Gee, the sun is rather low in the sky on a January morning, isn't it?! Nice shadows on the chin(s)....
But, the good news is, my vest is finito!
I ended up cutting the bottom inch off and reknitting it downward to make the bottom ribbing work. Picking up from the cast-on edge was no good, because of that darn row with the purls that I so cleverly worked right at the beginning. It made the fabric bend slightly, casting a nasty shadow and attracting undue attention!
I used a bit less than 5 balls of the Yorkshire Tweed Chunky, counting, let's say, 475 meters towards my Knit-A-Mile goal. The yarn is really lovely, sturdy yet soft, warm but not too bulky; just good nice pretty soft wool!
Since I started out with 10 balls, that means I have another vest's worth of yarn in the closet! Something more adventurous next time? The giant lace is still under consideration.
But first, finish the Jaywalkers? Or the blanket??