I just wanted to drop in to let you all know that the long tail cast on that "of troy" mentioned seems to be working.
Perhaps this is what the author of the pattern meant???? or maybe she just made a mistake at the time of publishing the pattern. I'm not sure.
But I went right into the long tail method after of troy's suggestion and it looks just like the photo I have. YIPEE!!!!!
I'm greatful though for all of the nice help I received after posting up here.