The lastest project from the Ulrike Torchon Workbook is a case in point.
I really love it and think it's pretty. I also think I almost have a handle on the Scotch Broom stitch (the part that forms the diamonds). But you'll notice that it's quite a long piece for a sample. The reason?
Instead of pinning up the 2 pieces of the pattern like this…
Like it was supposed to be, I pinned it up like this…
It make a minor difference not only to the length but to how long it takes to work it.
I kept peeking under my cover cloth thinking, "Is this some sort of magically growing pattern?" Come to find out, no. It's me being a silly beggar and not paying attention to what I was doing.
So, while I ended up with a lovely piece, I shall be paying much more attention from now on. Really, I will. Really.