|A tiny little beach chair cross stitch|
I finally get to have a TNT (Tiny Needle Tuesday) post!
Doesn't look like much yet plus I forgot to take photos for today's post until late last night so the lighting is horrible. Even more horrible than normal! Some of the bad lighting might be karma coming to get me. I'm feeling a little bit guilty about the pattern.
I'm not even sure what magazine I saw it in, but it was one of those 'Ladies' magazines about decorating, cooking and old age face creams. Anyway... In one of the photos of a beach house, there was a simple little cross stitched beach chair hanging on the wall. I thought it was adorable and that it would be so cute to have a set of them in different colors... So I ripped the page out of the magazine, scanned it into the computer, enlarged it and hand copied the pattern onto graph paper.
And twenty minutes after I sat down to start stitching, Hayden came to visit so I didn't get very far. But that's okay. I have a few stitches done. It counts as a TNT!
|Timeless Pullover knit with Aloft, a mohair and silk blend|
The Timeless pullover is coming along, slowly, but surely. Actually, I'm astounded at how much progress I've made considering the sweater is knit with mohair, it's July in Virginia, and we've had a week of 95+ degree days with 'feels like' temperatures exceeding 105 degrees.
Timeless is obviously way too big for my mannequin, but that's a good thing. I am also much bigger than my mannequin. I haven't had the nerve to try the sweater on yet. Did I mention that it's been 95+ degrees with 'feels like' temperatures exceeding 105? Yeah, I'm sticking with the "I can block that out" theory until it cools off. Cools way, way off!