I just went out and bought needles for a project and my local store didn't have the needle size I need. They didn't even have a slot for it??!! I now have an extra (unused) size 7 16" circular needle, Susan Bates brand and I need a #8 24" circ. Anyone want to swap? I would even pay the difference if it was a more expensive needle. I should add that it needs to either be aluminum or stainless, I can't knit with anything else.....