I realize this is WAY after the fact, but thank you for those tips! I received the Denise needle set as a gift a few weeks ago and enjoy it, but I was wishing I had some DPNs to make I-cord with (as a relatively new knitter, I haven't yet moved into using DPNs, though I plan to soon), and now I can do it!
Also, I wanted to thank you, Amy, for your terrific videos! I am a lifetime crocheter and always struggled with knitting; I could DO it (knitting English), but didn't enjoy it and never sought to really improve my skills. After looking at your videos awhile back I decided to try knitting Continental style and everything finally clicked into place! I've been knitting up a storm ever since. So, thank you, thank you, thank you!