Gosh… I am supposed to sew something for the Earth Month this April, but I can’t wait to sew a family of the sock monkey. My hands simply took over my head and see what I did after a few days and nights of sewing…
A houseful of sock monkey!!!!
Do you love them?
I have seen a lot of sock monkey photos hanging around friends’ photo albums in many photo sharing websites, so envy. These sock monkeys are so cute and so adorable that I would want to hug one, I bet my kids would love to have them to accompany too when mommy is busy with works. Therefore, I went out to shop for some socks thinking that maybe 4 to 5 pairs should be enough, I ended up with 20 pairs of colorful socks, simply can’t resist for not buying ;-). I made a few prototypes and showed them to my parents, siblings and their families during dinner. Now, everyone wants one from me…. ha ha ha… Seeing their positive responses, I am certain that you will want one too … After doing a few types of research and findings, here is my version of the sock monkey. Though it may look a bit different from the popular vintage sock monkey of Red-Heel that comes with a red lip it is surely as lovely.
With different sizes of socks, I made the sock monkey out of a family, from the baby, toddlers, teens to adult. 3rd picture in the above album shows the family photo of the sock monkey, from daddy, mommy, sister, brother, triplet toddlers, and a baby. Not forgetting a brown sock monkey, the photographer who took this family photo that can do yoga. The sister (in purple stripes) who has magnets on her limbs are good in exercise and can be hung on any metal surface. Click next on the above photo album to see them all.
The Sock Monkey Family
The siblings are indeed loving each other, not only they are huggy to human, but they also hug each other, like this one.
[Update: August 15, 2014] I have just published an amigurumi pattern to crochet the twin brother of the sock monkey, crochet amigurumi monkey, aren’t they look identical?