just got my first pr of options dp's and I just lovethem.btw don't worry about the shipping charges it comes to practically nothing. go to check out before you commit to buying and you will see s/h will probably only be a few dollars.
Love, love, love my options! Slick, pointy, and sturdy. I don't generally have problems with my stitches sliding off and I'm not a tight knitter. Also, when using them, I don't feel like they're going to break or bend.
I didn't know that DPNs could be different sizes than what was listed as size 1, 2, 3 etc. and learned the hard way. The Options were sized differently than the bamboos that I had started knitting with. Options' size 2 is size 3MM which is a different size than the bamboo US 2 (sized 2.75) that I had started the project with. Maybe some of the more experienced knitters can explain better.