I've been teaching myself to knit in the round with double pointed needles. It looks bizarre but once you get a few rows deep it's not too bad. I find it's easier to keep count of your stitches this way. I got this super soft and gorgeous "Ecolana" wool (60% Alpaca/40% Merino) from Aslan Trends. It is soooo nice to knit with and I bet it's going to turn out so nice to wear. It's South American... I might see if I can find some NZ Alpaca wool next time.