I agree...I've never seen needles like that! They are bamboo, which I think will be perfect for that ribbon, which is sure to be slippery.
The neatest thing is that my friend does not knit. She tried it and hated it. But she found a little yarn store near her hotel (the Peabody Hotel, no less!). She related to me how she agonized over what kind of yarn to buy...not being able to make up her mind. She said that the Dropped Stitch scarf was all made up in the copper yarn, and that it was just gorgeous. She finally decided to purchase that.
It means so much when someone thinks of you, but to put so much extra thought into it...
I'm blessed, that's for sure!