While I was showing my Scotland book to a friend the other day, I was explaining that I was stitching a band as a wrap for my book, including all the highlights from our trip.
I have had this chart paper in my stash since the 90s and I finally drug it out yesterday to hand-chart this mystery orb.
I know some of you might use a computer program but I simply don't do enough cross stitch to justify the expense.
If you're like me, here's a great online source where you can print out your own graph paper.
Just choose the paper with the number of squares/inch that aligns with your fabric count and print it on transparent paper such as vellum.
I traced the design and then "squared" it in to give a semblance of the original shape. I did find that I needed to make some adjustments to my pattern as I stitched.
Tomorrow I'll explain why I've included this mystery ball on my piece...
I'll send a special surprise to the first person who can identify it in a comment below and tell me how you know it. If you have no idea, dont worry. I'll also send a surprise to the most creative wrong answer.
See you tomorrow.