I took a little time last week to cast on a swatch of a rather nice rectangular shawl for my Wedding Ring Shawl project. I was really quite frustrated after 3 attempts to cast on 12 stitches over 4 8 inch long knitting needles. Fourth attempt I gave them up and went with a small circular set I had on hand.
Obviously that fourth attempt was the ticket, and I managed to get through the basic increase in the centre of the shawl. However, I kind of want to see what comes of the rest of the pattern so I'm thinking of doing the math to figure out if I can do all the patterns in the shawl in this one small swatch. I suppose it depends on just how adventurous I get...