I really like the Embossed Leaves Socks from Interweave's Favorite Socks book.
But I used the wrong yarn. The yarn I chose was not fingering weight, as I thought, but light sport yarn (whatever that is) It felt pretty firm--but my brain was not firm--just dense--when I started these.
Here it is before the plunge into the frog pond. As with lots of things in my life, it's been a "learning experience." Look for this pattern at this site again soon! Only with sock weight yarn.