These are my new favorite socks. They're several months in the making. I bought the yarn at the flooded Hoosier Hills Fiber Fest last year. It's Lotus Yarns Nirvana, in the fabulously named colorway "I Wanna Be Sedated."
And now it's my newest pair of work socks. The stitch pattern is the ubiquitous Monkey, but the construction is Cat Bordhi's Sky architecture from New Pathways. These socks were first seen in October, and were just one sock's ribbing until Christmas, when this strange Frankensteining of two awesome designs occurred to me. There has been knitting and ripping and knitting and ripping (and there was a premature kitchener at least once), but they're about perfect now.