Thanks to all who have posted advice/encouragement about knitting with circular needles.
I tried for the first time (still a relatively new knitter) and I have the same problem as with straight needles. I can't seem to figure out how to keep the ends tight and neat. Why is this?!
I thought that my stockinette stitch was coming along nicely with the double circular needles method. Then I looked at the ends and there were TWO places were I had big gaps. Then I dropped a stitch right in the gap area and it was all over.
Any tips for making the ends tighter and neater, for both circular AND regular needles?