Ingrid, I haven't tried a true Merino, only the Merino Frappe. I haven't had the courage to spend the money on Alpaca yet, but I have had the chance to drool over it at my lys. I will have to try them both. As for the Addi turbo needles, I haven't even seen them before! Did you get them at your lys or online?
Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure... Theodore Roosevelt
otn: clapotis, 2-at-a-time socks