Thanks for your comments. I really appreciate them and am/will be off to your blogs to leave little presents behind..... (Karen - I'll be in touch)
I found out about 10 minutes ago that Addis come in bamboo! Oh gods, no! I invested in a number of addi turbos last year after various people raved about how good they are. I was disappointed, quite frankly. Two of them were very rough around the join of the cable to the needle and they all are a bit too short for my hands, which makes my hands cramp. Metal needles tend to make my hands cramp in general, so if I want cramping hands, why not pay $5 or $6 for cheap metal circs instead of $11 to $25 for addis?
But being a sucker for punishment, and wanting to learn how to knit two socks at a time on circs, I have discovered these (I can guarantee that link won't work forever). At a good price too as far as I can tell. 2.5mm addi natura circs. I need me two of them. I think I'll have to work out how to get them into the budget.
Does anyone know of any other bamboo circs that come in small sizes?
Ah, just remembered the Wool Baa has lots of circs. Hmm, the price will be about the same, but I can actually drive to the Wool Baa in about half an hour on a really good day. I can't see my car driving to Singapore in a hurray - he'll need an awfully long snorkel to navigate the sea bed with (and I'll need some sort of portapotty and a brick to keep on the throttle so he doesn't slurp up some water through his exhaust). Plus it will take 2-3 weeks for shipping from Singapore (which is silly - I reckon it will take less than a week cos I can hop on a plane and be there in about 6 hours and no stupid US customs/UPS interface is involved and Amazon stuff sent from Singapore takes less than a week).
The Wool Baa is looking really good at present :-) But I will have to wait until the morrow if I am to be bad because they are not open at 20 past 10 at night! Shock and horror!