BTW those were excellent suggestions to work on my own patterns a la Zimmerman, to use markers so I dob't lose my mind when counting, and to learn to knit continental.
Really appreciate the help and with be working on all of these.
Now this is a wool vest so I will be wearing it in the inevitable winter with a blouse but this shot, and the picture for Fitted Knits which I borrowed from the library for the pattern, should give you an idea.
I think my neckline is a bit higher, probably because I didn't pick up enough stitches, but it is comfortable so we aren't going to worry about that.
I also had my photographer take a shot of the necklace I made up to wear. It is Lia Sophia letter pendants on a chain I already have. The initials of my kids and two granddaughters. I think it is terrific. Good thing to have around your neck when you have to go to your happy place, like a three hour work meeting.