This is good to know! Thanks to everyone for posting some GOOD NEWS about the Boye set. I like how colorful they are, and when I sometimes use an old US6 Boye fixed circ, I love how the finish feels in my hands. The tips are slim but without the hurtful sharp tip of OPTIONS.
I have OPTIONS, too, but I can't always use them cuz of their very sharp tips. So then I have to go to Addi, whose tips are very bulbous and round. But, sometimes I'm forced to take the pain of OPTIONS cuz I'm working a lot of ssk's and k2tog's, and cables and so forth.
I use a lot of single ply yarns, and OPTIONS split those fibers very easily and frequently. So then its out with the ADDIS again.
I thought that the BOYE set would be the best of both worlds.
I'm gonna give them a try, based on the good things I read in this thread. Edited later: I purchased the set on sale at Joann's.com and there was another sale of 40% off, so I got the set for $42 $69.99 less 40%=$41.99), plus a one time $2.95 shipping cuz I set up an account with them as a new member! Good buy!
My girlfriend, Barbara, has the BOYE set, and she loves it.
I'm anxious to try it out.
I know that laying the cords in a bowl of almost boiling water for a few seconds TOTALLY relaxes the cables. Besides that, if you store the cables hanging over something, instead of coiling them back up for storage, they won't get kinky again. Just leave a set of tips on each cord, and lay them over the arm of your sofa, or wherever you knit. I stab two hat pins in the end of my sofa arm, and lay the needles, any needles I'm currently using, across the end of the arm, and the hatpins prevent them from falling to the floor.