Then I went to grab the desired needles....alas...they are not to be found. I literally had a pile of circulars in my basement. I went to find my pile and poof....! It was gone. I have no idea where they all went, but I can't knit anything without knitting needles. I do have the right size in a smaller cable, but with the number of stitches to cast on, that will not work very well for me. I also realized that I need to invest in a few more stitch marker; this pattern calls for a quite a large number of them.