Yesterday one of my coworkers jokingly asked me how being married is any different from dating except for (in my case) living together. She caught me off guard because all I could think of were serious answers. Little things like I get a good night kiss every night even if I'm already asleep or I'm so secure in our relationship that I've started singing in the shower. Or the fact that I now get presents like this
Which turn into this
That's right! On Monday I finished my Heliopath Vest by Emma Welford out of The Plucky Knitter Plucky Sweater in Sticky Toffee. I was so excited and happy with the result that I proceeded to wear it for the rest of the day including to a full staff quarterly meeting at work. Nothing makes me feel more smug than when someone walks over and says "I'm guessing you knit that". I should be more modest, but in an organization full of outstanding creative individuals I have to take me accolades where I can.
I was really nervous about knitting the size 34 once I got about halfway through the body of the vest. Even though I wanted a fitted look I became very concerned that it would be too small. Fortunately I trusted my gut, the advice of Emma, and my swatch and powered through.
It was a lot easier to memorize the pattern than I had originally thought. The cable is logical and adorable and I made liberal use of my stitch markers. It was a little slow going if I wanted to read, but got me through many a football game or match and hit that autumnal cable craving I always develop this time of year. And then you get to drop stitches! That was one of the most decadent feelings I have ever had.
Oh, and the buttons? They're Gnome Acres. And so stinking cute people admire them more than my stitches.
To see more proud finished objects, head on over to Tami's Amis!