After a 12 hour car ride (6 hours each way) plus a couple of relaxed nights at my in-laws, I actually FINISHED the back of the Woodsy Ribs Vest!
I got to measure hubby several times and I think it's going to fit; it may be a tiny bit too long from armhole to bottom and a tiny bit short from armhole to shoulder (which can be blocked, I'm sure), but overall, it looked right for him and, once we got home, it matched up about the same way with the sample sweater I used as a guide. Now I'm on to the front...6 rows out of 130 to the armhole done! I am now confident that I WILL finish this project before our August vacation!!
I also got my yarn for the Ruffled Evening Bag just in time for our trip, but because I was committed to making significant headway on the vest, didn't do too much on the bag. It is a quick knit, though, and I think it's going to be lovely.
Knitting with the pre-beaded Tilli Tomas Rock Star is a bit challenging, but I'm getting the hang of it. Knitting with 100 percent silk is lovely!