Pardon the horrible photography, but these are about the best of the bunch and I'm not in the mood to keep trying. Unfortunately the pictures really do not do the vest justice. It is truly beautiful. I love the color, the fit, and the design.
I found the pattern a bit difficult to follow. No errors in the pattern, but a lot of "And at the same time". There was one point where I was shaping the neck AND the armhole while twisting cables in different directions on different rows, and following directions that told me to "reverse all shaping" which in themselves were "shape as for right side of back" and so forth. In the end I had to resort to writing all the shaping directions, with the cable twists included, out on the computer and then following them line by line through all the various things I was to be doing on each row. It worked. The vest turned out fantastic!
Despite my normal aversion to knitting the same item more than once, I might tackle this one again some day --- perhaps in handspun next time.