I bought several colors on sale, thinking the silk content would make it wonderful. This yarn feels dry, is loosely plied and splitty, and even more so if you have to frog anything. Not my favorite. Hoping it will wash up and wear well as a redeeming feature.
I love the Addi Lace 47 needles for magic loop socks. Needles are sharp enough to pick up fingering yarn for fancy stitches, and the 47 length makes it less likely that I'll pull the loop in accidentally and lose the separation between the front and back of the socks. Fast needles.
Counter is a good size, nice that you can put it on a lanyard. For the price, they should have include one. But, counts up easily, re-sets easily, convenient to keep in the knitting bag. Wouldn't be without it. Great gift for knitters.