Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Cables and goodbyes

After weeks of wrestling with that darn cable needle, I finally got around to teaching myself how to cable without one. And, surprise, surprise, it was easy! Well - the right cable was. I couldn't figure out how to do a left cable sans cable needle, because I'm rather idiotic when it comes to spacial things. Oh well, I suppose I'll have another crack at it tonight.

Anyhoo, if you are interested in learning how yourself, trot on over to this marvellous tutorial by Grumperina. My inability to each myself should have no reflection on her thorough, well photographed explanation.

So there you have it. Another spiffy trick added to my knitting arsenal!


On a more sombre note, rest in peace Dina Rabinovich. The columns she wrote for the Guardian, exploring her way along the mine-ridden path that is a breast cancer journey will stay with me for a long, long time, serving as a continual reminder as to how lucky I am, and how I should never, ever take a moment for granted. My thoughts, heavy and sad, are with her and her beloved family today, and I'm sure they will be for quite some time.


  1. Isn't that a bit scary - the dangling in mid air bit?
    I think I'm too scared (and not dexterous enough) to try it. Have to say though, the end of "hunt the cable needle" sounds very tempting....

  2. Not scary at all! Go on, trrrrrrrry it!


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