I'll get around to the Hiya Hiyas at some point, since I was ordering from JoAnn Fabrics I decided to give Chiao Goo Red circular needles a try and ordered 40" in size 0.
Thanks, Jan! Maybe I'll try it when I'm at the hospital waiting with my sister for her son to come out of back surgery. Or not. I might just want something I don't have to think about.