am finally getting into a rhythm with this pattern. i've gone totally schizo with needles on this project. started off on bryspun 10.5 circs. didn't like the cable on those so switched to 10.5 susan bates longs. didn't have 10.5 in shorts, so switched to 10 shorts (the longs kept banging into my leg. ugh.). didn't like the points on those, so today i picked up a pair of balene 10s. couldn't find bryspuns at this particular yarn shop, but the balenes have pretty sharp tips, so we'll see how it goes. if these don't work, i may resort to chopsticks.