The following is a love letter to my favorite cable needle. (Yes, I know I’m weird. I’ll blame it on the fact I haven’t had my coffee yet.)
Dearest Cable Needle,
You were one of a pack of three, but I knew you were special from the first. The smallest of your siblings disappeared in minutes. And the largest has been lost somewhere in my house (or possibly the car… or maybe somewhere out in the yard). But you’ve stayed true, faithfully at my side (and in my knitting bag) for years.
You are such a simple little tool, just a under 4 inches long without any bells or whistles. But therein lies your beauty. Lovely blonde birchwood, tapered to rounded points, with a narrow waist to hold my stitches safely out of the way. Perfection
You’ve been smoothed by years of use to a lovely satiny patina that slips into stitches with ease. And, you’re beautiful enough to be used as a shawl pin.I love you, Cable Needle. And if I ever lose you, I’ll be very, very sad.
PS. Do you want your own Perfect Cable Needle? I really can’t recommend them enough. Look online at the Brittany website for stores in your area. (They make really excellent dpns, too.)