I might be avoiding something, but these are the positives:
And finally, something I did not find at the bottom of the sock basket, but I did find the swatch for this at the bottom of the other WIP basket, the things I feel like working on WIP basket. (This is different from the WIP basket of things that I don't feel like working on, and the things that are hiding in the closet that are in a pre-frogging state.)
It is the beginnings of a simple blue sweater. My wardrobe needs replacements of basic sweaters that work with everything. This one is going to be as simple as I can make it, crew neck type collar, 3/4 length sleeves, simple tunic shape.
I am debating lace work just to relieve the boredom of long long rows of stockinette. If I do put some in, they will run down the length of the fronts. It isn't the sort of thing I was thinking about as I began, but now that the shoulders are set up, I have time to think of options.
There are a couple more pairs of socks to finish the heels on before I leave the sock basket. After the sock basket is done, it will be my next set of days off and I promise myself I am going to get back to working on the vest.
By next week, I will be ready to face it. I will have sufficient positive results under my belt to bolster my fragile knitter's ego.