I tried the cast on for the double knitted socks-the ones I talked about trying, where you do both socks on dpns-and I couldn't for the life of me get the hang of it. I could, however, manage the 'cheat' by using a long tail cast on, putting each sock on a separate needle. I did need an extra dpn for this since my needles come only in four packs, but I do have several sets of #3s.
I think when I finally decide to try this I'm going to use that method as it was much easier to use. I did however mess up and join the whole mess together, so I'm going to wait till I get a few more projects out of the way before I try again-if I can keep myself straight, I think I can do it.