Thursday, 22 March 2012
I typically stitch on 28 count, over 2, fabric, so ordered 22 count hardanger for this project; However, I don't like it at all. I don't like Aida due to the stiffness and apparently Hardanger is (or is related to) Aida. So, went through my fabric and found some 25 count. I did some practice stitches on it, and think I can do the 25 count okay. So, cut the fabric and getting ready now to start stitching. When I have some progress that actually shows, I'll get a picture up.
I am still waiting for my charts to arrive; I ordered the morning of the 29th, but they haven't arrived yet. This will be my first HAED, I was so excited about starting him, but now I am getting nervous about the size of this thing. I have all my threads, my fabric and I want to get started. However, I have been doing some practice stitching and boy, I am having a heck of a time only going over one thread, as I always do over two. Bet I have a lot of frogging my first few weeks.
Has anyone done this chart? I am not sure what the gray stuff is bordering the top of the chart, and not sure if I like it. If I don't, assume I can just add the same number of rows doing the colors/stitches immediately below?