Now I've finished the sweater for my husband that I was knitting (that was a lot of knitting, a man's sweater on 3.5 mm needles), I have a little knitting time for other things. Like some of the Christmas presents I'm planning on making this year. And of course, I had to try out something new for one of them, the Twisted German Cast-On. The original tutorial I used seems to have disappeared from the 'net, so here's a generic search. Yes, it is a little twisted, in fact it took quite a while to get my fingers to get the hang of it (I don't really like the long-tail cast-on or derivatives, so that doesn't help). Now that I have figured it out, I can see this cast-on being useful, especially when I want the extra depth and strength, but don't want to do a double-thread long-tail cast-on. And, of course, it's always good to add another cast-on to the repertoire. You just never know when it might come in handy.