This was not nearly as fun as I had hoped. I ordered some KP classic circs in wee sizes to try this out. This was my first attempt at using 16" circular needles, and clearly I wasn’t thinking about how small the tips would have to be to get them this short. The tips are so small that my hands get sore trying to hold them.
The two circ method wasn’t successful for me. Even with the smooth joins on KP classic circs, I got stitches caught in the join. I also had problems with the glare off the shiny KP needles. I finally just gave up and worked my sock onto dpns, and now everything is lovely. Seems like a lot more fiddling with the work to move it around on the needle using two circs–the same thing I felt about my one attempt with Magic Loop. You guys who successfully use two circs or ML either knit looser than I do, or you have infinitely more patience.
This was my first attempt at using actual sock yarn as well, and I wasn’t quite prepared for how thin that yarn is. It is self-striping yarn, so I’m kind of grooving on having stripes in my socks without having to do any actual work.
I guess I’m destined to be a dpn kind of guy, and that’s OK. I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me (remember Stuart Smalley from Saturday Night Live?).