Needles? Where would we be without them? Lost.
I like tiny little needles. The finer the better. I found these lovely needles a couple years ago.
http://www.jeanakimballquilter.com/ I'll admit to being in love with the package. The smooth, sharp needles are just a bonus!
What she doesn't have are blunt end cross stitch needles of the same luxurious quality. If she did, I'd be buying them by the gross. As it is, I can't leave a cross stitch store without a package or two of John James's size 26. The only thing I'd change about those is making them finer. Probably they couldn't be any finer and still get 2 threads into the eye plus have a blunt end. Not to mention how many of them I break in a year.
The bummer of a good sharp needle is how many times I stick myself. I think I'm used to handling the dull ended cross stitch needles so when I need to sew with a sharp needle, I spend more time stabbing myself with both ends of the needle. Ouch! A thimble is a must with such fine needles because the end with the eye can do just as much damage.
If I could make one more wish...it would be to have more time to spend with my needles. Someday, I keep telling myself.