The yarn for my Ivy League Vest arrived yesterday, and the colors, while not necessary a palette I would normally go for (even though there's teal in there) are quite close to those in the model. I like the model version, so I think that even though some of the colors aren't my favorites together they will all work well. My dark teal is backordered until late November, but I can swatch and maybe start the bottom ribbing - I don't think the dark blue is needed for a bit. I've decided I want to finish at least two projects before I start this, including some felted clogs for my uncle, which need to be finished while my parents are visiting so they can take them home with them for gifting. The yarn (Knit Picks Wool of the Andes) for those arrived yesterday as well, so no delays. I finished the second Selbuvotter mitten last night, so I just have the thumbs to tackle, which I'll hopefully do this evening. I'm afraid of the thumbs, but, well, they won't knit themselves. I bought some yarn to make my cousin a pair of Selbuvotter for Christmas, and I might as well practice on mittens for me if I'm going to be screwing things up. I'm this close to finishing a secret gift project, so that will probably also be done tonight. So, after I finish my mittens, and the gift, and the clogs, I will swatch for the vest.