Duds happen. And for me, it happens most frequently in knitting.
Don’t you love wonky proportioned Christmas stockings? I mean look at the size of that toe!!
This is a Debbie Bliss pattern, but I’m only going to blame her for the weird heel.
The rest is all really my fault because:
1. I didn’t swatch.
2. I used yarn I bought at a garage sale, and I thought (still do sorta) that the hand-wound balls were the same. Maybe not because the colorway changes somewhat after the heel.
3. I didn’t swatch.
4. I didn’t follow the pattern exactly, but in my defense, I rarely follow patterns exactly. I just didn’t switch the needle sizes-mostly because I didn’t have the other size and because I thought it would be fine. Um, no.
But then there’s the heel. It’s just plain awkward. If I make a stocking again, I will definitely use a different heel option. To my relief it’s a common complaint on Ravelry too.
I do like the snowflake pattern and will most likely use it again, but for now this dud will soon be unraveled.