I am what's known as an 'early adapter' in many areas of my life. I love new technology, new gadgets, new smartphones with cool new features, I love that stuff, but I am not an early adapter knitting wise. My inner knitter has a very old soul. I am resistant to change when it comes to knitting. I did not take well to magic loop, knitting in the round with two sets of circular needles or Cat Bordhi's Moebius cast-on (that last one literally caused me to drink). While I am still a relatively young person, I have been knitting for a long time and I still use the techniques and tools that were taught to me by my Grandmother. So cabling without a cable needle is kind of huge for me.
I will never again face the dilemma of , "I really want to work on my project, but my cable needle is over there and the pets and I are really comfortable right here and I don't want to disturb them".
Also I tend to lose cable needles at the same rate I lose stitch markers (remarkably quickly) so I have stopped buying them and use spare DPNs, hair clips, toothpicks, whatever I can improvise at that moment.
A big Thank You to Joeli at Joeli's Kitchen for her Cabling without a needle video tutorial (I will link to it below):