Sunday, 26 December 2010

My First Ever Cable

I got this magazine for Christmas yesterday. Yes, it's summer here, but we still get the Northern Hemisphere magazines... complete with winter patterns... :-)

No matter! They are still interesting and chock-full of ideas. I love reading through crochet magazines - I learn so much!

So, on Christmas night, with all the fun and festivities winding down, I decided to give this pattern a go. I (almost) finished the first glove that night.

I am really pleased with the cable part of the pattern. Normally I feel too daunted to attempt such complicated-looking projects, but being a small item I decided to take the plunge.

It seemed a little tricky at first, but once I saw what the pattern was asking me to do, it all made sense. I Never Knew how cable designs "worked" - how they reveal themselves as you stitch along - but now I do. And it's not that difficult at all!

The stash yarn I used, with its coloured flecks, takes away from the texture of the work a little, but I still think it looks nice.

I was so excited that I couldn't wait to share it with you and I got photos up on here as soon as I could! :-)

Not that I'll be wearing these, though... maybe I can send them to one of my friends living in the UK or Europe - it's cold enough there at the moment!

Since I last posted, I have been really busy at work and then my holidays began. Since then I have been busy with Christmas and family time, and I have found only a little bit of time to crochet, and no time to blog! I have been trying to keep up with reading all my favourite blogs, though, but can't seem to find the time to create posts of my own.

I am trying to finish some WIPs that have been lingering for a little too long. I'm losing interest but I really want to persevere and finish them; I've told myself that I can't start anything else until they are done!

Except for these mitts, mind you! ;-)

Anyway, I do have some crochet to share with you, and I can't wait to do so. Just a matter of finding the time in this busy, festive time of year. Our home is full of visitors at the moment - this is a very family-oriented time for us - it's lovely but busy!

Will share my other projects with you just as soon as I can.

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and are enjoying the festive season. Hope you all find some time to crochet amongst it all!

Caz :)


  1. Glad to see all is fine with you and that you are still busy with your crochet. The cabling is beautiful. Wishing you a wonderful New Year ahead!

  2. Your first cable looks perfect! I'm glad you got back to crochet! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Happy New Year to you and yours!!!

  3. Hi Caz, love your wristwarmers, I think the yarn you used looks great . Cabling is not something I've ever tried...maybe 2011 will be the year :0)
    Jacquie x

  4. Fantastic job - love the pattern. Might just have to go looking for the magazine.

  5. Beautiful cables.
    Heel goed gedaan!

    Je Nederlands is heel goed geschreven, mijn complimenten daarvoor!

  6. Goodness me! I didn't even know you COULD do cables in crochet! One of my new year craft resolutions is to knit some mitts with a cable pattern, so I am very inspired by yours!
    Have a lovely time with your family and looking forward to seeing more beautiful crochet goodness in the new year!!!

  7. Dank je wel, Karin! :-)

    Alice - check out this beautiful crochet cable pattern - and it's FREE!

  8. Well done! They are fabulous :-)

  9. Wishing you and yours a very happy new year filled with blessings of peace, joy and love. I love crochet but am always daunted with patterns that change up too much. I've never done a cable, but might have to give it a go at some point. Starting small is always a good idea. I look forward to seeing more of your creations. all the best, Tammy

  10. Hi Caz, those cables are clever.

    I was just wondering if you have been affected by the awful floods in Queensland? Hope you are OK and happy new year.

    Sue x

  11. Hi Sue, Glad you liked the cables!

    Thanks for your concern regarding the floods. Yes, they are really bad and very widespread, but, fortunately, they have missed our area.

    I heard today that the area affected by flooding (across Queensland and New South Wales) is as big as France and Germany combined!

    Happy New Year to you as well,
    Caz :)

  12. Dear Caz,

    i wish you and your Family a Happy New Year 2011 and i want to give you the Stylish Blogger Award. Please come to take it from my Blog!

    Enjoy your Day and i send you many Greetings,


  13. Gelukkig Nieuwjaar!
    ~X~ Karin

  14. And I get the other side of the coin - I live in England and subscribe to Australian Homespun and Handmade - full of Spring and Summer designs when it's snowing outside.