Early last week, my friend Christy posted a picture of her outfit that day, in which she wore her Bloom vest. It got into my head something awful and next thing I knew I was on Ravelry searching “vest.” Then Bertha tweeted something about looking at/considering Honeycomb. No, *I* am looking at/considering Honeycomb, I said! Clearly, vests had gotten into her head too.
Next thing we knew, Christy had coined the name Vestvember, I’d created the Ravelry and Flickr groups, and we’d worked our mind control on the masses on Twitter, who started suddenly wanting vests, too. Even people who don’t spend all hours of the day on Twitter saw it on Ravelry and it took over their brains, too. It’s viral, people, watch out.
125 other people caught the bug and are scheming for vests. This infection is more potent than Swine Flu. We’ve got plans for colorwork vests, cardigan vests, and still plenty of Honeycombs. I’m so overcome by the idea of vests right now, I think I’ll probably make two. It seems highly likely I’ll get through both in record time, too, as I cast on for my Honeycomb on Friday (yeah, yeah, before November, but Vestvember was in full swing as far as I was concerned), finished the ribbing that night, and now I’m more than halfway up the back. I keep reminding myself: There’s only a front left to go!