Buttonbox is finished except for the blocking. I wove in the ends and sewed the buttons today. A quick try-on was a bit of a disappointment though. It is a little snugger than I had hoped. With a good blocking, and a few more pounds off my body, it should fit nicely. I took a couple pictures while I was wearing it but deleted them. Not so much because of the fit, but mainly because of the toothpaste splatters on the bathroom mirror. ( I know...gross! Sorry.)
I modified the pattern a little bit. I left off the pockets and I did the collar as one continuous section. If I make another vest I will make a couple other modifications. I will do a few more repeats of the pattern before the waist shaping. I think I would have liked it to be a bit longer to cover my belly. Also, I would make the collar a bit wider. My quick try-on had it wanting to stand up against the back of my neck. A wider collar might alleviate that problem.
I am quite happy with how it turned out though. This was a big leap of faith for me since I am a new spinner. I am happy with how the yarn behaved while I knit and the final product is just as I envisioned. My only concern is that it may pill with wear. We'll see how it holds up.
I promise I will someday post a picture of me wearing this. Winter is far from over. I'm sure there will be many opportunities for me to wear it.