And you see, there was! And furthermore, they were 50% off for a total of two bucks.
I ripped the vest back to the beginning, and then I had a nice long knitting session when I accompanied my husband on a business trip to the far reaches of New York State. I want to give a shout out to Pita Restaurant of Brockport, NY, where I talked falafel with the Lebanese chef. The food was excellent, he approved of my recipe (what I could remember), and then gave me a small container of "falafel spice - but don't use too much or it will be bitter."
Even with all that driving, I am not quite done with the vest. But I got the buttonholes on the same side this time! And I had a lovely break from the kids and all their laundry, meals, and noise.