There have been wins.
This is the Berkshire Pullover from Weekend Knitting by Melanie Falick.
It is knitted in Cleckheaton Tempo; a 14 ply wool acrylic blend now discontinued, with a bit of Green Sirdar Nova in the stripes.
It's nice to do a speedy knit now and then and except for a bit of fiddling with the collar this just flew off the 10mm needles. Minimal sewing of seams and plenty of opportunities to try on and adapt to individual preferences.
I think he was happy with the final garment