This time of year is ripe for starting new projects, and possibly new hobbies, or even just for trying new methods of doing things you’ve been doing with less success in the past.
I am the worst, for example, when it comes to properly reading and following cross-stitch charts. I know that it’s totally basic and I should be able to pay more attention to where I am in a cross-stitch pattern, but I always seem to mess it up a little bit.
Oh well, that makes my project unique, right?
If you’d rather stitch the project the way it was intended, this advice from Funk & Weber about keeping your place in a cross-stitch pattern should be helpful.
They recommend enlarging and magnifying patterns and using highlighters or other tools to mark the row you’re on.
Again, pretty basic stuff, but a good reminder that we could probably all stand to follow a little more closely.
How do you keep track of where you are in a chart? I’d love to hear your tips.
[Photo via Funk & Weber.]