I've attempted lace socks before, but this is the first pair that I've been successful enough at to finish! I know the Monkey pattern is relatively easy lace, but I'm still proud, especially since I've only been knitting regularly for a year and completed my first pair of (plain ribbing) socks last spring. Like I said, it's Cookie A.'s Monkey pattern from knitty.com and I used Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Lakeview. I love these socks!