See - look how far I got.
I'm embarassed to tell you WHY I gave it another go and stuck with it. I cast the sock onto the 2 circs and knit the first round. I kept getting dirty looks from my kitty who was sleeping on my lap. She is not a fan of the 2 circ method because the ones not in use keep dangling on her and annoying her. Far be it for me to annoy her.
My knitting buddy came to my cube first thing this morning and asked me to help her wind a ball of yarn. She hasn't perfected the two feet method I used to use pre ball winder purchase. So it was a nice, unexpected hour of fondling some Alpaca Cloud Bulky and then knitting for a while. I showed her my sock on DPNs and she ooohhhhed and aaaahhhhed and attagirl'ed appropriately. Although she isn't a cat person, she completely understood my reasoning.
So I don't totally feel like a crazy cat lady.