Of course I couldn't resist. :) I took a ball of yarn, needles, and a cable needle with me on errands and knit here and there while my fellow shopper was browsing. Oh, yes, I knit this standing up. Ha!
It was a tricky and I did drop the cable needle, but other than that, super awesome. Cables are actually quite simple once you understand the "crossing of the stitches" bit.
The fancy looking cables are just interesting combinations of crossing. It's easy once you break it down. You can only knit one stitch at a time. You can do that, right?
It's a very elegant stitch, but I also I love that this looks vaguely insect-oid. I wish I had the time to play around with it. I'd love to see if I could add creepy, spindly cable legs or strange, twitchy antennae.Khaaaaaaaan!"