Yes. Why? Because this weekend I finally tried out the Magic Loop. Thanks to Knitzalot who showed me how, I am now loop, loop, looping my way through one of my secret knits.
This particular method had not really interested me all that much. I know people raved about it, but I figured, it's just another way to make circles. I was fine with dpns and I liked using 2 circulars. But, after seeing how it actually worked and realizing that it is essentially like using connected dpns, I wanted to give it a go. I think I am a convert. I can knit smoother joins than dpns, but its not as fiddly as 2 circulars.
I'm sure in reality I will end up using each method for different things, but I have a feeling the magic loop will quickly become the method I grab for first. In fact, I had ordered a couple extra longer cords from KnitPicks to go with my Options needles and I have been holding off starting my second Deep V swatch so that I can work it using the magic loop. But, if they don't show up in the mail tomorrow, I will have to move forward without it. After all, as B says, I am a Good Student, and I wouldn't want to come to class without all my homework done ;-)
I also wanted to share an updated picture of my current socks in progress. These have officially been dubbed my Happy Socks. I just can't get enough of them and when I tried the toe on for the first time today at lunch, I didn't want to take it off...
...even though it was just a toe. So far the fit is AMAZING and so cozy. I can't wait to get one done! I don't think there will be any problem turning these into Knee Highs (with a little elastic at the top to help keep them up).
Oh and thanks for the suggestions for fighting my motion sickness. I plan to give them a try, but with the magic loop, the knitting may be even easier than I thought! Now, if I could just trim the month's worth of knitting I have planned down to a realistic amount for a week, I will be good to go!