Friday, 13 September 2013
Seeing how slow going Tinker is going to be I thought last night that it was probably about time for me to look into the witchcraft that is cabling without a cable needle. I've never bothered before because most of the cables I've knit in the past have involved cabling just a few stitches every few rows and it's no problem whipping the cable needle out for a bit and then popping it away again. The cabling in Tinker, however, is very frequent and I'm swapping needles every 3 stitches or so, so it had to be worth a go. Despite the whole operation looking a little alarming in the pictures, with my knitting in hand it took me about three seconds to figure it out and I was off. My verdict? I'm not convinced that it is actually any quicker for me, but it is certainly simpler for such small frequent twists. Given my current limitations (yes I will admit that baby brain is making me pretty stoopid these days)having to keep track of one less needle is a major bonus. Of course this means that the popular spectator sport of 'watching mummy frantically looking for her cable needle' will have to stop for a while! Clue: It's in my hair. Every time. Except when it's on my lap obscured by my giant tum.