Yes, I have succumbed to the recent Cookie A sock pattern madness and started a pair of Monkey socks.
I've had a hard time getting into the pattern. I reworked the numbers so that I don't run in to too-small-sock syndrome, and my math was off the first time. I had to knit the cuff 3 times before I finally got it going. Then I was struggling to knit with my chosen needles (Crystal Palace bamboo 1 dpns), but that went away when I cleaned the needles- the accumulated use-grime was creating too much drag which made the knitting miserable. Now that things are moving along more smoothly, I think I'll enjoy this more....
Picture was taken two days ago- I just finished the leg on the first sock.
It's hard to capture this shade of Trekking- it's much more rich than it appears.