I just have to praise my new Addi Turbo Lace knitting needles! At a ridiculous "twice the price" for needles, I have got to say it was worth every penny. The points are so pointy and easy to use, the yarn glides over the needles, and no more perpetually twisted cables that are always in the way. And now I can make mistakes twice as fast. The Addi's are the gold ones. Notice how relaxed the cables are. The needles themselves are so smooth and though they are metal, they do not make a lot of clicking noise. If you are a knitter and haven't tried these, you don't know what you are missing.