It’s Vestvember!

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!

vestvember has begun

honeycomb progress

18 Responses to It’s Vestvember!

  1. Lauren says:

    Oh my gosh, I was planning a sweater for NaKniSweMo, but now you’ve got me thinking about the four skeins of discontinued Silky Tweed I have …

  2. leo says:

    1. I can’t believe 125 people have signed on for vestvember! so! exciting!
    2. Also, I can’t believe you compared it to swine flu. Frakking hilarious.

  3. gale (she shoots sheep shots) says:

    Sorely tempted, this would give me a deadline to finally make the Mendocino vest from Shear Spirit, and redeem it from the craptastic photo of it in the book .
    Except I just committed to a manly cabled sweater. Hmmm……maybe someone else will do it by proxy.

  4. Meg says:

    How funny! I’ve been working on a personal vest design for a bit now, and I had to rip back all the way to the ribbing last night. I guess I’ll just have to jump on board for Vestvember!

  5. libraryliz says:

    I have resisted the pull of Vestvember but it is fun to watch everyone making vests! Yours looks awesome. I love the yarn/shade you chose.

  6. Alex says:

    So funny. In October I bought yarn specifically for a vest. I want to play with some color in tessellated designs, but looking at the Deep V vest makes me want to make THAT. Thanks for the kick in the butt to get me started!

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