I'm at 15 inches now. One skein does 3 inches. At 22" I will split from one piece to two for the sleeve holes and shoulders.
So next goals are:
18" by July 15
21" by July 30
24" by August 15
Finish body/shoulders and start collar by August 31
Finish collar and start sleeves by September 15
Finish sleeves and sew together by September 30
I think this is doable!! I mean doable without major interruption of bear production.