In the past, I found the long tail cast on frustrating to say the least. Mostly because if you do not "guess" your tail measurement correctly then you have to rip it out and start over, sometimes more than once. Now some say that this is part of the "game" like Meg Swansen.
I realize that I learned how to do the Long Tail Cast On pretty darn good because I had to do it over and over and over and over and, well, you get my drift on this.
So, I discovered a formula by Nancy at KnitKnacks and we had a class on this. We tested it on every imaginable needle size and discovered that it works really well for the most used needle sizes with worsted weight. As you go up or down (higher than a 13 and lower than a 5) it starts breaking down. Our outcome opinion is that yarn size does matter in conjunction with these larger and smaller needle sizes.
All in all, it was a fun way to learn some math to go along with our knitting~!
If you are going to skate on thin ice, you might as well dance.
Make the most of the “Middle”; life is a journey, not a destination.
Every day is what you make it - Crazy Aunt Purl
Message of the Day: Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile.. Life may not to be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance.
Your Creativity is more than a novelty. It can turn into a REAL JOB. You can make a living by making stuff up! -- Tom Lichtenheld (author of Everything I Know About Pirates)
You can change your world when you link your positive thoughts with positive feelings and actions.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it! Boldness has genius, power and magic in it -- Goethe
When you follow your bliss...doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors; and where there wouldn't be a door for anyone else -- Joseph Campbell
One cannot have a lukewarm life. You have to live with passion! -- Antonia Pantoja
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Try everything...in case you are missing out on something. -- Stephanie Pearl-McPhee aka The Yarn Harlot
The more things you are interested in, the richer your life can be. -- Saul Cohen
The best place to start to get any place is where you happen to be -- Anon
Live for Today
Dream for Tomorrow
Learn from Yesterday -- Anon