Yes, many thanks for your advice with this. I am not stuck using dpns for small tubes anymore! What a discovery :) I'll be fixing fingers on old gloves next! +I just made knitted acorns using the casting on method for an open tube you showed in your intro. I figured out how to decrease holding a stitch with a dpn to be able to knit 2tog on the near facing work. I've been wanting to tell you : YOU ARE AN AWESOME TEACHER! I've learned more about knitting since I was able to watch the intro to this DK class of yours than ever before, and I've been knitting non stop!