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.)

Posted by Lisa on February 07, 2004, 04:40 PM | Comments (1)


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.

Posted by Lisa on November 11, 2003, 10:05 AM | Comments (1)