Yay! I finished my lacy poncho! It’s done! But, I found another project that I had completely forgotten about in my one project bag.
I had started this scarf as cables practice back in October/September. I had started it over because I was doing the cables incorrectly. So, I did that. And never finished the scarf.
Well, I’m working on finishing it now. One problem: I threw out the pattern. D’oh! Eh, I’ll just wing it. I can follow the ribbing pattern by the stitches themselves, and I’ll just twist the cable stitches whenever I dang well feel like it.
So, one down, another found. I will get there. One day.
After knitting those swatches last week
, I decided to do a simple project involving cables:
I found an easy pattern on Ravelry
, and hunkered down with some yarn that I otherwise had no idea what to do with.
Here’s what I’ve come up with so far.
It’s a simple pattern to memorize, and I would recommend it for anyone who wants to learn cables.
I recommend using a pattern with straight needles to start with has not to get a jumbled up with a circular or DPN’s.
At least that’s what seems to be helping me out.
I’m still having a little trouble juggling my regular needles with the cable needle, but I’m getting better at it. It’s all about practice.
On Wednesday I got six pain management shots in my back. Yeah, it is as fun as it sounds. Last time, it was eight.
Later, after all the sedation and had worn off, I found myself on the couch watching daytime TV, as that was pretty all I was allowed to do that day. I was restless, so I decided to teach myself a new knitting technique.
Cables! They always scared me. How do they twist? What makes them do that? How on earth am I going to manage them? I had cable needles, so I decided to take the plunge. I grabbed some yarn and went for it.
Turns out, easy peasy, at least the basic patterns are. What was I so afraid of?
Now, I still had a little trouble juggling the needles and yarn, but I’ll learn.
Practice, practice, practice!
Here are two of the swatches I managed. One is a basic cable, and the other is braid cable. I might tackle a real pattern with cables this weekend or sometime in the near future. Here’s to learning!