On Friday night, after a day of sleeping and dreaming of knitting, I was able to seam the sleeves, and start knitting the body in the round.
The 3 needle bindoff made for a great seam.
The first few rows of the body are here.
Today, I completed about 2.5 inches of the stockinette body portion.
There is no way that I will be able to complete this whole sweater by midnight. So, I will gracefully bow out of this Nakniswemo challenge. It's been fun.