At the very least it means a new challenge on the Sockdown! Ravelry group. Conveniently, given that I have several of the beasts on my Christmas list, one of the challenges for October is Socks Designed for A Man.
Behold my FIL’s Christmas socks. The plan is to make a pair of Hiiumaa Mismatched Mates (Rav-link). They will be teal, with the contrast stripes in dove grey. The pattern is conservative, yet wacky, which is my FIL all over and I really think he will like them.
Please join with me in praying to the Knitting Gods that I can survive the endless acres of plain stocking-stitch required to cover his size 11s.
I believe the word you are looking for is masochist.