I am officially out of Mail Jail (translation: all of Part 1 of my Redwork Mystery are in the mail! All by Priority on March 9 , 10 and 12).
As you receive your copy, please notice the different sections of Part 1: the color copy of Part 1 (the same photo on my website), and Oversize Graphs A, B and C folded around a stapled booklet.
Remove the staple and notice that the booklet divides into 2 sections: the Instructions for Part 1 and a Stitch Glossary. I recommend you slip all pages into sheet protectors and store them in a looseleaf notebook. The Stitch Glossary is a very important part of this project, for it is the reference for all 8 mystery windows. Be sure to store it carefully; you will refer to it constantly in the months to come.
To start: read the "box" on the cover, gather together the supplies listed on page 1 and follow the "To Start" instructions also on page 1.
With Oversize Graph A in front of you, work Step 1 A as directed, then proceed through the booklet, step by step.
So far I have 4 errors to report.
(1) In the early copies of Part 1 I listed the red floss as Anchor #1009; it should be Anchor #1005 and I corrected it in most of the copies. If your copy is an early one, please correct the number.
(2) And Zeena Maclean discovered a typo: the word "stitch" on page 10.
(3) And the correct number of skeins of floss is 6 (not 8).
(4) Cora Howe in Sacramento wrote the following: "I believe I found a small graphing error between Oversize Graph A and C. On the left side bricks on Graph A the bricks are one thread lower than on Graph C."
My answer: Follow Graph A which has the whole cottage on it.
If someone has followed Graph C, don't worry -- it will work out fine.
Let's write the worst case scenario: Say you followed Graph C and the whole cottage ended up one thread higher.
The worst consequence: the cottage may be one thread taller and the chimneys will be one thread closer to the top border.
Not a problem.
Please continue to watch My Blog postings. I will write updates as I hear from all of you.
Meanwhile, be sure you take The Thread Test (described in my posting "Supplies for My Redwork Sampler") before you begin work.