I got a set of bamboo dpn's from eBay...yes, they are off brand, and yes, they probably aren't all that great....but, they have allowed me to finish about 80% of the first sock for my daughter!!!
I picked up a really basic easy sock pattern online and have been able to do k2p2 ribbing, knitting the heel, turning the heel, and have completed the gusset. All I have left is about 15 more rounds of straight knit on the foot and then I do my toe decreasing!
Truth be told, I'm pretty darn stoked!!! The only drawback is that the pattern is based on worsted weight yarn, so this sock is HEAVY. But, I promised my daughter a pair of "ice-skating" socks - that is, socks she could wear in our kitchen to "skate" on the Pergo flooring. On one hand, it will be said to see all that work buff the laminate, but on the other, I'm still jazzed that I've taken my first step into real sock knitting and can hardly wait to get this pair done and move onto lighter yarn and/or more intricate patterns.