I have challenged myself to start a cable knitting project and I am proceeding in a so/so fashion. I really like knitting and purling, but I wanted to learn how to do something new that had a very different look. Using more than 2 needles is a little scary, but once I get into a rhythm it won't so bad. My biggest problem is having to count and keep up with row numbers. I am used to watching an old movie while I knit, but I can't do that with cabling. I am not very far along, but we have had a busy weekend. After searching for a simple pattern, I found a fairly easy scarf that has 2 cables up the front. I cast on 38 stitches for this pattern and I am using #9 bamboo needles. I chose some strawberry organic cotton yarn that I bought on sale from Hancocks in the spring. This yarn is so soft. I only have 2 skeins, so we shall see!
On another note, my dog is such a cat! She curls up on top of my knitting or the instructions or the bag I have my knitting in. If anyone comes near my yarn, she snaps at them. I think she is a little psycho! She is nine and that puts me rather close to her age in dog years I guess. I understand how age can make you a little grumpy, but I am really not sure about her cat like qualities. Dogs are so weird!