Finally there is some time for the next project: letters. Time to make a switch from thin needles to half a mm more - and what a difference! I think I will choose the 3.5 mm (US 4) needles with matching yarn, I like the light colored letter better.
I was quite happy to learn about the open caston at the Knitty site. I was looking for something like that in order to cast on a whole lot of extra stitches while knitting magic loop and without having to use an extra piece of yarn. I like it best with less possible loose ends.