Saturday, November 16, 2013

Snowy Saturday

Okay--more like snow/sleet/rain Saturday, but we did wake up to actual snow.  Needless to say, those last couple rows of garlic didn't get planted today.  Instead,
there are two new lace ornaments, and
more cross stitch!  For the "Fall Back Into Love" Stashdash, one of the categories was 6 rows on your most frustrating WIP.  I was originally thinking the mohair sweater, but every time I thought the word "frustrating" I thought of the 7+ year cross stitch progress.  There are actually far more than 6 new rows now, but I thought I might as well do the thing right and have done another 3 square inches today.

Incidentally, I found this yesterday:
I don't know if you can see this exactly, but in the first row of yellow/gold stitching there is something wonky with one of the stitches--making it more of a star than a cross.  I know I'm not doing this exactly right as a real purist would have ALL the stitches going the same direction with all the top diagonals going in the same direction, but by the time I finish this baby, none of my friends are going to have good enough eyesight to pick out that much detail.  But to find an actual mistake where just making a simple thread X escaped me--that was a bit unexpected.  I'm going to blame the pain medication.  The alternative is just a bit too humiliating................