It is my first needlepoint and very easy compared to setting up a weave project as all I have to do is count the squares!!
It is like colouring in with yarn instead of colouring pencil - very mesmerising and satisfying in its own way.
There is one question though. Does anyone know how to work out how much yarn I would need? It didn't say on the chart and I am just getting a few skeins as I go. Initially, I bought 2 skeins of each colour but the large square of dark red took the whole skein!
The recommended stitch is basketweave. I think it uses up lots more yarn that the half-cross/tent stitch but should keep the warping to a minimum.