Thank You Silver for your reply and recommendations. I suspected the same thing about being able to use a circular needle over 10 inch long double points, and I am not sure I would use such thick yarn.......if I wanted to felt something, why then maybe, but I have large gauge knitting looms that I could probably use instead. So you saved me a lot of money, cuz I was almost poised to buy them all in my ignorance! I am glad I checked here first. Gosh this is a great forum!
Off to watch a knitting socks video and review Amys CDs. I sure do love the internet, I wouldnt be this far, this easily, in my knitting adventure if it werent for the internet and all the great folks out there chatting and sharing away!