Besides being so cute they work well with everything from 'string bags' to socks. The points are my favorite shape, not too blunt. I bought 5 different sizes in the 16 length and have 3 projects working right now. The cords are very limber so they can be pulled out to continue for quite a while before changing to DP needles. Try one size and like me, you will probably be buying more !!!
What a shame it is being discontinued. I bought 2 dozen balls several colors because of the great sale price and since using it I know I would probably buy more in the future if it were available. I primarily knit with it, but gave several balls to a friend who crochets and she thinks it is great too. Again, what a shame it won't be around much longer.
These shorter point needles have cured several problems I have had in the past, mainly having to switch to DP needles much sooner than I wanted to. They are also well made and their shorter length make them less likely to break. Great feel in my hands and great results with what I'm making. Will definitely buy more sizes.