I'm making my first pair of socks. Before I took my class, I just about drove myself and every one at my lys knitting group crazy, I was so afraid that I wouldn't be able to work with 4 or 5 small needles. They tried to show me magic loop and working with two circulars and I just couldn't get the hang of it. On my first night of class, the light bulb went on and I finally got the concept. Working on the size 1 (I'm a very loose knitter) dp needles was fun but I lived in fear I would pull out the wrong needle. Somewhere, I think on knit picks, someone said they used a 9" circular. I've started my second sock on those and it is much easier for me. We'll see if I think so when I get to the heel and gusset parts.
Its a challenge. Anyone else out there have a similar story or ideas to make my life easier.