I don't use straights much anymore, either, and virtually never the metal ones I bought when I first started. They are heavy and cold. But I was just wishing I had another pair of Lantern Moon straights. I only have one pair of their straights, in size 9, and I use them whenever I can. In fact, if a pattern calls for for size 10 I try to use them there, too. They're pretty pricey, though. :pout: I also have one pair of their circular needles, which are nice, but not as nice as my straights, I think.