Finished back...on to the left front!
Well, I've finished my back. Sorry, don't have pics yet...soon!
One thing I've noticed is that while my length is spot on, my width doesn't at all match what the pattern says I should have. It's concerning, since I'm several inches more narrow than I think I should be, and I'm not sure if that will come out in the blocking or not.
Another thing I've been thinking about is making an alteration to the pattern and using buttons instead of a zipper. Anybody thought about that? I was thinking that if the bands were expanded by a row or three, I could work in buttonholes and use some small buttons. I'm not dead set against the zipper, but I prefer buttons...and I'm worried that using snaps will put a lot of stress on the yarn.