Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Oh...and I became a self proclaimed "part time parker". After all that discussion I had about parking, I thought I would give it another try. Can't hurt can't it? And I tried it the way I was told it should be done. By going down with a color and having often several of one color going. And I can assure you - that drives me completely nuts. That's not for me, scroll rod and floor stand or not. I admire everyone who has the patience of dealing with all these threads...but it doesn't work for me.
However - with the method I was following one thing took a bit more time. Some colors are easy to find and finish off, others take quite a bit of time to find the stitches on the chart. And I tend to go on with a thread by looking for the little buggers until the thread is finished. Parking these little buggers where I need them next time instead of searching all over the chart does save time.
Basically I park - but take the threads with me the direction I go. I don't park short threads or colors that go in the "wrong direction" Often I stitch more then one square per color - which helps me also preventing having too much threads in one square And above everything, I don't put any rules on me but park or not as I feel at that very moment.
All by all that helped again speeding it up.
And I will start this week my first HAED designs. I fell in love with "Manhattan Wonderland" the very first time I saw this work of Jane Wooster Scott. It's the biggest design I ever started with a whopping 400 x 504 stitches to go.