I went on a bus trip this weekend, from Naperville IL to ThreadBear Fiberarts in Lansing Michigan. This gave me plenty of knitting time. As you can see I'm making good progress on the back. I'm very happy with how the front and back look together. This will definitely be a distinctive, one of a kind piece.
I met someone from Chicago who bought yarn for Tomato and told her about this KAL. Hopefully we'll be seeing her posts here as well.