Good Morning! Summertime is in full swing around our house, we are going at break-neck speeds everywhere and nowhere all at once. I did find time to sneak in a yarn shop run and pick up a little something for myself. I am knitting Tracery by Norah Gaughan in Berroco Maya in Yellow. Love this pattern, love this yarn. It is 85% pima cotton with 15% baby alpaca. Very nice & perfect for summer, now I just need to finish it before fall!The pattern called for size 8 straight needles, which I never use. So, I wondered what I was missing and why the pattern calls specifically for the straight needles, so I picked up a pair. I learned that I am a circular needle knitter. The straights are fine, but I am constantly looking for my missing needle. I even brought my knitting to the dentist while waiting for my boys appointment, and forgot one needle!! One hour of precious knitting time wasted! I also think that you can “look” your progress over with circular much easier. I am committed to finishing the front with the straight and then I switch for the rest of the pattern. Can’t wait. Which needles do you prefer? Do you ever use straight?