Last weekend I started working on a Sockless Sock Monkey! I'm using Malabrigo merino Worsted and it is great! The squishy texture is perfect. I mostly making up the pattern because I don't have it in me to sew a bunch of bits together and hope it looks ok.
Above, you can see the entire lower body.
This is the bum. I know what you are thinking, the red and all .... I don't want to say it because you know how it is with the internet - once you put it out there you can't take it back. But I can assure you that in person the monkey bum is not at all disturbing. Additionally, I expect that once Mr. Monkey is finished he will spend lots of time sitting on it. :-)