I keep referring to this current sweater
Will I get it finished in time for my self-imposed, end-of-November deadline? I'm still hoping. The sweater needs to be 25 inches long and right now it is closing in on 21. Another inch or so and I will start the trim. I don't want the trim to pull the sweater in over the hips at all. My niece had her first baby last November. They call him Jack. Her post-childbirth hips might be called - the hips that Jack built.
To accommodate - and camouflage - the hips, I am increasing the hip area by two inches more than the bust area. And I will finish off with a trim that doesn't pull in. I am thinking garter rib. That will mimic the button bands, and doesn't have the pull in effect of normal ribbing.
The next question is - should there be some blue at the bottom? I think not. That would have the effect of bringing the eye to the hip area. After I've worked so hard to hide the bulge, I wouldn't want to have the eye drawn towards it. Maybe some blue on the sleeve cuffs to tie it all together while having the eye focus on a prettier body part. That's my plan at the moment.
And the other part of my plan is to knit for extra time each day to be able to present this sweater at month's end. And - to come up with a good name.