Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A PSA to myself again.

Reminding myself yet again that it's called COUNTED cross-stitch and not Eyeball cross-stitch. I was working on the Dolly Mama Best Stressed pattern and I worked the red in the left and then counted down to the bottom and the right. However because this has back stitch I thought the back stitch was the grid and 10 stitches high but it's 9! So it's now one row too far down and one row too far to the right. Looking at it to figure out how bad filling in is going to be. The right might have to come out since its going to mess up where the torn paper is. I'm trying to figure out how much it will mess up if the bow is tampered with or the area around it.

What would you do? Tear it or Leave it?

Last night I started this pattern for a friend.

I decided to do it on 28 count over one.

Sunday's start and finish

Not showing Saturday yet as it's for a friend and she might stop by.

Friday's start


Blu Stitcher said...

Great Starts !!!!

Emily said...

Awesome starts!!

Hope you had a great day!!

riotpatch said...

Yeah I just omit the "Counted" part as well. It makes me feel better sometimes. =P

Dee said...

Love the crown. You are ready for Mardi Gras.

Shelley said...

Hmmm... My first thought is always "i can probably get by without pulling it out".. I usually end up pulling it out though because I get lost. Especially if its not a one night project. I find if I come back to it even just a day later I'm lost. Good luck for whatever you decide. Its a gorgeous pattern :)

Delusional Knitter said...

Sorry, had to laugh ... I eyeball to sometimes! I usually try to go as is without pulling it out. But the last project I was working on had a lot of give in terms of just doing it.

Annette said...

I try not to frog a lot...mostly I stitch around it, so you can't see the mistake!!
What a lovely WIP's and new start.
Congrat zon teh finish

mommaidwf said...

I do that kind of stuff too, lol. But since it's just one row I'd leave it and work around it.

Ms.Curdy said...

I haven't done much cross stitch, but they all look great to me! :)

Jodie said...

Hahaha I love the Dolly Mamas!! They're hilarious, nice work!

Crystal said...

Beautiful starts, I'm sure what ever you decide to do with the Dolly Mama chart you will be happy with.

Pumpkin said...

You've got quite a few projects on the go! I'm sorry that the frog came to visit :o( Maybe you should throw out those frog socks ;o) LOL!

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