The addi turbo and turbo lace circular needles (47" and 40") are fantastic! They're comfortble to hold, and the smoothness of the join between cable and needles make knitting a true pleasure. We travel long distances by car, and as a sock addict, I always have a pair of socks going on one of my addi cable needles on our trips, sometimes also another pair of socks on a larger needle, depending on how the condition of the roads affects my ability to knit on smaller needles. Alpaca Direct's service is superb--I look forward to a long future relationship. Thank you for the quick turnaround on my order!