My favorite knitting needles are addi turbos by skacil. I have several sets of 2 for making socks. I'm behind in my sock making, but my favorite sock making book is by Cat Bordi, Socks Soar on Circular Needles.
My husband recently bought me some bamboo circulars that came from China and were quite inexpensive. I've used them a bit and they are OK, but I still love those addi turbos.
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