I've been working on the Blatt 2 leaves of the Tischband Tat Along. (See earlier posts for links to the Tat Along.) For whatever reason, I was having a difficult time figuring out the pattern, and was feeling really dumb. The "turn" had me bamboozled, and I was trying to "flip".
Four false starts in size 40 thread
I had one of those "Aha!" moments, and decided to try using a larger thread to actually see the stitches. It all finally made sense, and I got one leaf done (correctly, I think) in size 3 (yes, 3!) Using a large thread to practice a pattern is helpful to me, but I sort of hate
My vision isn't really that bad, but I have a very difficult time seeing my work when I use size 40 thread. (How in the heck will I be able to ever try the beautiful tiny threads?!)
I'm ready to go back and try my size 40 brown thread again. Why brown? Because it's the only size 40 thread I have that comes close to blending with my Kopper Patina HDT. And I want to just use what I have without making an extra purchase. I guess I should think about that when buying pretty HDTs :)
Which brings me to these questions:
Is there a method to how you purchase thread?
Do you buy coordinating HDTs, variegated and solid?
Or do you buy thread after you choose your project?