I started it last night using the toe that starts with a provisional cast-on into a crocheted chain after which about half an inch of stockinette is worked that becomes the end of the toe. At that point the stitches are taken from the provisional cast on and four are picked up along each half inch edge as the work switches to three needles. This was also the point where I went back to feeling like I did when I first started working with double points years ago - like I was wrestling a hedge-hog! Size 2 needles are sharp and I kept poking myself for a while as I started to increase on the sides. Once I got past the increases, things smoothed out and I really like the way that the toe formed. The size 2 needles make my hands ache so it's working up slowly, but still, I don't feel like this is too bad for one (long) evening's work.