I firmly believe serious crafters/artists need good to tools! I have Addi's, Bamboo, a orphan Brittany needle (i... um... "lost" one :rollseyes: ) aluminum, Denises, some Daisy single points. I also have some glass ones I bought via Ebay. They are totally usable but verrry slippery. I hope to find just the right display spot for them. I also have a couple wooden ones with fancy beads on the ends.
My DH wouldn't dare insinuate my mental stability with such things as he is an avid RC hobbyist and has his own conglommeration of tools. So nanny nanny boo boo!
I started it out mainly with the short needles, about 9 -10 inches. For small projects like hats, scarves and small bags they are quite nice.
Oh, and I also have about 8 pairs of stubby 7 inchers in sizes 6 to 50 that I got from Ebay from a super great couple in Australia... I communicated with them quite a bit after the sale and even got a homemade Irish Creme liqueur recipe from the Mrs. as I was making a cheesecake with Baily's at the time. Yay Australia, I love those folks!