I finished it yesterday, finally! Not perfectly happy with it as there are a few 'icky' spots like my short-row areas that I don't like the look of. Though I don't think a casual observer would notice much wrong, and I did wear it out today to DS's therapy and the lady there gushed over how good I looked pg in the top and was surprised when I told her I made it. I do like it more than any other maternity top I own at the moment as they all look soooo huge, swishy, and baggy on me at this size.
Here are some pics- I think I look *really* different from two weeks ago when I took my last belly pic, but there is still some room in the belly. Probably won't make it to 40 weeks, but by then it will be too hot to wear (August) most likely. I think the bust/lace portion looked better when I tried it on just to that point, it seems to be pulled out now by the weight of the rest of the fabric.Front pic
- looks like one sleeve is longer than the other, but it isn't. The top was pulled over to one side when I took the pic and didn't realize it, so the sleeves were kinda uneven as a result. They also tend to scrunch up rather than sit straight on my arm, maybe because of the 3/4 length but I prefer that over short sleeves or full-length..Side view
- Here the bust and my 'oopsie' armpit short-rows are pretty visible, oh well. Not as fitted under the boob as it seemed when I first finished the lace, and some looseness/folds along the bottom of the belly (as well as still longer than the back) but that will come in handy as I get bigger. Also, this shows how loose the sleeves ended up even with the amount of stitches for an XS. The lace portion is a lot smaller in diameter than the rest, but still that pulls up to my upper arm easily.
Overall I'm pretty happy since this is the first top I've ever knitted (and my biggest project). Probably won't do any more tops until I get skinny again and can do some nice fitteds to show off a waist