I went against all good sense and decided not to use 2 different yarns. I'm biting the bullet and trying this with the same yarn so that in the end I will have a matching pair. I know I'll be regretting this, I know that I'll be ripping it out multiple times, but I figure hey - why not think big.
So far I just finished setting up. The directions are printed, the yarn is separated into little baggies in my desperate attempt to distinguish between the two yarns, and I have slipped on my 2 cast on stitches.
Next up is attempting to DK cast on. Wish me luck!
I couldn't sleep so I figured I may as well get up and start the cast on. It was surprisingly easy once I figured out what the article meant by spin the needle 180 degrees - you simply flip over the needle. It's now it's 1:49am CA time and I have got to get some sleep.