The pinwheel sweater is definitely making progress. Last night, I finished the tan band and started with the coffee bean brown. Its dark heather-y-ness is a cool contrast to the light sandy tone of the prior color. I don't have pictures yet because I haven't completed a full round in the new color yet. Those will come a little later when there is more of the contrast to see.
A benefit of this project is that I will have a few bits & pieces of coordinating colors left over from each of the bands. A few ideas are rolling around for small pieces. They range from a felted purse, mittens, narrow scarf, and a sweater for a teddy bear. Who knows what will come off the needles at this point?