First off, merry christmas everybody!
Ok, so I went to the yarn shop here at my city and asked for double pointed needles. [I]Every[/I] time I go in there I do the same thing: ask for DPNs, look at the yarn, buy something. And every time they tell me they don’t have any DPNs (they do have circs, however). So, I decided to ask the shop owner herself to bring DPNs, since they are easier to use than circular needles (I find this to be true for me). What she responded was: “We don’t bring them because no one uses them; everyone prefers circular needles”.
Is this true? For me, DPNs are better. I find it to be harder to transfer stitches on a circular needle than on a double pointed one. Is DPN usage really disappearing?