I decided to do some more backstitch last night. I'm humming along and I figure I should take advantage of my willingness to accomplish it. Especially since the chart is about to self-destruct; I had to put another layer of tape on it today, LOL.
I started stitching the golden motifs on her shawl last night while watching Law and Order and Homicide: Life on the Streets. I miss Homicide. That was a pretty awesome show in the mid-90s. And I am not just saying this because it was set in Baltimore, and a lot of my acting buddies worked on it. It was a good show. And I don't think you can get it on DVD. If you can, I'm so buying it.
Anyway, the Kreinek braid was a fine choice to use to do this instead of the ugly thread that came with a kit. It makes just enough impact to be lovely without being overwhelming and it's making the shawl pop. I am super-pleased with it.
I am trying to do a small section of skirt in between backstitching. I think I may be psyching myself out about the funky shading on the skirt and how tricky it all is, and so it's important I fight that.
I will admit, I bought stash today. Someone found a Schipperke pattern on Oldstitch, and I can't pass that up. They don't come around often.