My friend Iris, who teaches all sorts of beautiful creative techniques at the Kimberton Waldorf School in Pennsylvania, assured me that casting off would be easy... and she was right. I did go out and get plain white cotton yarn and regular needles and practice a bit first on something I could actually SEE and manage. Hurrah! The kid kit is finished.
And, yes. I started another. Compulsive behavior is one of my best things. :-)