A few months ago I bought Knit. Sock. Love. Overwhelmed by all of the lovely sock patterns I couldn't make a decision on what to make first. Then I bought some awesome sparkly speckled sock yarn from spunrightround. I wanted to knit a pattern but I didn't want anything that would be obscured by the speckled yarn. So even though I've knit this pattern before, I stuck to simplicity and knit another pair of monkeys.
It took me less than a week to finish. I absolutely love how the speckled yarn knit up and I even like the metallic bits. I didn't follow the monkey pattern at all except for the chart. I knit my socks toe-up with the fish lips kiss heel.
I have so many patterns in my queue that I think I'm done with monkeys now. My sock drawer is slowly dwindling as some older pairs are drifting off to Sock Heaven, so I'm hoping to knit a few more this fall and winter to fill it back up again.