The knitting proceeded with very little drama, it was an easy to knit, easy to follow pattern. Once I'd finished the knitting and the steeking I tried it on and discovered a very strange thing: the straps were too long, but only at the front. Which makes no sense, since the whole thing is knit in the round.
Anyway, I cut the straps shorter, and did the finishing, which, like on all steeked projects, seemed to take a really long time.
I am so, so happy with how this came out. I'm really glad I raised the neckline:
I'm REALLY glad I went up half a needle size, since it's pretty fitted, bordering on tight:
And I'm really glad I finally knit this beautiful vest. I'm pleased until I waited until I knew enough to be able to make the changes I wanted to make, and also I got to make it in a yarn that hadn't even been thought of when i first bought the pattern.