Saturday, November 19, 2011

A little here, a little there

Oliver continues to warm up a little at a time! I finally finished the "Classic Navy" Trio part of the skip-tent stitch for his coat, but will need to add the white for the canvas threads I'd previously skipped.

I've also made some progress on his fair isle sweater, although it's slow going since all of the stitching is in basketweave. I'm using Impressions #1072 for the light gray background, the same white and navy Trio that forms the tweed in the coat, and Felicity's Garden "Granite" for the darker gray.

Those of you waiting anxiously for the tie will, unfortunately, have to wait a bit longer. I need to choose just the right shade of red for the sweater first, since his tie needs to be color-coordinated with the rest of his wardrobe. I will, however, try to stitch a little faster over the weekend!


The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Thanks for explaining the tie has to wait, Anne! The sweater is looking spectacular as it is stitched, by the way. The detail is lovely.

Anonymous said...

You surprised me with the gray background on the sweater. It looks great! You might even be able to finish him completely this weekend. It sure is fun watching that sweater come to life!

Needle Nicely said...

Sure does look spiffy!

Cool City Stitcher said...

I think this is my favorite of the series. Love the colors!