I'm already wondering if I'm out of my league here. As though this wasn't already a huge stretch for my (very novice) knitting skills, to get the correct gauge I have to use size 2 needles. I may go blind this summer. Then the pattern called for knitting them on two circular needles, a novelty unknown to all the experienced knitters in my knitting group.
Just this far into it, it does seems as though it's actually possible to knit on two circular needles. Still wondering if I can do it though.