These are the Clessidra stockings you can find the pattern on knitty.com. I used Knitpicks Bare – Merino Wool/ Silk, fingering weight yarn. I thought knitting knee socks might be tedious, but these were great. The patterning of the cables kept it interesting all the way to the toes.
These are the Embossed leaves from Interweave Winter 2005, you can also find this pattern here. The top one is blocked. I wanted a lighter weight sock, so I used two strands of Knitpicks Shadow. It is a very nice feeling sock.