I've been waiting for an opportunity to try my hands on something new, namely Italian cross stitch. The opportunity came with something my friend G asked me to do. He needs the arms of Knight's Crossing to wear when he's fighting. He does mainly German things, but didn't specify it, so he'll get a little something Italian...
Silk on linen, Italian cross stitch.
I don't particularly like counted stitch embroidery, but this wasn't too bad.