After 4+ months, the Woodsy Ribs vest is done!!! I did end up enjoying this project, especially since it does fit my husband beautifully. All of that measuring along the way did pay off. The V-neck is a bit too shallow for his liking, but I am strenuously blocking that part of the vest while letting the rest of it smooth out gently, and we'll see what happens.
Now I will finish up the http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer03/PATTchildHood.htmland pick my next project from my stash.