I finally feel like I’m getting somewhere with this project. I had intentions of knitting the garter portion with the entire first ball and starting on the edging with the second (and somewhat smaller) ball, but impatience won out. That and the fact that each row is very nearly 400 stitches and I couldn’t bear to keep increasing it further. The first ball is very nearly through, however, so a few extra rows of edging won’t matter much.
I have a feeling that this will end up being a lot smaller than I hoped, and end up more scarf-like than shawl-like.