This is the time of year when I start thinking about what classes I'll be teaching next season.
This is a needlepoint cuff bracelet in pattern stitches. First I looked at the Silk 'n ivory rack, trying to decide on the colors I thought would look good together. Then I started flipping through stitch books, looking for stitches that are "rows" of pattern. I also don't want stitches that are too long that they will snag, or bumpy that they will wear poorly.
Here's the beginning. It's 36 stitches (2 inches) wide on 18mesh. It will eventually be 7 inches long.
Now that the "heavy lifting" is done in creating this design, I'm mentally ready to move on to other class possibilities while my fingers are finishing this.