Read over the pattern for the Wayfarer Scarf. Got stuck because it calls for a tubular cast on. Since this is a cast on I'm not familiar with, I looked it up here, here, here, here, here, here and here.
Using scrap yarn that I keep handy for practicing techniques, I attempted a few of these methods. However, this tubular cast-on is surely the work of the devil because I began to hear Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells."
I'm just not getting it. I liked Isolde's cast on (the first link) best--but distracted me couldn't keep up the rhythm of under, over, back, forward . . . Oh, it's sunny out. . . What was the name of my second grade teacher? . . . Casting on--right. Now where the heck was I?
And all those other ways to cast on? They just made my head spin around.
So I wound a skein to chase away the demons.
And started a swatch to get acquainted with the yarn and to see how it looks using different needle sizes.
I'll figure out this tubular cast on over the weekend. But if you don't hear from me in a few days, please send an exorcist. An exorcist who knits. And exorcist who knits and can do a successful tubular cast-on.