I posted my personal challenge list over on my blog...this is my very first KAL/CAL of any kind, and I am excited to start!
Couldn't get this to work in the comments - not sure why, but this is in response to the "what book or website" question.
I live in the caribbean, so websites are my way to go (free, and no international mail delivery wait time! :D ) plus, I'm kinda picky and I like just getting the sock I like, without maybe a whole book of patterns I'll never try. try out some of these sites.
I have a whole directory on my home computer of pdf's I've downloaded and saved. I print them as I decide to knit them. :)