I've been knitting these bizarrely complicated socks from Nancy Bush's Knitting Vintage Socks. They included lots of swearing. The pattern abbreviation for this is (sw) or if it's really difficult (SW). Also lots of shouting 'don't talk to me...I'm KNITTING!'
I shortened the leg length because I thought I wouldn't have enough yarn but actually I had loads. Bit of a strange pointed toe. Partly my fault for being a smarty and insisting on grafting instead of just gathering up last few stitches as per the instructions. Just have to work up the enthusiasm to knit the other one now. Or hop a lot.