After 10 years of inactivity with very little, a week of work produces a couple of bands.
I would love to finish Part 1 of the pattern before I put this back to sleep...for less than 10 years, I hope.
I forgot what count my Oyster cloth was: it is 36/40, very tightly woven. I need to use a slightly sharp needle to get between the threads. I try not to split the stitching threads while doing so but I don't always succeed. The DMC can't tolerate much of that: it is shredding horribly even with short 15 - 18 inch strands.