Or, the wood version...are they still called Options? I thought so. Anyhow, as everyone has said, they knit like a dream. The only problem I've had with them is perhaps more a problem with me...they're SO pointy and SO smooth that a few times since I started knitting with them (though it's decreasing), I've split my yarn and not even noticed, so then I had to kind of untangle the plies a little. But I'm doing that less, and it's probably just more carelessness on my part--my old needles were so dull that they wouldn't really split it. But obviously, the pointiness is well worth it.