I did find an internet vendor who had the sizes I wanted, and even offered free shipping on orders over a certain amount. Fellow TNK member Issy also expressed an interest in acquiring some, so we combined our order, but were still a few dollars shy of the free shipping. It then became mandatory for me to find something else to buy to bump up the total, don'tcha know.
So this is what I bought:
Hard shell needle case purchased from Diva Knitting -- loving this!
The best part of this needle case? Look at what's written on the nameplate:
By the way - the shipping from Diva Knitting was lightning fast - I placed this order on Friday afternoon and received several informative order and shipping notification emails after that, and it was shipped that same day. The package arrived in today's mail. I definitely recommend them!