for when you need this~ every little girl needs a few of these Melly Sews: Criss Cross Dress Tutorial (aka the easiest dress ever) with Free Pattern! If I ever have a little girl. Love the ruffle butt :)
A Cable Cast On is a good way to cast on stitches in the middle of your knitting. Often a pattern asks you to be knitting along and then says, cast on some number of stitches. I almost always use a Cable Cast On in that situation.