Doing multiple layers of stitching was always in the cards, but I'm starting to think that maybe there will need to be three layers: a second to bring out some of the details that got lost, and then a third to smooth them back down again where needed. I'm also still really torn on backstiching. I'm thinking that by doing three passes, instead of two, I'll be able to avoid it. I hope I will anyway, because backstitching this thing and making it look good will not be easy. Mostly because of that brown horse. I mean, what is it even doing?
I might be able to have the first layer done by this time next week, so we'll see what needs to be done to get some of this stuff looking nicer.
Also worked on and completed in about two and a half hours was the final piece to a kit I've been teasing for months. I have finished the final cat!
But in finishing the kit, I also did something else! I got a speed stitch done!
And speaking of things that could be better, after wrestling with my input sound all year, I've finally solved the problem. Sort of. Mostly. I'm waiting on something to arrive from Amazon. I'm well aware that the audio on my livestreams sucks like hell, but that's because the lav mic I use for filming my to-the-camera videos doesn't work with my computer. I've spent countless hours messing around with settings, drivers, ports, only to find out last night that my PC doesn't recognise my lav mic as a microphone. So, I decided to take the plunge and invested in a cheap but well-reviewed condenser mic last night. It should be getting here on Friday, giving me just enough time to learn how to set it up before I do Friday's stream.
Speaking of which, livestreams aren't going to be in the mornings anymore. Or at least, not primarily. A series of circumstances surrounding how my day works has led me to decide to mainly stream in the evenings now, though I'll probably do some morning streams on days when my husband is home. In theory, he gets three days off a week. So in theory, I'll still do morning streams three times a week.
In practise, it may be more than that. Or it may be less. It will probably more often depend on how I feel.