I have had alot of questions about conversions, and I think conversions are something you work out for yourself, my personal taste has alot to do with my color choices, what I feel works best for me, what I want to see hanging on the wall in my house. You also have to remember that dyelots for all threads vary from batch to batch. I have threads in my stash from years ago, and purchasing another skein today- there is a 99% guarantee that it will be different. There are times I dont change the colors at all, (rare I know) but I am drawn to pieces with specific color, and if the color isnt for me, I just change it. I am telling you, if you have never switched out a color on a piece, and are a bit nervous, start with 1 color. Instead of pink, choose mauve, or instead of red, choose burgundy. Playing with color is great fun, and you get to play with stash too!!
Also, I do not use any magnification for my stitching, I have tried it in the past, but found I dont need it just yet. There will be a time I am sure in the future.
Thanks to all of you who read this blog and comment, it is such great fun to get to know each other, and see what goodies-- new starts and WIP's are being found out there. Everyone-- keep up the great work!