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« Reply #110 on: November 16, 2006 06:51:24 AM »

THIS IS AWESOME!  I REALLY WANT TO MAKE ONE, BUT DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE TO GET A TUT FOR A SOCK MONKEY?  I KNOW, IT'S SAD THAT I DON'T KNOW HOW TO MAKE ONE Cry
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« Reply #111 on: November 16, 2006 08:08:36 AM »

THIS IS AWESOME!  I REALLY WANT TO MAKE ONE, BUT DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE TO GET A TUT FOR A SOCK MONKEY?  I KNOW, IT'S SAD THAT I DON'T KNOW HOW TO MAKE ONE Cry

Thanks!  Grin

I used this site:

http://breezeb.tripod.com/crafts/sockmonkey.html

It has pretty good illustrations and explanations
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« Reply #112 on: November 16, 2006 03:56:35 PM »

I clicked in from the main page of craftster, where the image is divorced from its context (the sock monkey challenge), and I was a little taken aback by the racist implications of portraying mr T as a monkey.  In the context of the contest, it's a really cool and creative entry... but just "out there" as one lone crafted object, I was really shocked at all the "awesome!" and "cool" posts (obviously, perused before I figured out what forum this thread was a part of).
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« Reply #113 on: November 16, 2006 06:19:13 PM »

i'm confused as to the racist aspect of this.  Huh there's a lance armstrong one, too, isn't there?  i know there's a johnny depp (capt jack sparrow amirugumi here somewhere, too).  as an A-Team fan (as well as a lot of the 80's TV shows), i would really love to add this to my collection of ode-to-80's memorabilia.  now maybe i'm just not looking too deeply into this, noticed any implied slight or insult by the talented crafster or don't know if there's a topic posted where people are offended by this particular one..having only seen this, so i'm just basing my reaction to this one.
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« Reply #114 on: November 17, 2006 08:13:14 AM »

I almost passed out laughing he's soo cute!
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« Reply #115 on: November 17, 2006 01:10:01 PM »

It's only the coolest sock monkey ever in life!
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« Reply #116 on: November 18, 2006 11:33:05 AM »

 Grin lol this is the funniest i've seen for a while.  you kill me.  Grin
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« Reply #117 on: November 19, 2006 09:04:39 AM »

HOLY CRAP THAT JUST MADE MY MORNING!  I LOVE ITTTTTTTTTT!
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« Reply #118 on: November 20, 2006 06:02:20 AM »

i'm confused as to the racist aspect of this.  Huh there's a lance armstrong one, too, isn't there?  i know there's a johnny depp (capt jack sparrow amirugumi here somewhere, too).  as an A-Team fan (as well as a lot of the 80's TV shows), i would really love to add this to my collection of ode-to-80's memorabilia.  now maybe i'm just not looking too deeply into this, noticed any implied slight or insult by the talented crafster or don't know if there's a topic posted where people are offended by this particular one..having only seen this, so i'm just basing my reaction to this one.

I personally think it's silly that people would even comment on the fact that it is "racist" because I'm 110% certain that the creator did not have that intention in mind. The simple fact that people are looking into this beautiful project and criticizing it with being racist is very very sad in my opinion. Like you I'm just in awe at it's quality and attention to detail. Seeing it as "racist" has been the topic of many posts whitin this thread, I'd also love to know exactly what is racist about it? Does it lie in the history of the sock monkey? Is it something to do with Mr. T? Really everyone is quick to say "This is racist" but no one offers an explanation. Frankly even with an explanation I wouldn't change my point of view. This project is awesome.

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« Reply #119 on: November 22, 2006 06:59:36 AM »

I love this: "I chopped up the penguin"

Makes it sound like Mr.T had some beats to hand out to the punk-ass penguin!!!

HAHAHAHA!!!

Nice one; now I know what to make my BF for christmas!!
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