A 110 knitters were in the running for the book, Cast On, Bind Off! I let the random number generator (Smith) pick the winning number, which corresponded to Lesley's comment. Lesley has responded and her info has been forwarded to Storey Publishing. They will take it from there. Thank you to everyone who commented. There are other chances to win if you follow the tour. Everyday until the end of the month you will have a chance to win. It's worth the purchase, even if you don't win a copy.
Encourage your fellow knitters to try something new rather than tell them they are "doing it wrong". There is no "wrong" way to knit, no wrong way to cast on. There are numerous ways to knit and when sitting around with a group you may see as many variations as you see knitters. Encouraging each other is a great way to learn.
The Old Norwegian maybe the same as the German Twisted many of you mentioned. Some of the cast on or bind off techniques in the book had different, or new (to me), names.
Many, if not most of us, use the same cast on for everything. It is well worth the effort to learn, and use, the best possible cast on for your knitted accomplishment. Be fearless. What's the worst that could happen?
I promise to share some of my finished shawls this week. Rather than take care of the blog I have been reading, knitting (a little) and spending time on the patio.