Knit Ties

I picked up some sock yarn a couple weeks ago, looking forward to making my first pair of socks.  I've been lusting after some Schoeller + Stahl Fortissima Colori, but decided to go with Lion Brand Magic Stripes for my first attempt.  It took awhile to get started (my first time on 3 needles), but once I got going I really liked the colors and the pattern of the stripes.  I decided it would make a great looking tie and ripped out my sock.  Interweave had a couple good looking ties in their winter issue, but I also found a very simple pattern on (where else) the Lion website.  I've been working on it for 2 nights now, and I've got about 5 inches of tie done....51 to go.   I'm hoping to get it done before knit ties make a comeback and everybody is wearing one.