The other week I was so frustrated with my inability to knit and therefor my inability to make progress on my long-term projects. I decided to add another hobby to my tool kit. I’ve posted on Instagram before about having learned how to make these wrap bracelets and as satisfying as they are, sometimes I just need a project to sink my teeth into, something that will take hours of dedicated crafting, you know? Having learned how to cross stitch as a kid, I decided that it would be a fun addition to my works in progress and picked up a kit from Joann’s.
I already know that I haven’t done some things “correctly” but I’m going to improvise and make it work for me. That lighter brown section around the edgings wasn’t supposed to be a whole “x” – just half. And they were supposed to be worked in 2 strands of the light brown but I only worked them in 1. And I didn’t start the project in the center of the motif or the center of the fabric, I started on the lower right edge.
What are you working on this week? Any recommendations for cross stitching patterns or resources for a newb?