Here's the body so far after 1 day.
This is working up quickly, and was perfect for knitting during football last night. Got about 7 inches done so far, which I calculated to be approximately 2400 stitches. For anyone playing along with the NaKniSweMo, when finished the body will be comprised of approximately 24,000 stitches. It's working up smaller in width than my finished measurements, but I know it will grow upon blocking (thank you Mr. Swatch).
Plan is to continue working on this in the evenings with the hope of getting it finished by the end of the week.