Okay, it was overly ambitious to think I could possibly finish this vest even without the front pocket for Baby Ben's birthday...I forgot I would have one less night to knit and didn't anticipate having generally less knitting time (having two boys start school with one for the first time does put a dent on your time!) plus some difficulties with my choice of yarn.
As I won't be finishing it tomorrow, I am going to set it aside a night and pick it up again when I'm seeing the glass half-full again and can see its potential again.
Tonight, I'll work on my rainbow ripple blanket...it's orange and pink tonight on the menu. That is sure to perk any girl up and is the perfect way to celebrate Little B's first day at Kindy. He had a good time and was thoroughly exhausted by his first day....his mama is as well. It may be a very early night in this household!