This pattern is going to be adorable when it is done, but it's got problems.
First, it went AWOL. So I hadn't stitched on it for a while. And then when I started stitching the word ladybug (seen here) I noticed that the pattern called for one thread over two. But if you look closely at the ladybug parts I've already stitched--the insect, not the word--you can definitely tell that I started by stitching two over two.
The floss that the word is stitched in is called Ladybug by Weeks. And it's perfectly ladybug, a bright red giving way to black with a section that is most definitely both red and black together. It's a great color but it was discontinued. So I'm trying to figure out how I am going to stitch the entire alphabet around the edge with the 18 strands I have.
This definitely means I can't switch to two over two. The central bug will have to be unstitched.
So here I was on the Google box trying to find out when Ladybug was discontinued when I see these words "we will never discontinue a fiber or fabric" (emphasis original). And I thought, well that's a lie because I cannot buy Ladybug anywhere. And I clicked through to see Weeks has a whole process for your LNS to order retired colors. Now that's a pretty fine distinction, but there you have it! I'm getting on this tomorrow, when I see my LNS ladies again at the stitch-in.