I stopped by Knitting Central for some supplies for my Fair Isle sweater - namely more Turbo Addis - US Size 1 needles in 14 and 24 lengths. Sally also gave me a refresher course on how to knit colorwork in the round without having a jagged edge at the beginning of each row. Here's my sample waistband (with only 26 sts) in sock yarn:
The white pin is where I made my mistake. I forgot to carry the blue yarn in the center of the knitting, so it ended up on the right side of the work. When it was time to use the blue again, it had be pulled across 3 rows and was evident to all who could see. Yet another good reason to make a practice swatch. Now I'll remember to carry the yarn on the inside of the work for the real sweater.
OK - now I have my swatches, my measurements, and my extra Turbo Addis. I guess I'm all ready to begin knitting the Fair Isle Vest.
NOTE: BF had to go on a business trip today. As I was zipping his bag shut this morning, I realized I hadn't tucked any notes or mementos inside his bag, so I grabbed the closest thing available to make him think of me - the ABCD Orange Crayola swatch and put it right on top of his clothes. : D