When I started knitting it was on straight needles. Those are the ones everyone thinks of when they think of needles, two long pointy things with some sort of block/ball/whatever on one end to stop the yarn from slipping off. Eventually I started using double-pointed and circular needles and despite the fact that they felt awful and clumsy back then, I’ve grown to prefer them.
So right now I’m starting a new project and it’s knit flat and I thought I’d go back to my long-abandoned straights. Ha ha. They’re big, obnoxious, and a pain to use. Back to dpn’s for me.
Lesson learned. Once you’ve let the straight life behind, you just can’t go back.