I took classes on the "Toe Up' method of knitting socks. I was pulling my hair out the first two classes and then SUDDENLY it "hit me" and I haven't stopped knitting socks yet!! I only learned about two months ago and I am on my 7th pair of socks!! Give it a try and you won't be sorry once it "clicks" for you. :XX: :XX: The provisional cast on is easy once you understand what you are doing and why.