I had been complaining about how difficult the TAST #106 Looped Cretan Stitch was to space, or rather how hard it had been for me. Then Annet mentioned that she often uses Aida fabric for trying out new stitches. Why hadn't I thought of that!? I quickly pulled out a piece of scrap Aida and stitched two rows:
Isn't the advice, inspiration and support of one's online friends something to be very grateful about? I think so, and this time direct a heartfelt THANK YOU to Annet.