thanks trvvn5! I'm itching to start this sweater and the closest craft store is 30 minutes out of my way. I've been crocheting for so long I own a hook or two in each size so I forgot that everytime you buy yarn for a new project you'd better check to be sure you have the right hook/needles too or I would have bought the longer needles when I picked up the yarn.
Is there any point in having all 4 types of needles in each size? I see short & long straight needles and short & long circular needles. And then there are those double-pointed ones too....Way too expensive to buy them all, but I keep finding new projects that need a size/style I don't have.