A few weeks ago, I bought Meg a 47" circular needle so she could try out that funky Moebius Cast On by Cat Bordhi. Two weeks elapsed and the needle had yet to make its debut, so I decided to give it a shot myself.
Maybe I'm alone in my viewpoint here, but I would characterize Cat Bordhi as a bit overenthusiastic about the techniques she invents. Granted, I'm not inventing any new techniques, so kudos to her, but I distinctly get the feeling that she gets more joy out of some of these techniques solely because she invented them, not because the techniques themselves are inherently joyous. For instance, she describes her tubular bind-off in Socks Soar on 2 Circular Needles as "pure joy," but I've personally found that grafting 94 stitches together to produce a rather unattractive edge more annoying than joyous. It also put the last nail in the coffin for my toe-up sock adventures.
She refers to her moebius strip projects as "magical knits." Certainly it is interesting, but magical? Huh. Maybe I'm too much of a deconstructionist to get the point. The moebius cast on is actually nothing more than a provisional cast on done in a circle with a twist at the end. The first row is very futzy, and once it gets started, it's fairly uninteresting. Additionally, you have to alternate knit and purled sections, otherwise you'll get the top half completely in stockinette and the bottom half in reverse stockinette, which I think looks a bit dumb. Also, I found that doing an I-cord bind off on 100 stitches was complete misery. Admittedly, I'm not a long, drawn-out bind-off kind of guy, but this was only the sample; most of her projects would require 200+ stitches to bind off in this manner! Absolute yuck.
Regardless, I was pleased with my new weird knitted thing.
Meg found a use for it almost right away.
The cat was less than thrilled. So was I, as I had to crawl under the bed to get my moebius strip back.