2/1 Working on chart D, round 43; 7 more to go in this chart. Switched to a size 1.3mm crochet hook--works much better than the smaller sizes and still goes through the beads OK. 2/6 Working on chart E, round 66; 34 more to go in this chart. I am now using the 40” circular, which is working OK. However, when I move onto chart F, I think I will switch to 2 circulars, both 40”. I want to be able to stretch the shawl out to check for errors without worrying about stitches popping off the needles. 2/17-18 Finished chart E, did the increase row, and started chart F. Working on round 107. 2/19 Project renamed at my husband’s suggestion. 2/27 Didn’t get much done due to Stitches West. Now working on round 111 and I’m finally getting to the end of skein #1. 3/12 Started round 128, 29 more to go! I’m now actively looking for edging options. My current thinking is something spikey (star-like) with blue beads that match the yarn. 3/20 Starting round 134. I’m auditioning some edging patterns, so that’s reducing the time I have to knit the shawl. (If only I didn’t have to work full time…think of the knitting/crafting I could do!) 3/28 Starting round 148…9 more until the edging! (And I still haven’t found one I love.) 4/8 Finished the charted rounds. Started skein #3. Added 4 set-up rounds for edging, 1 with beads. Picked an edging (from Leaves of Grass shawl by Jared Flood, modified to include beads); completed 10 units of 72. 4/22 On the home stretch: completed 63 of 72 edge units. I might actually finish it this week! 4/24 Finished knitting the edging. Grafted it together, twice (so far). Not 100% happy about how the grafting looks, but at some point I just need to get over it and block the shawl. LOVE.this.shawl! 4/29 It’s coming off the blocking mats tonight! A little trim and it’s done!!!!