Neecie's Knits

My burning need for yet more sock yarn

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

I've moved...

My blog that is. Just wanted to start fresh, so check it out.

Sock Fanatic

Monday, April 09, 2007

Undulating Ribs...Done

I just finished & i have to say that I really like these. Now to figure out what pattern to do next.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Sock Madness "Loser" socks

So, let's be honest here...I hated the pattern for the recent round of sock madness. I just don't do cuffed ankle socks, sorry. Anyway, due to that & the fact that i have a nerve pinched that makes my thumb & index finger tingle, i decided to sit out this round and let my competitor win. I was joined by another competitor in the boycotting of the pattern. So, we decided to do our own pattern for this round. We decided on the Undulating Ribs pattern from "Favorite Socks". I'm a couple hours away from having both socks done, but here's what the first one looks like...

I have to say that I'm realling liking the pattern & how it looks. I was hoping to have them done in time to wear for Easter, today. They're pastel, so they seemed perfect. oh well!

A few of us also hit a few yarn stores on Saturday. One of them was having a sale and I did a bit of damage there. I'll go over that tomorrow & post some pic's of what i got. Must...finish...sock...

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

I'm Baaack

Yup, that's right...after over a year's absence I've decided to give this another try. I've now got a couple of friends that are blogging, so I wanted to join the cool kids.

Anyway, here's what I've been up to recently...
This is the Mad Cow pattern from the first round of Sock Madness I used Lornas Laces in Denim & Sand Ridge
I finished these in an amazing amount of time...Started them on a Saturday & finished at 10am that Sunday! Manged to move into the 2nd round with them, too!

Round 2: Mad-tini socks
Yarn is Trekking 161.
Started on a Thursday afternoon & finished on Friday night...14-15 hours of knitting time. I have to say that I really like these socks & they fit me pretty well. I'd definitely make the pattern again. PLUS, these are my first completed pair of cuff-down socks ever!!! Normally all of my socks are toe-up.

Round 3 starts sometime tomorrow morning & there's a lot of buzz about what this pattern will be...lace? cables? I'm ready for anything, although I'm back-and-forth about how much effort I'm going to put into trying to win this round. I have a pinched nerve in my left arm that's affecting my thumb & ring finger at odd times. Nothing I can't work with, but it is starting to wear on me.

Well, I'm going to start slowly on keeping the blog updated for now. At least until I figure out what changes I might want to make to it. I'm off to download some music, later!