That is IT. I am going to do two more rows on this !&%$# vest, and then I'm starting on the front. I am going to do two more rows because even though I can stretch it to fit the suggested dimensions, I want it to be big enough, dammit!
My dad's birthday is February 29th. He doesn't celebrate it on the off years; he barely does during Leap Year. But I <3 birthdays, and so I try to make sure that he gets at least one really nice thing for his once-every-four-years day.
This year, I wanted to make him a vest. I wanted to make him this vest. (click on the itty bitty picture and it should pop up a window you can actually see.) Sadly, I couldn't afford the yarn, even with the great sales they were having right before the end of the year. So I dug some yarn out from under my bed - a lovely cranberry-coloured wool/alpaca blend - and frogged the sweater I started from it a year ago, wound it all back up and started making a vest.
It is a bulky yarn, so I'm moving right along, but I keep thinking I MUST be far enough along to stop THIS time. So I pull out my tape measure, and check again...still not 27 inches from hem to top of shoulder.
He's worth it... He's worth it... He's worth it... He can be a sexist jerk sometimes but he helped me develop a sense of self-worth that lots of people don't have... And I've never knitted him anything, not even the guitar strap I promised him for Christmas 2005...
At least a friend said she'd be willing to put the zipper in for me, if I ever get that far. (sigh)