- Well never say you are too old to learn new tricks. I have long knitted socks in the most traditional of ways - dpn's (5) and cuff down. I have tried the two circulars, magic loop, and toe up but never was comfortable with it and didn't like the results.Now I think I have hit on a combination of things that will make toe up socks and two circulars do able for me.1) The Turkish Toe - finally a toe up cast-on that I find easy and like the results. I think well explained here:2) Wendy Johnson of http://www.wendyknits.net/ has also been a devotee of dpn's but she tried Knitpicks 16" circulars anddeclared them a likeable. I have now tried them too and think they make the Turkish cast-on so much easier and I think I willlike knitting the entire sock on them.Like Wendy with all this hot weather it has been The Summer of Socks - none of that hot fiber sitting on your lap. My kitties too are even finding it too hot for lap sitting.Mary Pat=(^..^)=You can never have too much yarn, or too many cats!