I absolutely love my new Options Harmony interchangeable set from KnitPicks.com!! I am working the basketweave scarf from KnittingDaily.com in Patons SWS Natural Earth. Yeah, I know! Why a flat scarf on beautiful circulars? I wanted to do that scarf for myself and I wanted to try out the new needles.
I tend to be a very tight knitter. Therefore, the wonderful smoothness of these wooden needles are great for me. The yarn slides very easily along these needles. They almost have a mirrored finish. I have been checking every few rows to see if they are getting scratched... nothing yet and I am halfway through the first ball of yarn.
Anyhoo... I just wanted to throw out my recommendation for these needles!