I tried getting into it. I bought one that had the patterned printed on the material already for my first one. An x-friend had helped me start and used a wrong shade of brown. I should be able to fix it and be okay, but I havent tried it anymore. For some reason when the needle comes up thru the top it messes with my eyes. I would like to finish it for my mom and maybe try a regular counted one some time. I have all the time in the world to practice, but I always get busy with other things.