Here are the left and right sides of the body - finished! After I finished the right side, I did a three needle bind-off to form the back "seam". (This cleverness belongs to Annie Modesitt and her great pattern, not me.) You can see this seam in the photo, as the pile is somewhat distorted right in the middle of the back. I'm quite sure that a little hand-grooming will make this invisible.
I've started one of the sleeves, using the instructions from Annie's website which vary somewhat from the instructions in Interweave Knits. I suspect either would work, but the instructions I'm using make sense to me.
The pelt pattern on the sleeves are made with short rows. This is a great sweater for someone interested in experiencing short-row shaping.