I've finished my second First Step.
The first one was in bright yellow, orange, violet and blue. I like these colors much better. I'm more comfortable with them and they are more soothing.
The second time around I didn't need to look at the directions as much so it seemed to go faster (except for all the delays). On the light round I only ran out of 3811. You use a lot of floss in the light round. I finally picked some up yesterday and finished the last two squares yesterday evening.
This time around my 3 different values were more further apart from each other and the light band looks a lot lighter than I thought it would. Even the pale colors show the textures of the stitches.
My next step is to decide how to finish the two squares. I with I could go down to the store and buy a square frame right off the shelf. The square is 4 5/8 inches so it's going to be hard to find anything pre-made.
So, I'm also thinking of maybe a fabric frame or a box of some sort.
I'm going to think about it for a few weeks before I do anything. So, stay tuned ...