After I succeeded in learning how to knit two socks on two circulars, I wanted to try a patterned sock, that is, some pattern other than stockinette or ribbing that runs the length of the leg and down the instep. I signed up for the class for this sock three times, but there were never enough people signed up to make it go. Finally the instructor relented and said she'd teach a couple of us privately.
The Embossed Leaves sock pattern is from a book called Favorite Socks by Ann Budd. I really like this pattern a lot, so I hunted the book down on Amazon and plan to buy it next month. There are some lovely patterns in it that I'd like to try.
In the meantime, I bought this book yesterday, also by Ann Budd, at my local yarn shop, Hook, Yarn and Stitcher. It is full of interesting techniques and detailing to take sock knitting to the next level (at least for me), like this fun pattern on the bottom of your socks. There's a DVD inside the book, which will help with the mechanics of the techniques. These two books should keep me busy for quite a while.