I did it. I finally took some time and taught myself how to cable. I know, I know, it isn’t terribly difficult, but for some reason I was a bit intimidated by it.
After finishing my Christmas presents, I decided to make a washcloth with a cable pattern to learn and practice. And I am actually going to keep the washcloth! That hasn’t happened often.
When I started, I had to watch a video to understand how to position my needles when knitting the stitches on the cable needle. Once I saw it done, I was on my way.
I was able to get about two-thirds of the way through the pattern so far today–but I need to take a break to play Stratego with my kid. Once I relocated from the quiet of my bedroom to the commotion of the family room, I started struggling to keep my place in the pattern. I jury-rigged a little something to help me:
I need to get my eleven-year-old to start programming apps for my iPad. I want one that you can enter your knitting pattern into, and it will highlight the row you are working on…make it bigger, or boldface it or both.