After I whined about how I dislike casting on toe-up socks, Chris pointed me towards her favorite way. I tried it -- still fiddly, but not so bad. However, what really made it easier was pulling out the reading glasses (which I've used once before in the the three years or so I've been carrying them around) from my purse. I had LASIK almost 8 years ago. I knew it wouldn't slow down the deterioration of my close vision, but I've been lucky. Although maybe not as lucky as I thought!
In other knitting news, I frogged Midwest Moonlight. I was only 11 rows in. I absolutely love the yarn, and I like the pattern, but not together.
The yarn is fantastic -- Brooks Farm Primero, which is 100% kid mohair. It's sport weight, I'd say, with a bit of a halo. But I only have one skein -- 500 yards. I'd like to make some sort of scarf with it. Does anyone have any ideas?