I finally finished the Monkeys!!
I used Knit Picks Memories yarn (merino) in Rocky Mountain something or other. I think its "Dusk". I didn't make any modifications. The heel is little long but its not really a problem. I think they came out pretty damn good for my first fancy socks. The only pair I made before were just stockinette. My next pair will be the "Groovy" socks from sockpixie. I'll be knitting them with the yarn I dyed (the pink). I'm not sure how they will look. I started them last night and the color is blocking, you can't really call it pooling because it actually looks like little blocks of color. I ripped them out and am going to start again. Maybe if I start from a different spot they will look different. If not when the socks are done I will throw them into a pot of burgundy dye and see what happens.