My second First Step is coming along.
In some ways it's going much faster. I'm familiar with the stitches and color scheme so I don't have to refer to the directions as often.
But, I've been having difficulties in the medium section. For greens I chose the DMC 500's, which are my favorite green. I tend to have plenty of floss and lots of spares. I ran out of 502.
I have spares of every other 500 green, but not the one I needed. I searched drawers. I looked for projects I kitted up to see if there was any spare 502. There wasn't.
I was busy at lunch and couldn't swing by a store. When I was doing errands I miraculously never went by a store that floss. Finally, after over a week, I finally managed to find a skein and I'm going again.
Then, I noticed that one of the gray squares didn't look right. It turns out I had one length of gray floss that was not 415 wrapped around my 415 bobbin. Grrr. I didn't notice it when I was stitching with it, only when I leaned back and looked at the whole thing. It bothered me so much I had to rip it out and do it over again.
Now, the medium squares are done and I'm about to begin the light squares. I'm hoping I won't have any more difficulties.