Have you seen the new 9" circular sock needles by Hiya Hiya?
When I first saw them, I thought huh? don't think I'd like them. But then I was asked to test them...they're great!!
I cast on 64sts with Brown Sheep Wildfoote and started the ribbing on a US size 1. I thought it would be difficult with such a small circular needle circumference but n-o-o-o, it actually works well. So well that I asked for one in a US size 2 so I can try them with a pair of fingerless gloves! (I have to wait because they had to be ordered.)
They are great if you have trouble with ladders between your dpns.
And since I don't have enough WIPs (not!) I wound this yarn (which I haven't tried yet) for a pair of fingerless gloves. The Ravelry Fingerless Glove Fanatics group September kal is Della Mitts.
Watch for an updated pictures.