Well, it's 2016 and it's been an embarrassingly long time since I've done a blog update! 2015 was a busy year and a good year for Lilliput Yarn. I hope to get some posts up soon to show you some of the projects I completed since I last posted.
In the month leading up to Christmas I was in stocking production mode. Last year I had made one for my nephew, Jacob, and I had promised his parents stockings for this year. It also so happened that Jacob ended up with a new little brother who needed a stocking, too!
I also made some for myself, my husband and the corgis:
I love this stocking pattern so much and it went really fast as colorwork tends to do since I kept wanting to finish up each motif. The patterns come from Annie's Woolens Christmas Stockings eBook by Anne Mailette. They are well written and easy to follow. She even offers two different heel and toe options. The only problem I consistently had was completely my own fault for not paying attention to what I was doing.
See how that last toe on the right looks different? Yup, I kept knitting toes on sideways. Over and over. Once I even knit one on the right way, thought it was sideways, re-knit it the wrong way and had to re-do it a third time! I don't know what my problem was exactly. I have knit many pairs of socks and don't ever have this problem. In the end, after much frustration and ripping out, all toes are on correctly.
I hope you all had a Merry Christmas if you celebrate, and a Happy New Year!