All those twisted travelling stitches were made much easier because I was using the ChiaoGoo Red Lace needles that came heavily recommended on the Tour de Sock Ravelry group for magic loop. They are a dream.
I am currently taking part in the Tour De Sock race over on Ravelry. It seemed like the perfect opportunity to try some different sock yarns and some challenging techniques. I've already added magic loop and toe-up to my repertoire thanks to TDS - and the patterns are fab!