1. Knitting in the round with a magic loop is all very well. Knitting cables without a cable needle is all very well. But trying to do both at once is a recipe for dropped stitches at the beginning of a loop section. They fall right out of the sky. No, wait, that was something else.
2. (Following on from 1.). When you are trying to knit cables on a magic loop and have foolishly left your cable needle at home, the ink tube from a biro will just about do as a substitute.
3. It is possible to do an invisible cast on for toe up socks with double pointed needles instead of 2 cable needles, it’s just a bit fiddly for the first few rows, and then you need to work backwards along the cast on row tightening the stitches.
And 1 thing I can’t do without this week or ever: Picasa photo editor tools, especially the Red-Eye remover. It makes such a difference to photo my friends without glowing red evil eyes in every photo. Especially at weddings.