I finally got a chance to take some pictures to show you of progress made:
a little more than 1 1/2 pattern repeats completed, excellent color rendition
Punch and Judy scarf
14 pattern repeats of 21 finished
I had to put the Ladies Jacquard Sweater Vest on hold for the time being, as I discovered that I don't have the right size circs to begin. Grrr. I really thought I had all that covered; I'd have purchased the needles at the same time as the yarn and pattern if I had realized. Now I'll have to pay additional shipping.
My bus socks are ready to have the heel flap knit up on sock #2. That won't take long, and then straight down the foot to the tootsies.