Because I didn't want to work yesterday I ignored the 'ugly duckling' shawl and carried on with my neon shawl which is coming along beautifully and I'm thoroughly enjoying knitting it. There's a bit of lace and a bit of garter stripes.
The quickest and easiest way to rip out knitting is to use my ball winder. But with beads, they'd end up flying all over the place. So I put the shawl in a zip loc plastic bag. The yarn has angora in it so it does tend to stick to itself at times.
The idea behind putting the shawl in a plastic bag is that as I unravel the shawl the beads get left in the bag. But with the yarn needing freeing up every few rows, it was just too difficult. So I put it on a tray instead and let the yarn run through my hand on the way to the ball winder. This ensured that the beads stayed on the tray.
Afterwards I poured the beads into a bowl and then into a plastic bag. I'm short on beads so I couldn't afford to lose many.
The shawl is now back on the needles and I'm hoping the new shaping will work. I'm just about to check it after I finish writing this blog post. Wish me luck!
What did you knit over the weekend? Don't forget the next round of The Easy Lace Club opened for sign ups yesterday. Don't miss out!