I'm sorry I didn't check back at this thread after I checked it a few times.
I finished the sweater. It is very good for a beginner. IT is not made in the circular even tho I do use my circular needles for most of my knitting.
I got the kit here, they also sell just the pattern and even just the yarn as a "refill".
I got my kit in TWO days after calling in my order. I am very pleased with their service.
Here is my sweater...