I'm super pleased with how well this is stitching up. I thought the detail might be compromised with being a mini, but so far this is not the case. I'm expecting the detail on the knight's tunic is where the biggest different will be seen, but so far I'm pleased as punch over this. It has been a lot more confetti, and as a result, it really slows me down. Plus, I have to say, I'm not a big fan of the pre-gridded Aida or Ziegert. I find the fabric is so stiff, plus it's a little sharp. I really have to remember to cut smaller pieces of thread, as sometimes (quite often, actually) I'll pull the thread through, only to find it's snapped. Also, I find my hand feels more tired after stitching on it. Perhaps it's having to pull the needle through the stiffer fabric, but I definitely suffer more needle fatigue with Aida/Ziegert than Lugana or Pearl. For me, 25 count is just a bit too small, so if I want to work with pre-grid fabric, I'm left with Aida or Ziegert as my choice. On an interesting side note, I found a whole bunch of 18 ct. pre-grid Aida that I had in my stash. Who knew?! So, even though it's not my favourite, I will end up using it, because I hate waste.
I'm back working on Wind Moon. How much faster she is, which is good, because it's page 2 of 65. *headdesk* I'm almost considering doing two pages of her to one page of Turret Stairs, I don't know, I'll just play it by ear. It won't make stitching her up any faster, it will just seem like I am. And that's almost as good, isn't it?