It's called 'counted cross-stitch' for a reason
So part of the reason I haven't posted a picture of the Castle Sampler in a few weeks is because I've slowed down on it quite a bit (taking the time to redesign an entire website will drastically cut into your stitching time). But also, partly because of what I discovered last week. The castle section in the center of the design is somewhat of a pain to stitch. And this week (Sunday, maybe?) I discovered that I miscounted. I did an entire roof (probably 100+stitches in multiple colors) exactly one stitch too far to the right. I tried and tried to find a way to work around it, but there isn't one. Unfortunately, I don't have a seam ripper, so until I get one, there's no good way to take out all those stitches.
You'd think by now I'd know how to count. I suppose it was only a matter of time before the Frog Prince* came to visit...
A picture tomorrow night, I promise, ripped out stitches or no.
(*Courtesy of the Teresa Wentzler Bulletin Board. 'Frogging' is having to rip out misplaced stitches.)
I seem to have suffered a cross stitch related injury. After years away, I've picked up cross stitching again recently, and I did it so much over the weekend that now my right shoulder and elbow are sore. I've heard of tennis elbow, but cross stitcher's elbow? Jeez.