After just a few uses, the join became loose on one side of the needles, and is constantly sliding forwards and backwards now. The join on both sides is not very smooth, and the tips are way too dull. I wouldn't recommend these to anyone. I don't think any of Lantern Moon's circulars are very good, to be honest.
Quite sometime ago I purchased a set of Lantern Moon's interchangeable needles... and I hate them so much. They're the worst needles I own. I can barely tolerate using them. The tips are so dull it's virtually impossible to pick up stitches with them, and the joins are always snagging stitches. I would not repurchase these or suggest them to anyone else.
These are, bar none, my favorite circular needles! They're better than the Addi Turbo's the join is a bit smoother, and the need itself is far, far smoother so the stitches move across them better they're WAY better than the Lantern Moon circulars which I hate and loathe to a degree I cannot describe--their needles are terrible. The joins are so bad and the needle tips are so dull it's ridiculous. Knitting with LM circulars just makes me angry.
I'm definitely considering ordering their interchangeable set.
These needles are pretty good, but I prefer the Knitter's Pride Brass Cubics to these. Somehow the metal of KP Brass Cubics feels smoother. The stitches move across the surface of the needle better than on the Addi Turbo's. I think the join on the KP's are slightly better too.
My biggest complaint with the Addi's though is that printing the sizes on the cables is so stupid. It's fine at first, but after a couple of years the cable clouds so much that you can't read anything on them at all.
I was rather wary about ordering a yarn that I had never seen before by the internet. Not sure whether the color would be right, concerned that it might unwind or have knots in odd places. Well, none of that happened. This is a lovely yarn that does not unwind, is smooth and velvety soft and it is almost exactly what I imagined when I saw it on my laptop--I had imagined it slightly lighter in tone. I'm making a baby carrier that has to be finished in November. The only down-side that I can think of is that my swatch did not conform to the needle size indicated, I am using a smaller needle--but that's me. I will be using this wool in the future and hope that all the other colors are as true as this pink.