Ive finally taken the plunge and cast on a pair of socks, knitted on dpns (double pointed needles - 5 of them for the uninitiated). Its my birthday tomorrow so I had some birthday money given to me, so splurged and bought a set of the lovely Knitpro wooden needles. The yarn is colinette jitterbug in blue and is a joy to knit with. The pattern is peacock rib socks and I got it from Ravelry. Looking good so far I think!