And a Merry Swunday to you all! I hope you’ve had a great one. Personally, mine was pretty cool; got a Keurig one-cup coffee maker to feed my ever-growing addiction, a LEGO kit for The Burrow which is bloody great, and a Pride and Prejudice DVD so I don’t have to wait for it to come on TV to watch it anymore. AND I managed not to stab any of my relatives with a fork!
Over the past few weeks we’ve explored on this blog The Christmas Sweater. What it is, what it means, and how it manages to be so awesome and so horrible at the same time. It’s been a wild ride. Well, maybe “wild” isn’t the best word. Nor “ride”, really. But it definitely has… uhh, been.
Anyway. If you recall, I promised at the beginning of Swadvent to add my own efforts to Christmas Sweaterdom. And I totally was going to do that for, like, two whole weeks after I said it. But then I thought about having to order all my yarn online, and then having to adapt a sweater pattern, and then it was like four weeks til Christmas, and sweaters take a really long time to make, and…
You see where this is going, right? I didn’t make the sweater. BUT. I did make this just-as-awesome if not AWESOMER hat:
It may not be a sweater, but it still has several Christmas Sweater attributes: it’s warm, it’s got a pom-pom on it, and it looks like the holiday season had one too many peppermint martinis and barfed up half-digested fruitcake all over it.
So, with that lovely mental image still dancing in our heads, let’s some up. The Christmas Sweater is a double-edged sword. It can be incredibly cool and charming, or it can be the worst thing ever. But when it comes down to it, The Christmas Sweater is really just a chance to wear your love of Yuletide quite literally on your sleeve.
So eat, drink, be merry, and wear Christmas sweaters. Your grandma is probably gonna make you, anyway.