Everyone knows I’m in over my head (except for me!)

I mentioned in my post yesterday (posts two days in a row?! I’m getting back up to speed!) that I bought a needlepoint kit to try out this weekend. I was rather excited because it comes with everything you need.

Dimensions….of difficulty that I failed to fathom

I opened that bad boy up this morning to take a peek. Aida cloth? Check. Thread? Check. Needle? Check. Instructions? Holy check, Batman.

At least the thread is sorted

Just take a look at these instructions.

Oh, nice, it has direct – what IS THIS?!

There is a Key, which lists the thread by number, then tells you, via symbol, where to use that thread and what kind of stitch to do. It also tells you, on some of them, specifically how many strands of the thread to use. You apparently have to pick apart the thread and use only x number of strands on some bits.

I’ve done cross stitch two other times. Once was in grade school. Here is the other. Neither were complicated – certainly not at the level of this thing.

So I’m in waaay over my head.

But, pshhh, when has that ever stopped me? I’ll write about how it went when I am finished.