I'm working on my nephew's blanket for Christmas 2010. I like how it's coming out but I'm suprised at how badly the needles and the yarn go together. Here's the thing. I've never been picky about my needles just prefering to take what was handy. I've inherited lots of needles one way or another and never chosen to spend money splurging on expensive needles. My motto was always "Make Do" and I never thought it mattered. On most projects it probably doesn't. But then I bought a 42" circular Addi Turbo size 1 because I wanted to try making two socks at once on one circular needle and that was the only 42" the lys had in stock. The sock escapade is a story for another day and I want to try it again but suffice it to say that I didn't finish that pair of socks. So I used the needle for some laceweight, hand dyed, alpaca/silk to make a scarf. (Gorgeous by the way. Mother's Day gift certificate yarn. Yummmmy - here's the pic.