I also realized that I don't have enough eterna color 10 (ecru) to finish the all the whitework. I may not even have enough left to finish the band I started with it (below the big dull diamonds). That shows you how long ago I started this: eterna was still easily available then.
I need to go through all of my wips to see if that sort of thing will be an issue with any of them concerning their threads.
Diving into my stash I found the next closest color, which is still whiter than the ecru. I have 2 skeins of that. That should be enough. One good thing about not completing the bands all the way through - it will be easier to integrate the new, slightly different color to make it look like more of a design choice than the OH NO! *face palm* that it is.
But even that bit of blue wasn't enough to keep me interested for long. It was also too small. Those xes are really tiny. I didn't get that sense with the satin stitches over several threads in the bands above.
I wanted something I could see! It doesn't shine like the eterna colors but it is 1 strand over 2 on 36 ct which seems like canvas holes by comparison.
I took my Blackbird Designs 2011 Loose Feathers Summer back out.
We will see how much further I get. It is still not fitting the mood I am in. I wish I knew what I was looking for!