There are a lot of 29" circular needles for sale, in all sizes. I went to four stores and there's not a single 47" needle in any size. These were craft/hobby/fabric stores, as my LYS doesn't have evening hours 'til Wednesday and Thursday, and it's likely going to be Thursday before I get there.
There is also a lot of fuzzy, furry yarn for sale; apparently, people don't want at even 70% off. There's a Ben Franklin closing its doors and that's all the yarn that was left. They did have a few needles and I nabbed a set of size 0 bamboo DPNs and two each of size 1 and size 2 circulars for socks on two circs! I learned that at the elbow of Joyce Williams -- it wasn't really one of the things to be taught in class that day, but she kind of went with the flow (lucky for us!). I watched Cara knit socks that way, too, and I'd like to give it a whirl.
So, no 47" needle means no mobius yet. I was able to finish the first sock, though! Kitchenered, ends woven in, tried on (again), photographed. I love it! I wore it from the living room, through the kitchen, and into the computer room... and then I had to take it off. It warmed up here a little bit today and that's as far as I could go with a wool sock on!
Shown with the new needles and new sock is Lucinda Guy's And So To Bed from the library. Oh my goodness, I'm dying to make the owl -- so cute! There are patterns for both clothing and toys (dolls with knitted underwear -- what's not to love) and perhaps it will someday find its way into my collection (along with that one).
No blogging tomorrow. Special trip with my mother and her sisters -- details on Thursday.