Crochet, Knitting

Knitting Cables While Pondering The Fate of My Chosen Craft(s)

I was inspired to learn knitting because of the prospect of moving to Australia where colder weather was to be experienced.

knit kindle cosy

Oh the shawls, mittens, hats, sweaters, socks and what else I would knit!

kindle cosy opening 2

Now that we’re back in sunny, tropical Indonesia however, I’ve temporarily lost my mojo (this includes crochet) 😟 πŸ˜• πŸ™ ☹️ Will it just be doilies and curtain tiebacks henceforth?

kindle cosy opening

But my hands are restless and want to create, so while I’m assessing this tangled situation that I am in I decided to knit a Kindle cosy and practice knitting some cables while at it 😌

knit cable pattern

Turned out pretty okay 😁 I shall find my crafting way very soon. Like next week soon. Because the best way to get back on track is to just do it 😊

Have a wonderful weekend, y’all! πŸ’‹β€οΈ

24 thoughts on “Knitting Cables While Pondering The Fate of My Chosen Craft(s)”

    1. Not at all, they’re actually quite easy and quick to performπŸ˜ƒ It helps to find a good tutorial on YouTube – with that I mean, go for what you need and hone in on that. Some tutorials inadvertently confuse by adding too many info, adding this type of cable and that, and that, plus options for left handed and right handed, etc … you get what I mean πŸ˜‰πŸ˜€ Give it a try!

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    1. Thanks, Jessica ❀️ I’ve gifted doilies in the past, no garments yet since I think still have a lot to learn before I can crochet a garment that I think is beautiful enough to give away 😁

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  1. Lovely work! Have you tried cotton yarn? That might be better suited for a warmer climate. Anyway, I learned how to do cables with crocheting. It’s pretty easy once you get the pattern down. I’ve made hats for charity with cables in them. It’s fun. And, there are many charities that accept hats for homeless folks, though you would have to ship them out of Indonesia. But, if you’re looking to knit/crochet and do a little good in the world, that’s an option. Also, hospitals need caps for cancer patients, etc.
    https://www.craftsy.com/blog/2013/12/how-to-crochet-cables/

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    1. Thanks, B ❀️ I have worked with cotton crochet thread (for doilies) before, not so much with cotton for garments. But yeah, my next purchases will definitely be cotton or silk, warm-weather yarns.

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  2. I have no idea how the temps run where you’re at, or how hot/cold you yourself run, but there’s shawls, baby things, stuff for the house, blankets, hats, scarves, socks, tank tops, etc to make. It all depends on the kind of yarn you use on how warm something is.
    Also, you could always make stuff to donate to charity?
    love the kindle cover, by the way

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    1. Exactly, it’s the yarn I have on stock right now that’s sitting in the way, they’re mostly for warm weather. I need something cool and lightweight. I also need to let go of my infatuation with sweaters and start looking at tanktops and lacy garments. LOL! Thanks Karin. It’s always a good day when you drop by 😊❀️

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  3. If you are looking for crochet that’s appropriate for warm weather, one of my friends has an amazing blog where she shares free bikini top, summer tops and barefoot sandals patterns. She uses cotton yarn and it’s great for warm weather projects, her site is https://oceansoriginals.wordpress.com 😊 and this kindle cover looks great, do I spy sparkly yarn?

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    1. Haha, thanks! Yes, it’s sparkly yarn (metallic lurex) πŸ˜„ Thanks a lot too for sharing your friend’s blog, I’m already going through her free, beach crochet patterns 😍 Indeed, I need to change lanes to summer/tropical weather crochet/knitting – which isn’t so bad on second thought considering I do love lacy type garments.

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  4. I used to wear knitted clothes when i was still a child…done by my aunts…i never learned the skill…don’t have the aptitude for it

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  5. Yummy gorgeous cables and yarn! Your kindle is a very lucky reader:). I totally get the warm weather quandary. I’m from Arizona and LOVE to crochet and quilt. Afghans and Quilts are more of an art than a necessity around my house. But what beautiful eye candy made by my restless hands! So nice to meet you Paardje❀️❀️

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