Before I started the socks, I mentioned a DPN-intensive project I'd been working on, and my partner rec'd it today, so now I can post about it.
I made her a little pill holding dish from the pattern MancalaMia at knitty. It was a little difficult to get started, but knit up really quickly (under 4 hours) once I stopped being awkward.
Once it was finished, I threw it in the washer to felt it. I expected it to take 10 - 20 minutes, but it ended up taking closer to 45 minutes to felt all the way up.
And then, viola! A much better picture of the finished piece, taken by the recipient Kristen. Thanks!