I actually ended up with the sampler sets from WEBs and KP and that came in really handy. I got the same size needles in nickel plate and in wood (birch?) and it let me really compare them.
Cheating is an option. . . . Cheaters never win and winners never cheat, but smart knitters who want to retain an iota of sanity do, cheerfully. ~~Kory Stamper