I purchased a set of 16 inch and 40 inch circular needles from amazon for less than $15 Huzzah! Now I have no excuse not to try new and challenging projects. So far, I've started one new project with these needles and the tips were a little splintery, but that was fixed by buffing them with a nail file.
While I was waiting for the needles to come in, I decided to pick up some new sock yarn. I purchased all three skeins from Joann's. I can't make up my mind on which colorway I'm most excited about. I just wish I could knit faster ^.^