View Full Version : First pair of socks from the Shizknitter! - I WON!!!

10-01-2006, 11:32 AM
It wasn't so hard after all! And I knit like crazy to get them in by yesterday for the Model Your Socks contest. My friends were impressed that I was able to wear heels and walk and carry on a conversation and knit on double pointed needles all at once. (shh, don't tell them it's not as hard as it looks). I earned the name "The Shizknitter". Please refer to me as that from now on. :teehee:

10-01-2006, 11:43 AM
I love the purple--what is the yarn and pattern? Nice photos. Let us know how you did in the contest!

10-01-2006, 11:57 AM
Oh, right. :) I used two hanks of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport on size 3 needles in the color Black Purl. And I'll tell the photographer you like his photos. Thanks. :happydance: That pattern is essentially just that in Silver's Sock Tutorial online. But I found another page that said for slouch socks, do 2 inches ribbing and 2 inches plain stockinette. So I did that, but made the stockinette part 4 inches. I think next time I will do slouch socks again, but I think it will be better to rib for an inch, st st for an inch, rib another inch, st st for an inch and so on.

Jan in CA
10-01-2006, 12:49 PM
Not only are the socks awesome, but those are some great artistic photos!

10-01-2006, 01:03 PM
Love the Socks!
Love the Photos!
Well done.

10-01-2006, 02:34 PM
Woo hoo...great socks!

nadja la claire
10-01-2006, 02:40 PM
:woot: FANTASTIC!!!! :woot: :balloons: I love the color. I hope you win. Great photos, they look very professional.

Nadja xxx

10-01-2006, 02:48 PM
Love your socks! Great photos :cheering: :roflhard: I didn't know about the contest or I would have had to enter some socks! I wish you loads of luck :cheering:

10-01-2006, 03:01 PM
Oh you are sooo the shizknitter I love it !! :teehee: and as far as the legs go... :!!!: I wish I had legs like that!

Mama Bear
10-01-2006, 03:33 PM
They look great!!

I could do the walking and the knitting.. but I can't do the heels even if all I'm doing it walking a straight line in an empty room!

Mama Bear

10-02-2006, 10:16 AM
Those are terrific! The *boots*! Please, what boots are those????

Lynda M

10-02-2006, 10:23 AM
Great socks and photos. Pretty darn sexy for sock pictures! I'm not sure walking, talking, and knitting socks at the same time would be easy for me. (In fact I'm sure it wouldn't be.) All hail the Shizknitter! :notworthy:

10-02-2006, 11:15 AM
Shizknitter :teehee: :notworthy: Love it!

Pretty socks! Great color and great photos! Hope you win!

10-02-2006, 01:26 PM
Gorgeous photos! And I'm knitting socks in that exact colorway! It's my favorite!! :inlove:

10-02-2006, 03:21 PM
Thanks you guys. :muah: That Shizknitter appreciates all your comments. :teehee: (oh, that name is fabulous, i've got to rename my blog or something)

Those are terrific! The *boots*! Please, what boots are those????

Lynda M

I love these boots, too. I got them from DSW a while ago. They are Kelly & Katie.

JaneLane, I thought the photos were pretty sexy, too. :eyebrow: Too bad they didn't have a "Sexy" category. But then again, who knows what pictures they would have gotten in if they had?!

Andrea, I love this particular colorway, too. Not too much, you know?

My friend took these photos and he's pretty good, getting better all the time. I'll show him the link so he can get his well-deserved praise.

I hope I win, too. The prize is sock yarn, and since I'm so utterly broke these days, winning yarn is the only way I'll get any any time soon. But I have to wait a week to find out if I won. Crossing my fingers. There's some pretty good competition:

10-03-2006, 06:14 PM
The socks are awesome and so are the photos! I love that idea of boots with the socks showing at the top. I'm not a Brik and sock kind of girl, but I think I could pull off the boot thing!

10-03-2006, 08:19 PM
Very nice! :cheering: Love the color!

10-04-2006, 02:53 PM
:notworthy: Shizknitter.........I love the socks.What yarn is that? What brand? I would love to get some......Nice pictures to. :happydance: Sissy

10-05-2006, 10:23 AM
I'm loving the socks. I like the second picture too.

10-05-2006, 11:32 AM
Nice socks! Good colors.

10-05-2006, 10:52 PM
wow, I wish I could make socks that sexy!

10-18-2006, 07:41 PM
I won, I won! I won for the Stylish category. I'd like to thank all the sock knitters who came before me, :woohoo: this is too much, I don't know what to say :waah:. I can remember the last two times I won something (non academic). One was from a yogurt top for a Sherlock Holmes knockoff book when I was 11, and the other was a raffle I won to take a photo with male exotic dancers (*cough*). But this is WAY cooler than both of those! See the other winners here:


My mommy always said I was a winner!

10-18-2006, 08:33 PM
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

We can say we knew her back when....

10-18-2006, 08:48 PM
Yay Nikki!!!! :cheering:

10-18-2006, 08:54 PM
awesome--WTG!!! :cheering: :cheering:

10-19-2006, 10:01 AM
:happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

10-19-2006, 11:09 AM
:cheering: Congrats!!

10-19-2006, 12:19 PM
:cheering: :woohoo: :woot: :yay: :notworthy: :star:

10-19-2006, 12:33 PM
That is great Nikki!!!!!! Congratulations and make sure you show us your sock yarn.

:cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

10-19-2006, 03:12 PM
How exciting! WTG :cheering: :cheering:

10-19-2006, 06:14 PM
And did I read that right? those were your first pair of socks??? way to freaking go! :happydance: I wish I could win something on the first thing I knit.... but I don't think I will or would :??

10-19-2006, 06:38 PM
congrats!! How cool is that, you WON!!! :cheering: :happydance: You deserve it, great socks, and great pics!!please i'm slow , what does shizknitter mean? :oops: don't tell that i asked :shrug:

10-19-2006, 09:09 PM
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering: Congratulations!!!!!!!