OK in this case smaller is better! I received my Hiya Hiya 9" circular needles yesterday and promptly transfered my current sock project to them. WOW, I love these little needles, I estimate it will cut down on knitting time by at least 25%. It's great to be able to just knit without fiddling with DP's or sliding stitches for magic loop. I LOVE THESE NEEDLES!!!!!
If you're interested you can purchase them here:
Did I say I LOVE THESE NEEDLES?