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Look what I bought from Leslie Wind
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Oct 30, 2013 11:37:04   #
njbetsy (a regular here)
With all the cables I've been doing, I decided to treat myself to a cable necklace handmade by Leslie Wind. When I received it and the pendant was attached, I felt it would not work for me with the way I was doing the cables. I called Leslie and she suggested that I put the hook on the cable and use the cable needle separately. I wore (used) it at my daughter's and she thought it was a pendant until I removed it to do the cables. Now I can't lose the cable needle which seemed to float between the cushions of my sofa.

Oct 30, 2013 11:41:43   #
What a marvelous idea! I have to get one now.
Oct 30, 2013 11:51:36   #
you are so danged clever! It looks like really great cable needle too!
Oct 30, 2013 11:52:28   #
njbetsy (a regular here)
I'm not so clever. Leslie figured it out for me when I called explaining my difficulty.
Oct 30, 2013 11:55:19   #
Love it!
Oct 30, 2013 11:57:51   #
janetj54 (a regular here)
I was just looking at this cable needle last night but had not made up my mind to purchase it. I am looking for any knitting jewerly but have not found much. Your pendant is beautiful .
Oct 30, 2013 11:59:50   #
interesting I would like to see it being used
Oct 30, 2013 12:05:09   #
It looks very nice! I am wondering though on how it is used since one side is closed off. Do you take stitches off from behind? Maybe I am just being dense here.
Oct 30, 2013 12:05:25   #
njbetsy (a regular here)
I take off the stitches from right to left and sliding them on the hook which hangs either in front or behind. The woman who demonstrated it on youtube removed the stitches from left to right from behind. I was too uncoordinated to do it that way. She also knitted them from the hook. I couldn't do that either.
Oct 30, 2013 23:29:09   #
Your beautiful new piece of jewelry truly serves double duty. I'd be wearing it every day!! It's fabulous.
Oct 30, 2013 23:37:07   #
njbetsy (a regular here)
I got my pendant from Leslie on Etsy. Here is the link:

I really love it.
Oct 31, 2013 01:41:17   #
AmyKnits (account disabled)
I have the cable needle ring also from Leslie Wind... I love it! So nice to have somewhere to put that cable needle besides stuck in my ponytail!!
Oct 31, 2013 02:13:04   #
That's pretty nifty! So beautiful, I'll have to find a way to drop hints for my husband... Merry Christmas to me!
Oct 31, 2013 04:18:51   #
Knitted by Nan
My friend purchased one of Leslie's creations several years ago and is delighted with it. Hers has a cat motif at the top.
Oct 31, 2013 06:10:22   #
Great idea. Cable needles are among my "most-often-lost-in-the-middle of a project" tools (now that I use circulars for everything and don't lose regular needles). Must purchase one.
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