Yippee! I have a FO to report. This is the V-Neck Vest from KnitSimple Fall 06. The yarn is Berroco Ultra Alpaca in the Redwood Mix (6281) color.
I have to recommend the yarn. It's just so soft and workable. Plus at about $8.95 a hank for 215 yards, it's a good deal.
I'm happy with the finished product, but as I reported earlier, I had some gauge problems. No matter what needle size I tried, I couldn't hit gauge. I didn't do any hardcore math, but based on some reasonable assumptions, I figured I could make the XS size and I'd be in good shape. I was almost right. The XS is still too big, but I can certainly live with it. I'm not positive, but I think my moss stitch doesn't behave the way it's supposed and leads to some super-sized garments.
Plus, I think I finally learned a lesson we all know, but sometimes ignore. If the design doesn't have waist shaping and looks big and boxy in the photo, that's probably the way it's going to look on the final product. If that's not a look you enjoy, make mods or move on.
Next up, more cables and maybe more vests!