I am on my third attempt to correctly cast on and join for working in the round. I won't bore you with the first two screw-ups, but this time, here is what is happening.
According to my math, and the pattern I'm using, (linked above), I should be casting on with 80 stitches. After watching a video here on how to join, I decided I should start with 81 instead. My problem? I think my circulars are too long. I went to the store the other day and bought some that were about 5" shorter than what I was using, and they are still too long. They measure 23" point to point. Am I doing something wrong? Or are my needles just too long? If so, where can I find shorter ones? I'm angry. But I'll leave that for me to deal with hehe.