So yes, I’m feeling very cool and accomplished because I randomly remembered how to tube knit on two straight needles. This is awesome because you usually need DPNs or cable needles to do this. I read it in a book years ago but one day when I was knitting my baby’s leg warmers (yet again) on the subway, I wished there was a way to not use four needles to make this tiny thing. Then I remembered that technique. When I tried then I failed and gave up but when I thought of it logically it wasn’t that complicated.
Apparently this is a Nordic technique. Great for small tubes.