Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Matchstick Cable...

Never let a lack of appropriate tools stop you from leaning a new skill. For example who needs a cable stitch holder when you have a matchstick...

Matchstick

Ok, it isn't ideal, but it does the job... until you make it to the wool shop to buy yourself a stitch holder... & more wool.

Wool

I think it's official. The bug has bitten.

13 comments:

Corrie said...

I can think of worse things to bite!!!! mind you I am on a ban to new crafts because they take over your life! what lovely yarn is that? wool/cotton? looks beautiful!

Corrie:)

One Flew Over said...

Ahh...that ol'trick...just heading to the wool shop for some 'stitch markers'...oh sure! Like me going to Amitie to pick up some new rotary blades ;)

LOVING your choice of wool x

Mary :) said...

cool idea :). I use a large safety pin as then I can close it when I'm interupted mid cable. Greatbug to get bitten by too!

Tania said...

Whoa lady! I can't believe the second project involves a cable! Come on - 'fess thee up - whatchamakin'?

two little buttons said...

wow i'm impressed the bug has bitten. cable... think i better hop to it and try some new stuff... what are you making ?

dillpickle said...

Hee hee :-) I think you're a great lateral thinker! Enjoy.

Liam's Mummy said...

I remember the first time I tried cable, I used a broken knitting needle. It is nice to have the proper tools. Just watch out for whatever else beckons you to buy whilst you're there...

silversmith said...

shoot. i need to learn how to do cables...i love knitting (have 3 projects currently) but no one i know knows how to do cables and i'm afraid to learn from a book.

Christina Lowry said...

Ooooh, perfect navy top for your little girl and now something cabled? You are totallysbitten by the bug! I wonder if I really gave it a go if I could knit too? Oh well, will just have to watch what you make. :)

Bianca said...

wow, your second knitted project has cables? That's impressive. Is it a Fetching? I use a spare double point needle as my cable needle. Keep us updated with that cable progress!

gret said...

Gorgeous colour in these images. Lovely.

lisette said...

Beautiful work, you make! Love the new yarn. Perfect color!

~ Kim ~ said...

I made my own using a bamboo skewer. Only trouble is when the little one grabs it and runs away with it. It's handy to hang a row counter on it too! Of course, I did buy a proper cable holder.