Back in the day, knitting my second pair of socks during my lunch break at work, the Respiratory Therapist popped his head into the break room to ask me a question and said, "Wow, look at those crazy sticks!"
While I was knitting up the Felted flower bowls I had to make do with using 2 circular needles for the decreases. I prefer double pointed needles (dpns) but I needed US 10/6mm and my dpn stash only goes up to US 8/5mm.
From Ravelry chatter I heard about Carbonized bamboo dpns on eBay and what a smoking good deal they were. I wasn't interested in the smaller sizes since I have two sets of teeny needles for making socks and other small knitted items. But how could I go wrong in ordering fifteen sizes - US 0/2mm to US 15/10mm - 5 needles per set for $10.26 and free shipping from China? Yes, ten dollars and free shipping. Of course I ordered them.
I had an extra needle roll (another eBay purchase) which was perfect to hold the larger needles. I modified it with little snaps on the ends so I could fold it over the tips of the needles. I didn't want to have to play 40 Pick-up sticks.
Now look at those crazy sticks go.