I am doing The Promise now on 18 ct. with 24 needle. I am doing the English style. I started on the top left and follow through till the end of the row. (Just like I was reading a book) Then I start on row 2 top left and continue. This is working very well for me. Always before Scarlet Quince I have skipped around. My stitches are much more even now. Once I get a stitch done (before the next one) it is forgotten. I am glad you taught me how to park. The biggest help I have gotten from you (I have cross stitched for 15 years) is to use a needle for each thread. I use Q snaps. (I really like my fabric tight.) You have been such a great help to me and I really thank you. I am on row 77 of the Promise.