Well I've gotten a little further on knitting the man his socks. The sad part is once they are finished I'll have to wait until fall or winter to see if he really likes wearing them.
I decided on the waffle rib stitch from Sensational Knitted Socks. It is basically a 2x2 rib and on every fourth row you purl across all the stitches. I like how the pattern is working out and I really do like working with the Lorna's Laces.
It is nice to be working these toe up. I can have him try them on as I go. Which is nice since I haven't made him socks before and I want to make sure they fit well. I think I'm going to try a short row heel as practice. The socks I'm going for next will be for me and the pattern calls for a short row toe and heel.
Knitting the two socks at a time was a good move too. Although it does seem to make the whole process seem slower. Every time I work on these it seems like I should be making more progress. I have to keep reminding myself that I am working on two socks and that they will both be finished at the same time.