Saturday, 19 April 2014

Grrrr...or how can I be so thick?

A while ago, I had a giveaway and Rhona won.  I'm making her a 'little something' which Gaynor over at Stitchersanon very kindly designed for me.  I have been stitching the 'something' and finished a skein of red thread.  Without bothering to check what thread I needed I rushed upstairs to my spares and found a skein of DMC321.  I knew it wouldn't be from the new .321 as I have had it in my stash a while.  I dashed back downstairs, pulled out a length, snipped, threaded and started stitching away. After \\\\ (yes I stitch the other way, I'm left-handed) I squinted at it and said "blast" (or words to that effect!)  It is a completely different red to the one I had been using.  This morning I went to see if I had any more DMC321 and found another 4 skeins.  Amazingly, they were all the same as the last one I had got out.  Drat!  Well I had done too much to unpick and red thread is horrible to unpick as well as it leaves fluff everywhere so I decided to start again on a new bit of fabric.  I got my DMC321 out and started the design again.  After a few stitches, well about 50 or so, I looked at the stitches so far and thought - this would look so much better in DMC666.  I carried on stitching and then wondered what shade the other red in the design was.  I looked at my chart, ahhh, the other red IS DMC666 - ahhh, actually the colour I should be using is DMC666 - sooooo no wonder the 321 was the wrong colour, it was the wrong shade.  Guess what?  When I got a new skein of 666, it matched perfectly!  So the moral to this story is check your chart regularly, even the legend!  Thankfully, it means I can go back to the original piece of stitching and continue as this was much further along!  Doh!

11 comments:

Angela P said...

We've all been there :) I hate frogging red too!

Von said...

Thanks for sharing this funny little stitching story, lol! I enjoyed it immensely as I see too much of myself in it. :D

Elfie said...

Been there, done that. Probably not for the last time!
Cheers.

SoCal Debbie said...

Ooops! So sorry to hear you had the wrong red all along!

Kaisievic said...

That is so funny! Sounds like the sort of thing that I would do! lol!

ricketyjo said...

Hehehehe, we've all had days like that :)

Brita said...

This could have been me! Thanks for sharing.
Btw, I stitch the same way you do although I'm right-handed. It's the way I was taught well over 20 years ago and I find it much more relaxing.

stitchersanon said...

Oh no...but your not thick: I'm sure we have all done it at some time unfortunately!

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

You're just doing this to make hubby feel better about himself!!

Linda said...

You so make me laugh Sharon. Thanks for the giggles.

Linda

Shirlee said...

Not funny to you at the time I'm sure, but funny for us reading it as we've probably all been there : )