I think you have taught us all a lesson. We will certainly be more careful in the future. 1. Have you ever...put your work down at the end of an evening only to find you have stitiched it to your sweater??? 2. Have you ever.. worked along just "tickity-boo", only to find a big loop of thread at the back with a knot in it that goes back many stitches?
3. Have you ever... cut a thread or a knot off at the back only to realize you have cut the thread you are working with?
..but onward we go..ever onward..
Have you ever... frogged something, then put it right back in, wrong again? Or better, frogged something, only to find you were right to begin with but can't read a chart to save your life?
quote:Originally posted by Divecat Patricia, Meredith, Rifestich
Yup, done 'some' of those - I particularly relate to number 2 - I've just caught it up in some of my other stitches and stitched that little devil down, never to rise up again!
You've all been great and your support has been fabulous!
Love - Christine x
I feel your pain. Especially on linen--which is tough to even count on for me. But your work is so fast and so great that it will soon be a fleating memory...hopefully...
I have definitely done the knot in the back, and I always feel compelled to undo back to that point and redo. I agree with whoever said that you haven't stitched long enough if you haven't had to rip out and redo something. It does make you more careful going forward. These patterns are so large and complicated (and amazing!) that it is a miracle and a testament to skills that these mistakes aren't made on a daily basis. It is great to have the challenge such great patterns. I have changed jobs and been home studying with NO TIME for stitching, and just got back from almost 2 weeks in Ohio training for the new job. IT will be a very busy time and challenging to find any time to stitch for me over the coming few months, but I really hope to get some spare time between my daughter's band/school activities and the new job and huge project associated with the job.
Happy Stitching to all, and I get such pleasure from seeing the progress in your work, even though mine is not progressing as quickly as I would like. So keep the updates coming! Very inspiring.
I am hoping someone can help as I have made the biggest boo boo on the planet. I started the fourth row of Ehret die Frauen and was making reasonable progress, finishing the border in a couple of weeks and moving on to the faster blue background.
I was trying to fit the pattern with where I thought I was working as I thought some of the colour symbols (once I was over the blue background) didn't look like where I should be on the main picture.
Anyway, I glanced at the position in the chart box at the bottom left hand side of the page and - quelle horreur - I was actually working the page above . My DH even came into the room to enquire as to my health as he heard my howl of frustration.
So, now I have to unpick 21 squares of painstaking stitching (yup, that's 2,100 stitches). I started this with my sewing scissors but don't want to compound my error by cutting the material.
My question is, apart from better checking of my chart pages, is there some whizzy gadget that will help me get rid of 2,100 stitches quickly without damaging the material?
Awaiting your good advices with my head hung in shame