Husby had been (not so) surreptitiously dropping hints that he'd really like a pair of handknit socks for his birthday. Which of course I was already making for him, but in secret. Except the whole "in secret" business means that I didn't actually have that much time to knit on them.
Which in turn meant husby only actually got one sock for his birthday - and so I present you with:
one Mullet Sock!
So-called after the Mullet hairstyle (think Billy Ray Cyrus back in Achy Breaky Heart days). Which is not to say husby is anything like BRC (far from it!), but more a reflection of the sock itself - all business (plain stocking stitch) at the front, and party (ribbing) at the back! And of course husby's signature red toe!
At least now I can knit the second sock in front of him - he might even get a pair before the end of October!