As some of you know, my husband and I are living apart for a few weeks. He went back to the east coast to finish a research project, so we will be separated for a total of six weeks. Six very long weeks. After you've been with someone for a significant period of time (we've known each other almost seven years), there are things about yourself that you forget. Being apart, I've remembered several things about myself:
1. I have the worst sense of direction ever. I waste at least 15 minutes each day trying to remember where I parked the car. Don't even get me started regarding about how I'm finding my way around a new town. Let's just say that mapquest is my best friend.
2. I drink way too much coffee. When we're together I drink tea instead, but left to my own devices I worship the coffeepot as a god.
3. Whatever milk we consume when we're together is due almost entirely to me. This consumption is increased even more when I drink coffee (with milk, of course).
4. I eat very little meat. Who has room after drinking all that coffee and milk?
I really hope our separation ends soon, or I will end up anemic, wandering aimlessy around parking lots, carrying a full mug of coffee and milk. Not a pretty picture, is it?
Anyway, this weekend I finally finished the madras top I've been working for about 3 years. It wasn't hard to make really, I just didn't work on it very much. It's supposed to be a little peasant top, but I'm wearing it more like a little flyaway jacket. I'm worried that it might make me look a little chubby, but if I wear it over a fitted skirt and cami, I think it will be OK. I did some shopping this weekend, and I'm so excited that knit vests will be stylish for fall! I have one nearly done and would love to make another. I have a vogue knitting pattern for a cropped u-neck that I'm just itching to try. Sweater vests really speak to my inner nerd, and you gotta love that!