I tried Silver's tip on using boiling water then cold water to tame the cables on my Boye needles, and she is a genius. It worked so well. Now my Boye circulars are my current favorite needles. I've always liked aluminum needles because they have just the right amount of "drag" for me. Perfect tips and well-behaved cables. I'm as happy as a pig in slop.
Kudos to Silver (first the amazing sock tutorial, now this!).
That's Mr. Sissy to you...