Thursday, April 17, 2008

My French Mistress

Well, here she is, in the making . . . . (drumroll please) . . . my new French Mistress Vest that is my current knitting project.

Ah! What were you thinking I meant? Naughty, naughty. Of COURSE it's a vest. Jeez! It's a Tracy Bonkers pattern and worsted weight ball of yarn - 900 yards to be exact. While it doesn't look quite as big and fluffy here:

It is HUGE and looked really funny carrying all over Knitting in the Heartland. (I bought it at the market but admired it all day). It was my ONE yarn splurge at the conference - oh, I did buy the Fitted Knits book too, but in terms of yarn, this was it, just the vest. The vest is knit in all directions, starting with the back panel.

Here is the pattern I'm using:
It's a darling Tracy Bonkers' design - and I really think it's fun, although probably too young for me, who cares? This vest, incidentally, was why I was asking people in my knitting group if they've ever made polymer buttons, because I will be creating some of those for these vest. I'll be making them in my kitchen soon, stay tuned!

In diet/health/exercise news: I'm doing pretty well. Not perfect, but pretty darn well. Although I don't think I've lost much, if any, weight so far, I am NOT drinking coffee or any other caffeine, I have exercised every single day for at least 1/2 hour. Those have been the two HARDEST things. I have slipped up a bit - one night I ate a grilled cheese sandwich, and cheese is clearly a dairy product. Last night I had a chicken fried steak - ah not so good when it's "no beef." But that's the only beef I had all week so far. Have been doing really good about restaurants, only ONE time this week so far, last night at Culvers, and that is where I was weak and succumbed (sp?) to the beef.

Can you tell I've been REALLY into Lime color lately? I can't tell you how many people, total strangers even, have complimented that danged bag! People absolutely love it. It's huge - it sits in it's own chair, but I love it.

Ah well, I gotta run or I'll be late to work.


Elysbeth said...

Ze bag is marvelous.

Mmn, Culver's. Fortunately I am currently in a Culvers-free zone.

Elysbeth said...

Oh yeah, I meant to tell you. Cut up an apple, so it makes nice finger food, then cut up an orange. Put the apple in the container first, then the orange. You have nice snack size pieces and the apple won't turn brown because of the citric acid from the orange.

PBW said...
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PBW said...

I love the way the yarn matches your cute bag. You're turning me into a lime-a-holic too!