a man young and old: iii. the mermaid


This cross stitch piece took me a few weeks, and no wonder - it turned out pretty large! I’m not sure if you can tell, but the waves each have five or six different shades of blue, which took a lot of close counting and concentration. I don’t do large projects like this often, but when I do, I love how beautiful they are.

The poem below the mermaid is taken from Yeats’ “A Man Young and Old” - it’s part III.

I purchased the pattern here: [Link!]