Are cables a mystery to you? I was convinced that they were an unconquerable mystery. My dear friend Sam offered to teach me, and I bought cable needles in anticipation. Before she got the chance, I found this lovely little kit from Nest (in London's Crouch End). They don't carry it anymore, but they have many other lovely things including ribbed wristwarmers at the moment. It's a family business, and although I have no affiliation with them whatsoever, they were lovely on the phone when I rang!
I've cast off the first one, and am determined to finish the second one in January. I'm not convinced I finished any knitting projects in 2012, so I'm out to break the pattern!
PS. I just love wooden needles. Do you prefer wood or metal?