Last night, I decided that I really, really want to make the Irish Hiking Scarf as a holiday present. So I gave myself a little pep-talk: cables can really, really be knitted with my own hands.
This is as far as I'll take my first exercise. The yarn is Red Heart's plastic worsted, which is to say it has no elasticity and feels so creepy that I'd rather be knitting with Barbie hair.
But I did prove to myself that I can, indeed, knit cables. One baby step for Teabird! Stay tuned for the beginning of an Irish Hiking Scarf in a yarn that did not begin its life as a mutant molecule in some gnarly, gnomish laboratory.
(Needless to say, one of the characters in my Nano will be knitting cables for the first time...)