In my recent hunt for sleeveless tunics and cardigans to knit for the girls I found some absolutely beautiful designs on Ravelry and Etsy and other people's blogs but didn't reslise until after I had printed several out and ordered one online that they were all made using circular needles. I've done a lot of knitting over the years but have never done anything on circulars. I sifted through Mum's needle collection and found she had quite a few but not only do they have to be the right diameter but they have to be certain lengths as well. I wanted to use wool that I already had so it took a while to find the needles that would suit a pattern and my wool. I decided on this pattern. (By the way this lady has a pretty cool blog with lovely patterns (some free and some for sale in her pattern shop). Then as I was about to cast on the pattern tells me to use The Old Norwegian Cast On Method...the what?? So I jumped on Google and found these instructions. It looked way too complicated but I worked it out in the end and apparently it gives a more elastic edge.
I found it quite odd using the circulars as I didn't know where I was heading with the pattern but once I got going it became a bit addictive because I wanted to see what would happen next and you just keep going round and round....and round...and round