Thanks for the laughs!
I don't think there IS a correct way to hold your yarn. It's whatever works for you.
It took me a long time to master long-tail cast on, but now I love it. I hate having to teach it to anyone, though.
There has been someone coming to my school to teach knitting and lead interested students in making squares for a charity project. I give her all due kudos for doing this, but I have to say when she started with trying to teach LTCO by standing in the front of the room, I cringed. I ended up casting on for most of the kids and once those who wanted to knit learned how, I showed them the knitted cast on. They were grateful. A couple did learn it, though!
On a side note, I wish I could show the picture of the 6'5" Blood sitting next to the self-proclaimed Crip sitting, knitting, and chatting. Now if we could push knitting in the Middle East. . .
"Trust the pattern!"
Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.
Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog
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