So I've put off learning to use dpn's until winter break because during the semester it seemed so daunting to teach myself something new.
So tonight I pulled out some dpns (3 size 6s, and 1 size 5, whoops) and using Silver's Sock Tutorial taught myself to very basically use dpns.
I didn't get too far when I realized I hadn't been maintaining the k2p2 ribbing--I was just starting with k2 on each needle! Whoops!
Anyway, thus far it is frustrating but it *is* getting easier.