I set aside my lace knitting this morning to work on Fuchsia, my top-down raglan. I had been getting close to the point of joining and starting the sleeves and I wanted to get past that point before the work week started up again, as this is the project I am currently carrying with me in my everyday bag. So this morning I curled up with my Kindle (I'm re-reading "The Lord of the Rings" as part of my prep for Susan's knitting journey) and finished up the neck shaping and started the first sleeve. I did a figure 8 cast on for the stitches under the arm. I've never done this before but like the look of the results. It is a common technique for starting toe-up socks and also for mittens.