On my Chicago trip I broke down and purchased a pair of straight Signature Needles US 9 and a US 7 20 inch circular. I've wanted these for years, but resisted. I'm not a big straight needle person, but I thought I'd give it a go because my options were so limited. I knitted the bottom of my Bobble Bag on the 9s. LOVELY needles. The tips are fabulous and the feel of the metal in your hands are great.
They are super great needles. I keep trying to figure out now projects that need a 7 or 9 so I can use them! That can only more Signatures in the future. If only there was a needle fairy to ask. :)