I bought these needles because all the knitting magazines have beautiful pictures of them and i read rave reveiws. So I ordered them and when they arrived I was really disappointed. I ordered size 7 cubic needles fixed. i was going to order the interchangeable set but these needles feel like plastic and are very fragile. I was knitting with them with wool and the needle snapped at the join. I was flabbergasted that this could happen. I returned my needles--great customer service and cancelled my order for the interchangeable set. Not a quality product. I bought the Clover Interchangeable needles instead...much better.