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« on: January 31, 2004 06:58:28 AM »

We were snowed in.  We were bored.  I found this pair of wild socks.  I did the logical thing -- I made a monkey.  
To make your own, use the wildest socks you can find and traditional sock monkey instructions.  There are some at http://breezeb.tripod.com/crafts/sockmonkey.html  Have fun!
 
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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2004 07:12:50 AM »

Awh, he's a sweet (and colorful) sock monkey! I really like the added stitches to the eyes.

Have you named him?
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2004 07:36:04 AM »

 Smiley  I think she's a girl, but no name... I don't wanna get too attached.  I think she'll probably go live with one of my neices.  
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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2004 08:15:16 AM »

hehe, it reminds me of Laugh-In, with the funky colors. sock it to me! Wink
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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2004 01:53:26 PM »

do the socks really not fray too much when you cut them apart?  I've always wanted to make a sock monkey but have always been afraid that it would fall apart after I'd made it.
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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2004 01:56:42 PM »

man those were some wild socks! perfect for a monkey
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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2004 01:57:11 PM »

she's a beauty!  i especially love her flower-ears.  and how nice to see a variation on the traditional sock monkey color scheme.
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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2004 04:59:15 PM »

Yep, those socks were definitely designed by the same people who did the sets for Laugh-in.  Maybe we should name her Judy, for the sock-it-to-me girl.  Wink

As for the socks fraying, they don't, really....  the hardest thing is they kind of curl up when you cut them and it's hard to keep the pieces flat while you sew.   Tongue  I sewed most of her on my trusty Bernina, so I'm not worried about her coming apart.  

For that matter, Miss Monk, my childhood friend who has led a very long and eventful life, is still hanging in there with all her body parts! I'm pretty sure she was made entirely by hand.
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« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2004 09:05:49 PM »

keep the monkey!

it's so cute i adore it
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« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2004 08:32:32 AM »

awesome... the fabric is VERY fun.. if only you could find more.. it'd make a nice wallet.. ha ha nice job. thank god for snow days!!
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