I love Double Pointed Needles. For some reason I feel like it is less monotonous to knit a gazillion rows of stockinette on dpn than circular.
Recently I purchased some 4” dpn for a baby leg warmer project (they are SUPER cute). I almost through them out the window when I first got them because the point of the next needle was always rubbing against my palm. It took some working to figure out how to hold them properly so that I wasn’t rubbing my skin raw.
If you are working on projects that have a really small circumference you might find that 7 or 8 inch needles are too long. I get really annoyed when the other 2 or 3 needles that I’m not working on are flopping around senselessly. I arrange them so that they kind of all stay on the same plane as I’m working.
If you are working on larger projects 5” dpn would be really frustrating. I have dropped so many stitches on these 4” dpn because the project has just a few too many stitches on one needle. I like to have at least one inch on each side of the stitches when they knitting is relaxed.
Personally, I think that any circular needle less than 16” is silly. It’s really hard to work with needles shorter than 4” and anything smaller than a 16” circular means that you likely more than half of your circumference is straight.
I use 5” DPNs, could that be why I hate using them?
I made frittatas last week in an attempt to change up our breakfast menu. The turned out really good. Super tasty. I made a little one because there are only two of us, but this would be easy to scale up.
I feel your pain. Fortunately there are lots of plants that love containers. You’d be surprised what you can grow on a balcony, even a shady one. Below is a short list of stuff for shady balconies. I prefer edibles, it makes me feel more productive, but I will be adding some blooms/ornamentals this year.
Aloe (and most other succulents)
Leaf Lettuce (like rommaine and bibb)
Greens (like spinach, kale, and swiss charr)
Carrot (some varieties)
It’s really hard to start a garden