We were going right along learning how to do this, and Eve made a mistake. The pattern is set up for loom, so it reads left to right on all the rows. Well, for square stitch you have to go left to right, flip over the work for the next row and then go right to left. She forgot to read the 2nd row backwards, so we were going to have to take out the work. The beads weren't agreeing with us and they weren't coming out, the thread was fraying, etc. So we ended up just starting over. I said, ok I'll get you back to where you were quickly. I started beading away, got to the 2nd row to about where she was and gave it back to her. She then gets to only room for 2 beads left, but the chart says there should be 6 more beads. WHAT???!!! uh oh. What went wrong? I checked all the beads in the 2nd row and they were all correct. Guess what! I messed up from trying to go too quickly and skipped 4 beads in the first row! I was so upset that I messed her up! I felt so bad. I said, "ok, what I just did....don't do that!" Started it over again. In the entire time the girls were here poor Eve only got through the 2nd row, and there's only 17 beads in one row. I felt terrible having messed her up.
We had a very fun time together, though, and I'm so glad they came over and had a bead day with me. We're going to get together again when it's time to learn how to do the clasps. The first two rows are the hardest because there's not much to hold on to. Once Beth got to her 3rd row she agreed at how much easier it was.
Here are some pics of Beth and Eve. (Oh, btw. You've all heard me rave about Beth and her cabs. Don't be confused. That's Beth E. This is Beth A.) And...Beth was such a sweetheart. She brought me a little goody gift...a Symphony chocolate bar with almonds and toffee bits! OOOOOOH YUM!!!!! Guess what I'll be snacking on tonight!!!
|Beth holding up her first two little rows. lol|
|Eve's first couple rows...I don't know if this was the 1st, 2nd or 3rd time we did it. lol|