Crochet Holes

I enjoy wearing my holey distressed jeans. If you follow my blog, you may have read how I distressed my own jeans. I will go shopping for new jeans and can’t hardly find any that are not full of holes and look like they have been in a bull rink. I just refuse to pay high prices for ripped jeans. But then, again, they are my favorite. Go figure.

Last night as I was itching for something to crochet. I seen my jeans laying in the stack of clean clothes that my husband had just folded. Yes I have a wonderful husband that does the laundry a lot. He also washes dishes. We are good at sharing chores.

As I was looking at my worn out jeans, A thought crossed my mind of crocheting a patch on one of the bigger holes. When I get a thought, I have to attempt the process or it will drive me crazy. I found some instructions online then pulled out my yarn and hook and crocheted a hole. 
[Husband rolls eyes]. 

I like how they turned out and it gives them some unique character. Distressed and holey jeans are fun to wear when the weather is too warm for pants but too cool for shorts. 

I remember back in the day we would wear holes in the knees of our jeans and mom would sew patches on them. We did not go anywhere with holes in our pants. We also used to wear our jeans until they were too short, then mom cut them off to make shorts. The cut off part would go into the scrap barrel and used for more patches in the future. 
Clothes were not thrown out and wasted like they are today. 

Crochet pattern can be found HERE.

Don’t X out Christmas

Every year I see it. All over the internet and even on Christmas cards. The phrase “Merry Xmas”, or “It’s Xmas time”, etc. 
This abbreviation has become so common that it has been called “Christogram”. 

To me and many Christians, this is crossing out Christ in the word Christ-mas. If your not Christian, you may think this complaint is just silly. Most will argue and defend the reason behind the X and that is fine. They have a point and here is what they will say.

“Oh. It’s not an X, it’s a cross”
“The X” in the Greek alphabet is the symbol for the word “Chi” which is the first letter of the Greek word for Christ”. 
Blah blah blah.....

Ok I get that but why are we only advertising this Greek shortcut during Christmas? Unless you speak and spell Greek, why not spell out our Saviors name when speaking of him? 

Most people that are crossing out the word Christ in Christmas with an X do not even know why they do it. I know most people do not mean any harm in it and do not realize how bad it looks to some folks. They simply think its an “abbreviation” or shortcut. Some may just like the way it looks. I do not grudge those that chose not to spell out “Christmas” but it gets under my skin a bit to see it. 

I personally think people will argue the Greek reasons behind it just to try to prove a point or relieve their conscience during the season, because they never have a problem using the word “Jesus Christ”, “gd” or “Oh my God!” in their other vocabulary during the year. 

This was my rant for today. 
This post was not directed at any particular person or persons and meant no harm. 
Now go on out and let me know if you find the X in Christmas Shopping.