Okay, I purchased my very first pair of Addi Turbo needles yesterday at my LYS, since I needed a pair of size 8 circs for my Gryffindor scarf. I [I]cannot believe how awesome they are[/I]. I’ve generally been using the aluminum Boye straight needles which I have actually enjoyed – although I have to say that these Addi’s are everything you guys have said they would be, and THEN some!!! SO FAST! SO QUIET! SO SLIPPERY! It’s like knitting with liquid metal or something…I love it!).
I do have one concern. When using my regular aluminum needles, I notice that they “wear off” around/along the points after some use. This makes them feel “rougher” as I slide the needles together/slide stiches off the needle. MY QUESTION…will the Addi’s do this eventually, or do they stay smooth and slick? They’re very expensive and I’m concerned about buying a bunch of them if they’re going to get rough down the line.
Thanks in advance for your help!