The Cretan stitch is one that I have yet to master. Part of the problem is I am not willing to draw lines on my work. So this time around I thought I would try it with beads. I thought the bead might help me keep my spacing even. I guess it helped. Somehow I managed to get the second to last bead askew and I am unable to correct it due a big nasty knot that happened in the thread. I am only willing to fight with my embroidery for so long. The mistake will have to stand. Thanks to Sharon B at http://pintangle.com/ for the beautiful instructions.