wow art lady, you are so organized!
i'm going to bust out a blank notebook and get started on taking notes. I've never done that before but I must say I think it's a good habit to develop.
I cast on the back and I have about 3 inches of the ribbing with the smaller needles. I noticed that the finished length of the back and side panel is only 14.5", but I would prefer it to be much longer. Will it affect the pattern if I just knit the length following the bigger sizes but keep the width for 48? I wonder if 150 yards is enough to cover that extra length?