I'm only 1/2 way through the first lace repeat but I can already tell I'll love it!
I used Betty Balcomb's Short-Tail Long-Tail Cast On from a "pattern" she distributed last year. I'd post the link to it but it's been pulled off of Ravely and every other site I can find. It's pretty easy to do and I don't know if you can copy-write a cast-on so tomorrow when I have more time. I'll post how I do a long tail cast on without having to guess how much yarn to pull.