I have discovered a variation on Magic Loop knitting that I really like: Traveling Loop.
Instead of making 2 loops at the starting and halfway points in your knitting, you just make the one loop at the beginning. [I cross the cable over itself to close the loop.] Then, as you knit, the loop stays in one place and moves around the knitted piece.
Knitting is supremely meditative, a transcendent experience opening one’s soul to the magic of the universe, a creative act that directs the heart to the soil one knits above and the heavens that reach to the infinite beyond. And it requires some swearing.