I've been learning to cable this week with the kind help of the knit and natter ladies. The photo above shows my current progress. It isn't the most even and neat but as a learning piece I'm pretty dang plearsed with myself. Learning a basic cable pattern has been on my to do list for an age! It feels good to finally tick it off the list.
I'm planning to knit it until it's about the length of a tea towel so I can sew it up into a carrier bag tidy. I swear those things breed in my cupboards when I'm not looking.