Glad I let it all sit awhile. My gauge will be different with different needles. If I get the new cable, I can just pick up where I left off, you're right, Antares. There weren't that many stitches that were loose and I was able to pick them up and actually finished the current row. Right now they're all on the broken cord awaiting a solution to my problem.
I knew another knitter would understand the frustration, thank you.
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