Actually it wasn't. It was kind of like learning the kitchener stitch but backwards. I just had to keep chanting "bottom needle top yarn, top needle bottom yarn" as I went along. Knitty has a great tutorial for the Magic Cast On here: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring06/FEATmagiccaston.htmlI am incredibly impressed! Was the cast on for toe-up difficult?