A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

February 18, 2006

I've Never Done It, But I'm Happy to Teach You How

On Thursday nights at work I sometimes teach. We do drop-in Learn to Knit and project help. This Thursday night while the regular instructor was teaching Learn to Knit I had two ladies come in who needed help. They wanted to learn the Moebius Cast On (MCO)from Cat Bordhi's Treasury of Magical Knitting. I've never read Cat's books (I met her at Madrona, does that help?) Fortunately, it turns out that the MCO is just a provisional cast on using the cable of a very, very, verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry long circular needle looped around as the "waste yarn." And the ladies were able to cast on and knit a full round and see that it worked. Phew.