I got some cool socks (seconds) from an online friend who makes looper rugs. Well, before she cut them up I was lucky enough to have her send a pair to me so I could make this adorable monkey. I'm hoping she'll come up with a kit form for making more cuz these are some really nice socks. I checked the dollar store for some other possible socks-but the selection was not good. Gotta find a source for some cheap socks to make a few more-some folks I know want me to make more.