Well my new needles arrived and the sweaters will remain on hold. I think I like the Cubics but would prefer them in metal, they're going to start socks for me. GD thinks I should give her the acrylic tips and if she'll learn to use them I just might, I don't think I care for them. The metal ones look like fun to use. Then I stopped at Fred Meyer and found yarn buy 2 get 1 free and couldn't pass that up, add that to the yarn I had ordered, I now have enough for 2 more projects at least. I am now a happy camper.
I realize this all seems so silly, getting upset over a snapped cord, etc., but I sure do appreciate everyone here and their great comments and suggestions. Thank you!