I've finished mine, and it looks great! I knit it in Cleckheaton Country 100% merino (a fairly generic yarn, but I live in a small town and yarn varieties are extremely limited). It's blocking right now, but when it's dry (dry, you sucker, dry!) I'll have a picture to post!
I am going to be a latecomer to this KAL but wanted to tell Tamantha one thing: www.knitpicks.com
!! (Unless the "small town" you're referring to is not in the US, that is.)