Needle Nicely has two customers' rugs to send to our rug finisher. I always enclose a twisted cord to be attached to the perimeter of a rug when it is finished. For the twisted cord, it is necessary to have an uncut hank of Paternayan. I unwrapped the first skein (the only skein I had of that color) and prepared to cut the knot joining the ends of the yarn in the hank. I had a "brain fart" in the process of cutting the knot and I then proceeded to start cutting through the hank. I stopped myself after about 1 1/2 inches of the 5 inch thickness. I did managed to salvage enough lengths for my cording, but this is what the remaining yarn looks like:
Needlepoint designers don't seem to have gotten the message that this is my really sloooow time of year. Here are several canvases that have arrived. This first is one of the shorter Christmas stockings from Strictly Christmas. I can see a real demand for less stitching.