While in search of the elusive 9" Hiya Hiya circular needle, I made a trip to the Yarn Boutique. Not only did I find my needles (and then some), but I got the friendliest service around! The yarn pushers over there quickly summed me up as a sucker for sock yarn and gadgets, and I was helpless against their influence.
While at the Yarn Boutique, I got to play with some interchangeable needle sets. I've been on the lookout for an interchangeable metal needle set because I hate running to my LYS mid-project because my circular needles are too long/small/full with another WIP. I thought that Knit Picks Options would be The One, but then I heard mumblings about my beloved Addi Turbo coming out with Addi Clicks. However, those needles wouldn't have the pointy tips of the Addi Lace and I had read that they did not come with a 16" cable or extra cables, so I was stalled because purchasing the Addi Clicks is a big investment. Also, I only rarely use needles bigger than a size 8 US, so purchasing the Addi Clicks also meant paying for needles I would probably only use once or twice. But then, Hiya Hiya came to town and stole my heart, and they were just the right price. Lucky for me, Yarn Boutique just got their shipment in that day, so I got a chance to play with them and buy a set before they flew off the shelf!
Can you blame me? Look how pretty this case is! It looks like a clutch I can grab for a night out on the town.
I was already a fan because the Hiya Hiya's stainless steel needles since they are one of the few companies to make 9" circular needles, so the fact that these interchageables came with sizes 2-8 US, had 16", 24", 32", and 40" cables (and are planning on selling replacement cables individually), and getting to play with these awesome needles made them leap into my basket. I just had to take them home.
The joins are smooth both at the point where the needles screw into the base and at the point where the cables meet the needles.
I'm using the size 7 US right now, and I'm loving it!