I've taken up sock and lace knitting, in part because I love thin yarn and the "cloth" it makes. I have long cable needles that are sizes 0, 1, 2, and 3. Working last night, I realized that I had slightly bent the needles while using them. They now have a slight curve. I think maybe I've customized them to my hands but its probably from gripping the needles too tightly when doing a difficult or tight stitch. I'm not sure its a bad thing, but I wonder how many others have bent their tiny needles.