No, I haven't abandoned the Towel of the Month (though this month seemed pretty full up with getting ready for the Designing Weavers sale). Here's a photo of November's towel as it was being woven. I must say I don't really "get" crackle weave. It seems to have all the blurriness of overshot and none of the pattern. I'm not sure it's worth the complicated threading. I know there are other ways to weave it besides this overshot method using tabby, including polychrome, so I may have to return to it again some day.
I do like the colors in this towel, though! Here's the finished towel.