I carefully wound it around the ball to keep it from getting all tangled. When I started knitting this lacy shawl I had to perch the yarn in this vase to hold it upright for lifting off the extra yarn from the centre.
The pattern and yarn came from a Mary Maxim catalogue. I liked the pattern and thought it would make a good present for an elderly friend who will celebrate her 91st birthday in April. She lives in a care home because she is too forgetful to be alone. I've mentioned her before in other posts. She was always an elegant woman and I hope she will enjoy this lacy, delicate shawl.
The pattern starts with just nine stitches. Now, on row 22, there are already 97 stitches, and the next row will see the number rise to 121. At the end there will be 289 stitches per row. I'm already using my Denise needles, and will be able to make the cable longer and longer as more stitches are added. When the shawl is complete I'll post a picture.