The Mr had a good claim on the next pair of socks to be made. According to Ravelry I last made him some socks back in 2008 - 16 pairs ago! Searching the webs for a pattern seemed like too much effort and I had no man socks in mind so out came my old trusty sock knitting manual - Sensational Knitted Socks and I thought we were away.
Waffle Stitch II, a ribbed pattern for increased cosiness around those twiglets. Simple but rather smart I think.