I love Christmas in some ways, but I hate, and I mean HATE the onslaught of Christmas music. I don't mind a little holiday music the week before Christmas, but I get over it really quick. It doesn't help that every commercial on TV uses said music too, making it impossible to escape. Tonight I heard "Here we come a Wassailing" like 10 times. I decided that it would be better as "Here we come a Waffling".
I understand the idea of "wassailing". Riding around in a sleigh w/ all your friends, drinking warm spiced wine at each others houses. In principle, this is my kind of evening of entertainment! However, horses smell - an necessary part of riding in a sleigh; it's cold this time of year, and sleighs are not heated - not to mention the drunk driving charges; and lastly, wine makes me blow chunks. (really one glass and I'm sick. Beer and hard liquor are cool. FYI)
Now think about this: Driving house to house w/ your friends, eating waffles. Of course there would be drinking - don't be crazy! But all that bread to soak it up! And waffles are yummy. And no horse smell, or cold to deal with. Drunk driving charges are still your own dumb fault.
I am making progress on the bag. Slow progress. It is knit at a really tight gauge, and therefore is rather hard on the hands. I have to put it down often, lest I get a tragic knitting injury. That cannot happen! I still have a lot of Holiday knitting to get finished!
Sock #2 is starting the gusset increases....
oh, and just cause, I picked up some more sock yarn. It is another I've never tried, which was the reason behind the purchase.
It is Ranco, by Araucania in color #103. pretty....