Okay, I was knitting this hat for my FIL and headed off for the day without sticking my extra US 7 circular in my bag…so when I got to the decreases, there I was without being able to use my favorite method of two circs for small diameter knitting.
However, for whatever reason, I always have some dpns in my little “tool kit.” So, I pulled those out and finished the hat the “old fashioned way.”
It’s been a year or so since I really did anything on dpns, and I was quite pleased to see that my skill and understanding had improved enough that there aren’t those nasty ladders in the hat–it turned out great.
But honestly…I’m sticking with two circulars–much less fiddly and more pleasant for me. Still, it’s nice to be able to do both 'cause you never know when you might need to!