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Eliea
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« Reply #20 on: September 26, 2007 07:37:46 AM »

I totally missed the call for the sock critter's ISBN - sorry!
It's 986-82004-6-6...

And I think it's Chinese, not Japanese - but again, it has awesome pictures and I can't read neither language, so makes no dofference to me.

By the way - Sock & Glove is okay, but not that great. Some funny critters, but many call for gloves instead of socks (which are way more difficult to obtain). Nice pictures, but I thought there were other books out there with more info.

I actually love "Stupid Sock Creatures", though I hardly ever sew monsters - the tricks in that book are still extremely helpful and the book in itself is tremendous fun.


Thanks! that's good to know! I have no problems finding the knit gloves in the winter time. Our local family dollar/dollar general stores sell the pairs as well as the grocery stores, and dollar stores. Smiley
And it's getting close to winter here. It's supposed to be fall but it's way to warm. I get the feeling we are going to just jump from Summer to winter and totally skip fall like last year.
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gilowyn
« Reply #21 on: September 26, 2007 11:55:48 AM »

It's definitely fall in Germany - and I just turned on the heat today. Smiley

I tried finding gloves 2 months ago, that was part of the problem I guess - but even in our cheap stores, the affordable gloves are usually 100% acrylic, which I hate to work with. And a nice pair of mostly cotton socks will cost me app. 1-5$, depending on how much I want a certain design. I just paid 6$ for the coolest socks with skulls on them, and 4 for a very nice quality with exactly the colors I needed... but yeah, I am weird.

The people in our local store where I do most of my sock shopping were looking at me weirdly till I explained - not because I was buying so many socks, but because I was buying all sizes. Kids, men - as long as I liked the colors, I didn't care about the size. And I once asked to buy one abandoned sock, which they thought was weird - and they actually found the second sock somewhere in the store! It's the brown puppy in my store. Worth the hunt. Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: September 26, 2007 10:00:03 PM »

It's definitely fall in Germany - and I just turned on the heat today. Smiley

I tried finding gloves 2 months ago, that was part of the problem I guess - but even in our cheap stores, the affordable gloves are usually 100% acrylic, which I hate to work with. And a nice pair of mostly cotton socks will cost me app. 1-5$, depending on how much I want a certain design. I just paid 6$ for the coolest socks with skulls on them, and 4 for a very nice quality with exactly the colors I needed... but yeah, I am weird.

The people in our local store where I do most of my sock shopping were looking at me weirdly till I explained - not because I was buying so many socks, but because I was buying all sizes. Kids, men - as long as I liked the colors, I didn't care about the size. And I once asked to buy one abandoned sock, which they thought was weird - and they actually found the second sock somewhere in the store! It's the brown puppy in my store. Worth the hunt. Smiley

Love the puppy!  You are not weird, totally normal!  I put out a post over our local freecycle group for 'ugly' fabrics and socks...a few years ago I hit a bonanza of 60s and 70s fabric that was just hideous but so lovely at a garage sale and the lady practically threw it at me and I used it everywhere and made my first 'gals' from socks and dressed them in the funky clothes I made from the fabric and my youngest daughter just adores them and took them from me never to return.....
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« Reply #23 on: September 27, 2007 06:23:03 AM »

Yeah, I love ugly socks! Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: September 27, 2007 07:04:21 AM »

Yeah, I love ugly socks! Smiley
And isn't it funny how ugly socks make the most unique and adorable critters?
I made a sock monkey for a swap and the socks alone were the most ugly shade of grey with red and blue argyle. But as a monkey he was really adorable!
this was before his mouth.

And after.
and the sock elephant I made was the same way:
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n61/MrsHallsCrafts/starry.jpg
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gilowyn
« Reply #25 on: September 27, 2007 03:25:57 PM »

So cute! I am always looking for argyle socks in hideous colors... Burlington is good for those.

I'll be sock shopping again tomorrow - no time today. As always. But I finally listed my Hamburg and skull monkeys, so I am happy for now.
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scarlettholly
« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2007 12:56:19 PM »

I really want some japanese books!! The 190 mascot one - are the cute little critters mostly 2dish?? they look really awesome!!

saucylouise on etsy usually has a fantastic selection of books as well

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tiffanyorr318
« Reply #27 on: September 02, 2011 10:45:07 AM »

I've been trying to locate these books by ISBN with no luck!  Does anyone have any tips on how to find these Japanese books?  Thanks.
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