Behold the magic loop:
Ok, the actual loop is out of the picture but trust me, it's there.
After seeing Cat Bordhi on Knitty Gritty I read her book "Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles". Truly cool stuff. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against dpns ("And they make you look so dangerous!") but I was intrigued. Last night I stayed up to read more at K. St. John's excellent site. After reading the article about the magic loop method I ripped 'em out and started over again. So far I'm lovin' it.