some ideas, maybe some lace that would look great in this colorway? I'm just scared to start. Is anyone else struggling with pattern choice? I mean, this could be a long ride if I can't get off the ground!:) I would be eternally grateful for any thoughts or direction knit-a-long pals...

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Ready to get my knit on!

 Hey girls! My name is Sarah, I'm from Florida and this is my first KAL - I just ordered my Lime & Violet stash - can't wait to pick a pattern and get started!


Sarah




Lets Get This Party Started

SERIOUSLY !!!
I finally settled on a pattern.
Bev Love
bookshookssticks.blogspot.com

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Ready To Go

Hi! I haven't introduced myself yet. I'm Shannan. I've got my yarn all wound up and ready to go. I'll be knitting socks, of course.

Monday, October 09, 2006

I'm Ready!

Ok, I'm wound and ready to go. Friday can't come fast enough!

Friday, October 06, 2006

Hooray!

It is SO great to see so many people joining the knitalong! Yay for Lisa Souza Lime and Violet Yarn and yay for you!

Wow, I never was a cheerleader but I totally felt like one for just a moment there.

In other news, if you are working on a hockey mask, you do NOT have to knit it. The only thing tying (man, I love puns) us together is our common yarn (well, colorway, for you roving people -- I have GOT to get some of that soon) so you can make that hockey mask in whatever fashion you wish!

In other other news, check out this gorgeous photo in our favorite colorway:



A gorgeous photo from photographer Sherry Skinner. You can see more of her work HERE.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

It's comforting to know that I'm not the only person who has joined the L&V KAL who is spinning their own yarn our of Lisa's fiber. Not sure why that's so but it is.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Count me in!

Well my Lime and Violet yarn arrived yesterday! Squee (as the girls would say) I figured I'd ought to join up and they are responible for my new obsession with socks (not that that is a bad thing) Anyway I wound my yarn today, so fun! I was thinking Snakes on a sock would be a good pattern to try, but since the yarn popped off my ball winder and i had to shove it back on, I'm wondering if I should wait to see the alien baby socks, since my ball now resembles an alien head shape! I am also doing the socktoberfest KAL, and want to try to ge these done since I think htey are fun colors for Halloween!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Joining in the fray

Okay, the fiber is on order and I'm throwing my hat in the ring....BUT....I first must spin the fiber! So that will complicate things for me. Insanity...naw....not when we are talking about merino/silk blends ;)

Yarns Here!

I can testify, like all the rest of you, that my yarn arrived with super-duper-fast-shipping! It is quite a bit thicker than I thought it would be and I'm just curious about what needle size everyone is going to be using.

As far as patterns to knit it with............ if anyone wants to 'kill two birds with one stone', I have started a MY FIRST TOE UPS blog to celebrate Socktoberfest. If you have been dying to try knitting socks from the toe up this is the stop for you! There are plenty of toe-up patterns listed in the sidebar. I will be choosing one of those patterns to use for my Lime and Violet yarn. Stop by for visit.

Just joined....

and I ordered the yarn in merino sock version on Sunday. I think I might actually combine two things and makethem with the Snakes on a Sock pattern, which appeals to me for a number of reasons (not least the title!). amysue