Hi, Amanda. I guess I wasn't clear. It is the knittinghelp.com video that is ambiguous. She has the thread, both the tail and yarn, on the left, in her left hand, yet in her voiceover says it is on the right.
So should the yarn and tail and cast-on stitches supposed to all be on the left, even though I'm working to the right-hand needle?
Also, the knittinghelp video does not say how to join the two sides. Other videos on circular knitting also don't say how to join. One say just "pull it over, knit and pull it tight" but this doesn't seem to work (her hands are in the way so you can't see just what she is doing). When I worked this the first time, I didn't join them and it was all coming out flat, like a scarf, so I've figured out that it doesn't happen automatically. There are lots of conversations on the internet about joining, and different techniques, but no video or illustrated instructions. Could you please help me with that, too? Thanks so much~!