It actually fits (shocker) and he likes it. Success.
I have finally decided that my next sock project is...
...Denim Diamonds by Carol Breitner. Click on the link to see a photo of the finished sock or get yourself a copy of the pattern. This was the November Kit from yahoogroup's Whenever sock of the month club.
It took me at least an hour tonight to do that cast on. I'm learning two new things with this sock: two at once on two circs (not written in the pattern, but I'm going to try it), and the Twisted German cast on. [If you are reading this: the "twisted German" is all yours now Dad...]