Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sock Monkey!

I made my first sock monkey! I didn't use the traditional socks, I used mismatched ones that I have had forever...luckily I've had quite an addiction for neat knee-high and above-the-knee socks, so I have plenty to make more from. I think next I might try and make a sock dinosaur, or maybe a socktopus.

Alistair loves the little fella! I haven't named it yet, and I think it's a girl, seeing as how it's so pink. But, he thinks it is very funny, and loves to shake it, and I think he likes how well the long skinny legs fit in his mouth. It turned out a lot cuter than I thought it would. It looked like it would never work before I stuffed it, and then when I stuffed it I thought it would just be a misshapen monkey. But once you add the mouth and the ears, it all comes together. The eyes and nostrils really added life to it.

I used the guidelines I found at Sock Monkey Mall. I was thinking about attempting an elephant too, I have always loved elephants. Hooray for a whole other easy thing to make for Christmas!

Now to just name the cute little thing...

1 comment:

  1. That turned out really cute! I have a 2 year old grand daughter who I think would really like one of those, think I might just have to give it a try!
    Found your blog thru Crochet Central new patterns, the baby/toddler keyhole scarf, which I like too.
    Usually when I make hats I use the double crochet stitch. Works up WAY faster and it's still really warm.
    Just finished up an Elmo hat for my grand daughter, she will be 2 on Saturday. Will be posting about it to my blog after then, can't post before that 'cause it's a surprise and her parents read my blog.
    Like all your patterns. Looking forward to reading more down the line. Come visit my blog if you get the chance.