for large projects is that the weight of the article is easier for me to handle then if they were on straights. Currently the project sits on my nice round tummy! Am I the only one?
I dont even buy straights anymore. Circulars travel so well.
I remember the first trip I took them on, I was cussing cause I couldnt believe I didnt bring my straights. Five minutes later, I realized how less stressed my body was using the circulars. Now I give my straights away when I teach someone to knit.