Not much exciting to blog about today. We just finished a big Sunday supper. I put a prime rib roast in the oven this morning. I like to cook it really slow - about 6 hours at 200 degrees. It makes it so tender. Plus garlic mashed potatoes, carrots, turnip chunks glazed in brown sugar, yorkshire pudding (love these) and coconut cream pie for dessert.
Now we are all just stuffed lumps in the living room. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, I might be able to get the color stripe border finished on the rug tonight. All that will be left then will be about 2 rows of hooking around the outer edge. I'm waiting for my new #8 cutterhead to arrive to cut the wool for that. It was shipped about a week and a half ago so it should arrive soon (I hope). However, I always under-estimate the amount of time it takes me to hook so my completion time might be off by a day or two. I can't hook tomorrow as it is my long, long day at work.
I didn't hand-make any Christmas gifts this year. I usually do some but it seems like it was just Labor Day and now its almost Christmas. Maybe if I want to make homemade gifts for next year I should start now! However, I do want to try to make something small for my friend Carrie's Mom. I am thinking maybe a small hooked pillow 12x12. I have a couple of ideas but we will have to see how the time goes.
Have a great week.