I am now done the colourwork on one side of the sweater and I'm well underway on the second side. To my great relief the knitting gods seem to have ignored my reckless claims and may allow this sweater to be finished by Christmas. Furthermore it is actually starting to look like I hoped it would.
Tomorrow after work I should be able to get all of the intarsia done and then I can return to knitting in the round. Yay. First, though, I might have to do a bit of yarn wrangling: