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Monday, September 13, 2010

Cable Knitting

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!

1 comment:

  1. WOW~! Impressive to me so far. Is it a little wide? If you are short on yarn, can you take out the inner most panel of plain stitches or reduce it? Can't wait to see how you do! I'm cheering for you!