Got lots done over the weekend - finished the body of the vest.
I'm using I tip I learned from Anne at Philosopher's Wool and picking up the stitches from the steeks before cutting them open. She's right, once you cut it open the whole thing becomes kind of floppy and it's much easier to pick up the stitches while it's still a solid piece of fabric. Here's the first side vent.
And then last night I picked up all the stitches for the neck edge. That's one heck of a lot of stitches so that might take a night or two.