My schedule for the past week has been as follows:
- Come home from work
- Do the stuff you have to do when you come home from work
- Do the stuff you have to do after dinner
- Settle down with magnification and Ann Scutt
- Stitch for about 45 or so minutes
- Realize something is wrong
- Spend anywhere from 5 to 35 minutes figuring out what I did wrong
- Use technical terms for about 5 minutes (remember, "technical term" is the socially acceptable phrase for inappropriate language)
- Rip things out for 15 or 20 minutes
- Restitch and stitch further for about 45 minutes or so.
- With luck, get slightly farther on the chart than I was before I realized something was wrong
- Go to bed so I can start the whole thing over the next day
If there has been a way to misread a chart or miscount stitches, I have found it. On occasion, I have found the same wrong way twice. It has been quite frustrating.
A friend asked me why I didn't put Ann Scutt away for awhile and stitch on something else. It isn't like I don't have umpty-leven other projects available.
I think it has a lot to do with the fact that I am determined to get this band finished. I am also obstinate, stubborn, and some might say pig-headed. This will not defeat me.
At least, not yet.