I am two weeks into this Christmas stocking challenge. You can read about how and why this challenge started here and here. I have completed the design. Big woo hoo's, going on here. I got to this point last Sunday and have not yet sat down long enough to attempt the heel turning. I have got to think that it has got to be easier than having all those bobbins hanging off your work. The gals at Knit Wit will be where I go to get the help that I need. The actual next step is to slip 18 stitches from both ends and place on a double pointed needle. Seriously, slip stitches OFF my needles? What if I drop them and they are not able to be recovered. This step is freaking me out. Needless to say, I am just so excited about my accomplishment so far that I just may keep it here. Nah, just kidding, I will achieve my goal and beat this pattern.
Isn't Santa cute. I was a bit worried about the tone on tone thing and not being able to see him well enough, but he is smiling through just fine.
I am not real happy with my skills on the tree. Carrying the yarn across the back was a bit of a challenge for me and it pulls a bit in places, but for my first try not too bad. Hopefully, by my next update I will have tackled the turning of the heel.