I haven't made a ton of progress but the sock is growing (!!) and I am really enjoying knitting it.
I switched from dpns to 2 circular needles to 1 circular needle using magic loop and eventually came back to dpns. I find them the easiest to knit with and there isn't as much laddering on the sides. Knowing this is a good thing, cause I have an entire set of dpns. I'm glad they'll be useful in the future.