One of the first things I ever knitted was a pair of socks... tube socks... but they still required double pointed needles! I enjoy using the double pointed needles to make socks, although they do require a bit of dexterity! I eventually learned how to make socks with heels and have since made several pairs. They're fairly time consuming, and slightly boring until you get to the heel, but pick a pattern with a good design (cable, lace, etc.) and it helps them move along!