Sorry things turned out like that on your bag.
I'd be more than happy to send you some needles!
It's two different needles I have in the range at the moment - one has the metal cable and the other, a fine plastic cable.
Just tell me what sizes you need and your address and they'll be on their way. The needle at the top of the blue background pic is the plastic cable and the one below is the metal one.
I've found this to be very handy when I've been knitting with two circs. there's no problem telling them apart!
The cable looks as if it would never uncurl but all you have to do is run it between your thumb and finger a couple of times and that's it - straightened out.
I've never come across anything like the metal cable and I've tested it to hell and Hoboken and back again for the last 12 months! I kept them (out of the packs) in my conservatory, which in this climate, and especially this part of England, can get extremely damp.
They're still the same - nothing's changed at all. I'll pop a couple of pictures here, then maybe you can see what I'm wittering about.
If you want any more info. just give me a shout.