As most of you know, I'm an American living in New Zealand. And I'm sure I've complained in the past about the lack of good quality knitting supplies in this country.
You don't know what I'd give for a GOOD set of interchangable circs... *sigh* When you say to the knitting shop owners "Do you stock addis (or insert other well known good quality needle here?)" They look at you like you're stupid or something. They don't even know what I'm talking about half the time. Grrrr!!
I only have one decent pair of circular needles (which I'm currently using for a baby blanket) and even those aren't that great. Sometimes the yarn snags on the bit where the needle meets the cord.
sorry, I'm just having a whinge. Usually I put up with it because there's nothing I can do about it, but I'm finding it really annoying today -- only because I'm looking at the American sites wishing it didn't cost so darn much in shipping and drooling over the good stuff!