I purchased a new set of Lantern Moon needles this time in 5 to knit heavy boot socks using 5 needles. This is my 3 set of Lantern Moon. Unfortunately as I began to knit I notice that one tip slivered off. When and how I do not know. Jimmy Beans quickly came to my rescue. They could not have been more helpful. Shipping out another set of needles. I appreciate the attitude and service I get from Jimmy Bean. Thanks to the staff the boot sock is nearing the toe. This pair is a Christmas present for a daughter who wears boots to work in everyday.