Lovely to be back knitting socks again.
One of my favourite patterns, which I have knit several times in the past, is Monkey Socks, by Cookie A. I am using the pattern from her book, knit.sock.love, that I bought at the Sock Summit in Portland in the summer of 2013.
The yarn is soft and fine and will make great socks. I know that I bought it in Campbell River at the Needle & Arts Centre last year, but the label has gone missing. This is a top down pattern, so the heel is constructed in the classic fashion with a heel flap. As much as I like knitting socks from the toe up, I think that the classic heel is a better fit.