I am very happy to report that I did meet my goal of finishing the second sleeve on Saturday. I also started on the back and made decent progress on it yesterday, although haven't touched yet today. Plan on knitting on it during House.
I didn't want a big chunky knit but I have to admit I like how fast it's knitting up! I look forward to having a cozy coat to cuddle into as the days get shorter and colder. I've actually been looking at the pattern and wondering if this design would accommodate a hood without looking overly bulky around the neck.