I've fallen in love all over again.
And no, I'm not going to wax eloquent over a particular brand of needles, though I am loving these points. It's the interchangeability that I'm loving; and what that interchangeability brings with it: extra cables.
Why all this cable love, you might ask? And what got me here?
Well, I'm workig on a sweater design that involves lots and lots of "work to this point, put these stitches on a holder, and pick up...." Right this very minute, I've got sleeve sitches on a "holder" until later; and I've got front pieces on a "holder" until later; and in a few more rows.... I'll have MORE front pieces to go on a "holder" until later.
But I'm not using stitch holders. I'm not even using waste yarn.
I'm using the spare cables from my lovely interchangeable needles. This meant that, when I got there and it was time to pause on those stitches, I didn't have to slip all those stitches onto a holder or a piece of waste yarn. I just took the needle tips off, and put stoppers on the ends of the cable. And better still, when I return to those sections, I won't have to slip all those stitches onto a needle (the smallest number of them being about 86 stitches). All I'll have to do is move the needle tips over to those cables! Does this not rock?
Alas, once again, I'm working on a design that might get to be submitted somewhere, so no pics. (Okay, I will try to get a pic that shows all the cables without revealing the sweater itself).