Sorry to just be getting to this now. I've been away from the forums for a while with work and am trying to get back into it.
I think it came out great and, like I said, I love matching the yarn to the shell. I think I told you in e-mail that there was another guy who made one for a thru and it seemed to work out great. Actually, he made two - one like yours and a single layer, which he switched out to when it got warm. That's something I've been meaning to offer for a long time. Hopefully I finally will once the big changeover is complete. I can put you in touch with him for some thru-hiking-with-KAQ experience and tips if you like.
Again, great work. I'll be posting your saga on my site very soon. And there's a free t-shirt on the way. Just send me your address and size. The offer is still good for anyone else making their own. I dream of the day when so many people are that I won't be able to afford the shirts anymore