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415 and 502


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.

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