Although I'm posting this a day late, I thought I'd make a quick post to share my progress that I've made so far. This picture was taken yesterday on my lunch break, so I've made a teensy bit more progress since then. I had about 6" of the body done at that point.
It's going a bit faster now that I'm past the ribbing section. I'm in need of good chunks of time to sit down and work on my sweater, which I'll get this weekend on a mini family vacation in northern Wisconsin. Hopefully I will have finished the body by Tuesday when we get back and can start the sleeves.