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A beautiful beginning

I love casting on. The beginning of a project, planned but only in my head and therefore perfect. I also like the physical act of casting on. Most of the time I use the long tailed cast on and I find it really pleasant to work. On Sunday I decided to cast on for Leon's vest - I wanted to cast on in the piece and quiet of my house, because I knew I would be knitting in public for the rest of the week and casting on at the pub can suck. So I pulled out the pattern and saw that Jarred Flood recommends a tubular cast on. I've never done one, but I had the inclination to try something new. I followed Ysolda's video instruction, because her instructions are always clear and she is so cute. 

So I cast on and the tubular cast on  is amazing. Instead of the knitting starting from a line of cast on stitches, it wraps around and gives a smooth, already ribbed edge. I love this, not just because it's meant to be one of the stretchiest cast ons, but because it looks so elegant. Next time I cast of for a pair of socks (if I'm at home) I'm going to use this again. It's a bit fiddly, but so worth it.


  1. Casting on is always an exciting time!! The project still has hope and the opportunity to be perfect...


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I was putting away the yarn from my mothers ASJ, which I have finished - it's having a bath right now, and I found this blue yarn:

Now, I'm pretty sure that the yarn I left at book club a month ago was Patonyle in navy, and that's what this is too! Either way, it is an exact match:

That's the old yarn and the one I just found, together, and they are the exact same colour!

There is only 13 grams, so I don't know if it will be enough to finish both sleeves, and the  iCord front, but if it is I won't have to wait another month to declare this project done!