Done and done!
The Chunky Monkey vest is ready to give to my chunky monkey!
I was sweating it. This is a stash project, yarn and
buttons, but I was very unsure if I'd have enough of the tan to work all of the ribbed areas. I still have 3 balls of the blue remaining.
As it stands, I knit the neckband and armhole ribbing with less rows than called for, but honestly, I knit them until I liked them, regardless of the yarn shortfall. Other Chunky Monkey vests have very wide neckbands and armbands. Too wide for my taste.
Anyhoo, this is a nice pattern, and it's open for many color interpretations.
It's a great "knit from stash" pattern. My Ravelry project notes
The buttons are steel, and I was worried that they'd be too heavy for the
buttonband (seeing that the yarn is Ella Rae Latte). But they are just right,
much to my relief because these were the only buttons in my stash that came close to "ok".