Why is it difficult to “cast-on?”



Why is it difficult to “cast-on?”


Do you find it difficult sometimes to cast on a new project?

If the answer is “no,” then this post is not for you, sorry.

The question of “Do I have enough yarn to finish this project?” might come up.

You are afraid that it will end up in a “WIPs” pile.

Will the recipient of this beautiful hand-knitted gift appreciate your time and effort?

What if I ran out of interesting podcasts/ TV programs to listen to or watch while clicking away my needles?

Above all these fears


To “cast-on” means “commitment.”

It can lead to a “fatal” or “suicidal” path in some cases.

What have you casted on recently?




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  1. I just cast on for my last piece on my last patch of a gigantic patchwork blanket. It was 72 cast ons of 55 stitches each. I’m very excited that at this point I only have to knit another 93 rows then one last cast off and its done. Well… then years of sewing it all together of course.


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