On the very last day, I'm finally posting my start as well...I was afraid I would change my mind again as I have some very nice charts to choose from, but no I have ordered my fabric and floss, and there's no turning back: Just as Elaine, I'll be starting Tilton Craft's 'Dark Foce' in January.
The pattern calles for 1 over 1 on 25ct, but I had a few concerns with that:
1) the smallest I have stitched so far is 18ct,
2) I don't like 1 over 1 coverage on 25ct, at least not when so many dark colors and black are involved, but 2 over 1 on 25 ct is too bulky for my taste
3) this is Darth Vader, and making him any smaller by switching to 28ct is out of the question.
So my final decision fell on 22ct, 2 over 1. I hope I will be happy with that choice in the end! So, as I said, supplies are ordered; I won't be home before the 4th to start, but I hope that stuff will have arrived by then.