When I first attended my Utah knitting group, I happened to mention that I really liked knitting because it is an instant gratification hobby. I was met with considerable skepticism, but when you cross stitch and you spend 3+ hours gridding only part of your project(the top row pages--yes there are 8 of them in the top row), then you spend the remaining two days of the weekend stitching and only have this much to show for it:
When you have this much space to fill:
A long, long, long way to go.
And you've only filled in this much of page 1 of 63 pages(red highlighted is done):
A good start.
And on top of all that you run into a symbol problem with your chart--where two colors have virtually the exact same symbol and it's not at all clear which to use where BUT the folks at HAED are so cool that they, in less than 24 hours no less, emailed me a corrected, replacement chart. Hooray for AWESOME customer service!!!!!
Well, I'm hoping you see what I mean :) This is what the finished product will look like; if you're interested.
Preemie knitting this week for me.
Also, I have a plea. I'm already thinking about Christmas and I would really like to get my Mom a subscription to a quilting magazine. The problem is, that while I appreciate and like quilts, I, personally, do not quilt. So if anyone has any tips or suggestions it would be much appreciated. She stitches in hand or with a machine and she likes patchwork more than applique.
Happy knitting and stitching,