asked a question which had me thinking of sweaters. Those woolly, fuzzy, knit patterned pull-overs n carrticans some won't ever think of wintering without.
My Mother was guilty of owning tons of themed, picture sweaters n sweat shirts for every imaginable holiday. She often received them as gifts, n wore them at family dinner get-togethers with the grandkids. She owned so many cartooney Christmas symbols n patterned designs- n I wore so few...
I've never liked wearing sweaters. I used to think I was allergic to them, especially the wool ones, because most would make me itch like crazy. Turns out I'm not allergic to wool, but to the dust mites, n have sensitive skin easily irritated by the knit weave patterns moving across it. I could probably wear one now after it's properly washed n before it's reloaded with more mites.
My mother thought I should wear more sweaters, n bought me one every year for Xmas, no return allowed. I always preferred flannel shirts n zip-sweatshirts. The only sweater-like thing she got me that was worn on a regular basis as a young adult, was really a fuzzy-smooth acrylic top with brown n tan geometrics around the neck n sleeve.
Now-a-days to stay warm at home, I always wear layered cotton shirts, n use flannel or similar. large, pocketed button-up shirts for over-layers. At work I wear clothes which get ruined every day, usually uniform pants n layered dark-colored t's to peel off afterward.
Every year at this time, I always remember my Mother wearing one of those bright, holiday sweaters - Like the one with crossed candy canes n gingerbread cookie men on it.
The holiday is a week off, n I'm still getting things together. I wanted to get all the wrapping done, but my paper supply ran out! One more day left to do it all, then have to work until Xmas Eve. I'm betting the stores will be too crazy to get any shopping done that day anyhow... Happy loose -end tying!
(pic is a leftover of the last fall cove sunset I watched at the bridge)