This site really helped me when I was learning to knit socks. The show is probably coming on again soon.
When doing your 1st socks I would recommend using a worsted weight yarn and size 6 or 7 dpns; using this larger yarn and needles will be easier to handle as u r learning...then u can venture off into sock worlds unknown!
I, too, LOVE, my Denises!! They don't snag, don't twist, are comfortable to use, etc!