First, let's scold Ingrid for doubting that anyone can learn a new knitting skill.
:fingerwag: BAD Ingrid! BAD! :fingerwag:
[size=2] Wuv you, Ingy![/size]
Second, did you check out the videos for small diameter circular knitting on the Advanced Tachniques tab above? Amy shows you both the 2-circs and the magic loop methods.
When you describe your circular needles, there will be 2 numbers...the needle size (2's, 5's, etc.) and the length (16", 24", etc.)
I say GO FOR IT!