Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Monday Madness, Part II

Monday evening, I had planned to decompress after work by stitching on my sampler.  Ordinarily this is a good plan and one that usually works quite well.  I was stitching on the bottom bright navy lozenge border.  When I finally got to the end, you guessed it, I realized I was off by one lousy stitch.  And, of course, that stitch was at the very beginning of the border.  I'll need to frog the whole damn thing and re-stitch about one and a half hours worth of stitching.  Needless to say, I put the scroll rods down, muttered a mild imprecation and went upstairs to do a few crossword puzzles before going to bed.  At least, the end of my day was consistent with the beginning.

And now it is Tuesday and things can only get better.  I am avoiding the sampler.  In my current mood, I fear I may do it irreparable damage were I to frog today.  Instead, I started my second tea towel using the Cumin chart and my own tile-like border.  I expect this chart to work up more quickly than the Rosemary chart.  There is a more open feel to the Cumin chart and a lot less confetti stitching.  This will be paired with the Rosemary towel finished last week and will serve as a housewarming gift for my administrative assistant who just bought a new home.


Linda said...

Oh sorry to hear about the border Regina. Darn frog. Great new start. Love the colors.


CalamityJr said...

Maybe I'm thinking this wrong, but if most of your border is correct, couldn't you frog from the starting end and leave the rest right where it is?

Anna van Schurman said...

Ugh! That happened to me recently while working on the (super late) anniversary sampler. And then I started ripping out only to realize I was ripping out the wrong border. You have taken the wiser path.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I'm catching up on blog reading after my holiday and was going to comment on the beautiful progress of Band 7. Then I saw this post so thought I would commiserate instead!
Hopefully the frogging won't take too long.