To paraphrase, "I may be sock knitting's bitch, but at least I'm man enough to admit it."
I'm very much enjoying the knit-stalking, following all the active projects on Ravelry. Loving all of them, some great choices of colours. There's a green Vulcan boyfriend variant (Rav link). And I loved Grace's picture of her William The Bloody (a.k.a. Spike socks).
It captured precisely what I was aiming for.
This is all the thanks a designer wants... to have knitters amused and happy with my pattern.