I also finished my younger son's socks today.
He promptly removed them and left them on the floor. Just like a man...Trying to figure out the sewn k2 p2 rib bind off nearly did me in. I looked in Vogue Knitting and was baffled. I looked at the Scary Doll Book and was further baffled. Then I looked at The Principles of Knitting and was slightly less baffled but still not there. I spread out Principles of Knitting next to the Vogue book and about three-quarters into binding off the second sock I figured out the right way to do it. I think. Ah, what the hell. He's never going to wear them anyway.