I was standing in front of the magazine rack a the grocery store looking to see if there was a new issue of Empire when something bright and colorful caught my eye. It was Cross Stitcher magazine and they had a cute little fox cross stitch kit as the insert. I think it was the orange that drew me in.
It wasn’t hard to figure out how to cross stitch. It’s pleasantly simple, but I found flipping my work back and forth to be a bit annoying. I was also pretty slow because I was new at it. I thought cross stitch might be fun because I could use all of those intarsia charts that I doodle up but don’t have time to knit, but I definitely knit faster. I also prefer the results of my knitting to the results of my cross stitch. It hasn’t hooked me in.
I made a few mods to the chart to make things look a little less clunky, but most of the changes were small mistakes that I didn’t feel like fixing. The outline is pretty sloppy. I had a hard time figuring out where to make the lines. I would have left it off completely if the pale blue background and white fur weren’t such similar colors. The white disappeared when you looked at it from a distance, but the little fox looked pretty cute up close without the outline. Right now he looks awesome from far away and sort of average up close. I don’t think it’s a bad compromise because he’s going up on my bulletin board.