I couldn't for the life of me get the sock over my heel. I tried and tried and tried. Even tried to stretch it out and try again but to no avail. What could I have done wrong? I followed the pattern to a T.....well with one exception that I didn't realize until it was too late. I had forgotten to check my gauge. Yes I know how annoying it is to make a gauge swatch but for all my other projects that I've made so far gauge hasn't mattered so I didn't bother. This was my first real article of clothing other than a scarf and hat that I was able to adjust along the way. Now I know, after an entire week's worth of work, that it is the most essential step. DONT SKIP YOUR GAUGE SWATCH! Or you might end up with a sock thats only fit to be a paw warmer. Thanks for modeling, Sadie.
OK on to the victory lap. Last year I found a tutorial for a paper pieced mini tree skirt at Cutting Corners and knew it had to be my first paper pieced project. I had started the tree skirt at the december craft day and since then pieced most of the top but it needed to be finished.
Hours later I was left with this fine piece of work. I have to say I'm pretty jealous of this one and might have to make one of my own, for next year of course. Now I've just got to keep up the momentum and keep checking off projects on my list. I feel pretty inspired to keep going until they're all done. (Fingers crossed.)