You thought I forgot about socks? Not without plugging my favorite needles for knititng socks – Lantern Moon Sox Stix. Double pointed hardwood needles, 5 inches long. There are a lot of choices out there for sock knitting, but these are what work for me.
I abuse them horribly – tossed in my very full purse, dropped, held too tightly – and I've only had one break in two years and 20 pairs of socks. I've had a couple get their tips rough, but they're still usable in a pinch and fixed with an emery board.
If you still haven't succumbed to sock knitting, we have newly-scheduled sock classes – join the fun!