That technique of mine for knitting cables (crossing stitches) that people shake their heads at, that I teach sometimes, and that I know noone else that actively uses?
I didn't make it up. If anything, I "unvented" it to use a word of Zimmerman's - she used the word about knitting techniques, with the logic that nothing is new under the sun in the skill of knitting, and that noone really invents anything, thus unvent, like in uncover.
Anyway; I found the technique described in books both by Elizabeth Zimmerman and Marianne Kinzel, two of the grand old ladies of knitting as far as knitting literature is concerned. So there you go. It is a good technique. You should learn it.