Here are more work in progress shots:
I cut her out of a felted wool sweater using my original drawing as a template. I love the texture of the cables in the sweater. I am playing with texture and detail vs. simplicity and economy. You will see what I mean when I show you the stitching next time.
These pants were my favourite work pants until they had an unfortunate confrontation with the corner of my desk. I tried and tried to figure out a creative way to fix them, but decided against stitches or patches on my butt. So now they're being repurposed for my embroidery projects. Now that I have them on the hoop I think they are perfect for this project. The weave is nice to work with for stitching, the colour is perfect and it has some subtle character I couldn't have planned into the piece if I'd tried.
I think I'm going to go stitch now. The house is quiet like Christmas morning before everyone else gets up and I've got work to do.