I bought a size 1, 9 inch HiyaHiya knitting needle for socks. I am finally taking time out to try them. So far so good. I have only knit the cuff of my first sock, but I like them. They are very, very smooth to knit with. They do take a little bit of getting used to. But they are OK. Do you own HiyaHiya needles? Have you tried them yet? What do you think of the HiyaHiya needles?