Cast on 2/1/11 and have finished 5 repeats of the pattern. I'm using Opal Sockenwolle in the colorway Rosenbeet that has been aging in my stash for several years . This sock is very easy to knit and it is quite interesting. It's Cookie A's "Monkey" and to me resembles the risen dough of monkey bread. Maybe that is where the name came from. Needles are Clover bamboo in size 2.25, quite bendy, but they cling to the stitches nicely.