This is a little easier of my eyes and is working up much quicker, mainly because of the long carried stitches across the centre. I usually prefer to work with a hoop but I read that it is easier to work darning stitches in the hand. For what I have done so far, I think that is probably true, but I think it would have been easier to keep the tension correct on these long stitches if the fabric had been in a hoop.
I really like the little one over/one under stitches at the edges.
Weaving in and out of the carried stitches is easy to do and I enjoy the rhythm of the weaving. Again, I am want to see how one colour affects the other, that is why I have used all five colours horizontally.