Knitting needles of course. As I scoured the house and yard for N, I found these. I keep them on my desk in a old cut glass vase. These are actually all the straight needles I own. I did have one set of Balene needles; they were actually the first needles I ever tried. I didn't like the flexibility of the needles. I thought they were too bendy. I never even completed a project on them. They were donated to someone learning to knit.
So these needles were my alternative. I love the fact they come in a variety of colors. A lot of the organization I do is by colors. Color and the cost were what made these attractive. But I never really got comfortable holding a project on these needles. I always ended up holding them awkwardly, so I tried a bamboo circular needle. I thought they were nice, but a little grabby with certain yarns. But I really was more comfortable holding the circular needles for knitting.
So I bought a Addi Turbo needle at the LYS and was hooked. I've been thinking about trying one of the interchangeable sets that are available, but I think it would just be too fiddley to mess around trying to put needles together. What are your favorite needles and why?