OK, I should never have said that I was done with double pointed needles! In fact, I really should know better than to make any absolute statement about anything!
As I was packing for our weekend in New York, I decided not to take my big knitting project on the plane and was looking for a small one at home. I found the cute kit I bought in Pagosa Springs of alpaca and mohair socks...perfect traveling project...except for the fact that I did not have #5 circular needles ...only DPN's. Oy veh. I resignedly put them in the kit and drove to Montrose.
Well, what do you know? The Brittany birch double pointed needles are perfect for this yarn and very nice to work with. It may even be a tiny bit faster than the Magic Loop..certainly the repositioning of stitches for the heel was easier and faster. I ENJOYED knitting with them and already finished sock #1. I've now started the second and will have plenty of time to knit it due to the horrible weather which has delayed our take-off from LaGuardia at least an hour and a half.