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Topic: "I was wonderin' if, uh, you wouldn't mind marryin' me very much"-Rocky Monkey  (Read 2960 times)
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« on: December 18, 2007 09:33:37 PM »

Ok, This is definitely due to be posted.
I made a Rocky Sock Monkey for my (now) fiancé in July. He had been gone for two years for a Church mission, and our only communication during that time was letter writing. So, I wanted to make him something he would like, but nothing too major in case things didn't work out:) Obviously, they did, and we are getting married May 17, 2008.

On to Rocky-
I machine stitched his body following this awesome tutorial, and I was definitely inspired by therealgigantor's Mr. T.
I knit his hat, just a 2x2 rib, and HAND-SEWED his clothing from a grey sock. I really wanted the sweatsuit, and it took me forever. There is an elastic band with a snap to fit it over his tail, although I never made any other clothes, so he doesn't change. One day I want to make his Converse too, and of course an Adrian as well.

Doing his sit-ups and lunges to get ready for the fight



Demonstrating his hood with working ties to keep his head warm


And, showing off his incredibly unflattering high-waisted sweats, and the tail snap



I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I enjoyed posing him for them!

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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2007 09:38:53 PM »

Neato!!!  He's so adorable!  Cheesy  Love the action shots!
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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2007 09:50:19 PM »

how adorable! congrats on your engagement!
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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2007 01:52:15 AM »

He is really the cutest sock monkey I've ever seen! Rocky Bilboa, go home... Tongue
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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2007 08:25:26 AM »

Thanks everyone:)

I forgot to mention (but it's probably obvious) that I put wire in his arms, legs and tail to make him posable. I couldn't find a good tute on that though, and I just made a loop in the wire, sewed it to the end of the limb, and the arms and legs are a 'U' shape. The tail just hangs there though, and it bugs me that the wire slips around.

Any ideas? Any experience with this?Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2007 10:04:39 PM »

sooo cute!
i love the "lunges" pose.
Great job on the clothes!!
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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2007 10:56:32 PM »

i love his high-waisted sweats! in fact, i just love everything about him!
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« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2007 08:51:18 AM »

It's so cute and congrats on the engagement!
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« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2007 07:17:59 PM »

Thank you for the congrats! And yes...I definitely love his high-waisted sweats. Something about how nerdy it is, but how those are probably exactly like the ones Rocky wore:)
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« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2007 12:41:51 PM »

haha this is so great! i love his posing! i would love to see him at the top of the stairs w/ his hands in the air! this made me giggle! great job!
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