So far so good. It's starting to look like an actual garment that might be worn by my child. She's very excited about getting them. And I'm having a blast making them. They are the perfect lunch time entertainment. The needles are Knit Picks Options Circulars that are nickel plated, size 3mm. They are a very smooth knit if a little too slippery for me. I also, have a wood needle. I will try that one for the next pair.
The video below is the one that flipped the lightbulb on for the Magic Loop method.
The Knit Witch is a lovely site where she sells hand dyed yarn. She also sells these great pottery yarn bowls that her husband makes. As soon as I find a safe place to knit I'm getting one.