I tried socks 2 years ago...they were the reason I took a break from knitting for 2 years..I don't know if it was the dpns itself, or the material of the DPNS ( I used bamboo then) or if it was just me....but using them made my hands, shoulders and arms hurt. Maybe I'll try again this summer after I finish with these baby projects and with plastic dpns. I use plastic straights to knit right now.
But yours look really good by the way
Keep at it. well done.