I finally had enough stitches on the needle to jump to the next size up: a 40-inch circular. Frankly, I could have transferred it to a 60-inch circular, but since I don’t have one in my collection, this was the best I could do.
I think I cheered to see the shawl finally expanded and no longer crunched up in hat mode.
91 more rounds to knit in the mohair before I can design the border. I’m leaning towards a variation of the Alpine Edging in Barbara Walker’s 2nd Treasury book. Yesterday I ordered Barbara Abbey’s Knitting Lace to peruse her collection of lace edgings and see if I couldn’t locate something more suitable to the diamond motifs featured in the shawl.
Now that I have embraced the maternity clothes, it is hard to gauge whether or not I’ve gotten much bigger. I don’t feel bigger. Pictures don’t lie though.
The bump keeps growing. I should have guessed, since the kicks have gotten harder.
3.5 more months to go, assuming she arrives on time. Let the countdown begin.
This is a post from Knitted Gem’s blog, authored by Marie Haigh.