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Moxiemade
05-25-2008, 04:43 AM
I'm pretty excited to have finished my first knitted toy that I just had to share. It's actually my first 'real' project anyway besides an easy scarf and a bit of an oddball blanket.

This sock monkey is for my 6 yr old son. The pattern (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sock-monkey) had a scarf instead of the cape, but my son is such a superman/batman/anythingsuperheroman junkie that I couldn't resist. The cape was completely made up by my newbie self so dont laugh too hard. I also decided to add fun fur to his head instead of the pattern's plain white yarn. I think it gave him a little more character.


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Please excuse the picture quality. My digital camera broke so I had to use my cell phone.

Because I'm a new knitter I could use some improvement in the seaming and finishing.

I'm so glad to be done with him. I cant wait to suprise my kiddo with it tomorrow. :)

Thanks for letting me share! :)

WandaT
05-25-2008, 06:59 AM
I think he looks adorable!! Newbie or not, you did a fabulous job on him! I've marked that pattern as a fave. He's just too cute! Great job! oh, and I LOVE his hair!! You're right, it does give him more character!

sue in canada
05-25-2008, 08:49 AM
That is just adorable. I love the hair and the cape. Great job, your son will love it.

nannaknits
05-25-2008, 08:55 AM
He is so cute, I love the hair! You did a great job:thumbsup:

mwhite
05-25-2008, 09:00 AM
How cute is that??? You did a GREAT job on him, love, love, love the hair and I really LOVE the cape!!! LOL! :teehee: :yay: :yay: :yay:

Alyce
05-25-2008, 09:12 AM
That is fantastic and I love the cape.:cheering: :inlove: My grandson would love one of those. He is a superhero freak also and he loves stuffed animals of all kinds.
Alyce
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Doodknitwit
05-25-2008, 09:14 AM
he's too cool love the cape:roflhard: :roflhard: :blooby:

Jaxhil
05-25-2008, 10:29 AM
:thud:THAT'S your *FIRST* project??!! :shock: It's wonderful!!! I completely LOVE it-I want one too :teehee: that's the best sock monkey I've ever seen :thumbsup: if your son hates it (LOL-fat chance!) you can send it to me :mrgreen:

Thanks for sharing!

GiddyKnitter
05-25-2008, 11:02 AM
He looks great and such a cheeky face you had better keep your eye on that one
!!!!

Eccie
05-25-2008, 11:19 AM
That's a great job! I love the hair and the cape looks fantastic!

Azlynn
05-25-2008, 12:49 PM
GREAT JOB! I'm going to get that pattern and try it myself!!! My DS and a niece both love sock monkeys, so I can see myself having to make 2 of them. Awesome!

Moxiemade
05-25-2008, 01:24 PM
Wow, thanks everyone! :)

Those of you trying the pattern out can rest assured that if I could do it anyone could. It's a really easy pattern.

I just gave it to my son. The look on his face was priceless. He was so excited.

I used to think knitting was something really uncool but now that I'm getting into it I can see how awesome it really is. I guess socks is next. ;)

Skater
05-25-2008, 01:46 PM
Holy knit-creation, Batgirl, it's a supermonkey! :heart:

ritaw
05-25-2008, 02:05 PM
He is fantastic . Super Monkey to the rescue lol . I love the cape and the hair . Well done :)

Puddinpop
05-25-2008, 03:23 PM
Ah, Super hero cape; great touch. The hair makes him real looking. Too cute! How new are you? I would like to make one, but not sure if I am up for it. I'll have to look at the pattern. Thanks for posting him.

Moxiemade
05-25-2008, 03:32 PM
Ah, Super hero cape; great touch. The hair makes him real looking. Too cute! How new are you? I would like to make one, but not sure if I am up for it. I'll have to look at the pattern. Thanks for posting him.

Thanks puddinpop. :)

I'm pretty new. A couple years ago I bought a teach-myself-to-knit kit and made a scarf. Then I put down my needles and forgot all about knitting up until this month. I started on an afghan in another teach-myself-to-knit book and quickly got bored with it. It's currently about 20% complete. Then I did a section of an oddball preemie blanket and then this sock monkey. So technically just one complete project before this.

You should give it a try. It's all knit flat and then you seam up the sides. If you know how to knit in the round (I dont) you can do it that way. A couple simple decreases and increases (I watched the videos here before attempting them) and simple seams to attach the limbs, muzzle and ears. I've never made anything (cant even sew) except for cross stitch before this so if I can do it anyone can. :)

munchkin928
05-25-2008, 04:07 PM
He's super cute and I really love the cape and hair that you added.

GirlChris
05-25-2008, 10:51 PM
I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! It is so adorable. I am currently knitting a dinosaur for my oldest son and it will be my first toy. I even got a knit toy book but the monkey in it was no where near as adorable as yours. great job.

Dangles
05-26-2008, 01:35 AM
Moxiemade, how cute is that!? The hair and cape are such a nice touch, unique too. You did a great job :thumbsup: Pretty darn good for being new at this.

My DD loves monkeys ... guess it is high time I start her's up (I got the same pattern). What yarn did you use?

dustinac
05-27-2008, 08:36 AM
:inlove: too cute and I love how you used the fun fur!

MerigoldinWA
05-28-2008, 12:16 AM
He is really cute. Put a smile on my face. I love his hair, I can just see it flying out behind him as he leaps tall buildings in a single bound.

I made a sock monkey hat a couple of years ago. It was my own design and the ears look a lot like yours. They were so big that the hat was kind of hard to wear, because it really "stood out". Imagine your monkey's ears proportioned to the size of a monkey head that was a hat. Big ears. Lol

You did a great job all around. Your cape is terrific. A monkey with hair like that needs a cape. :-)

Slim
05-28-2008, 08:23 PM
That little guy is so cute!! I used to make these for the kids from socks, but next time I think I'll try this pattern. Thanks for posting.

1to1
06-02-2008, 01:56 PM
WOW you did an amazing job and he is adorable. I even queued the pattern!!!

Cynamar
06-02-2008, 02:00 PM
I love him! I wanna make him! I want one for Julianne, who loves monkeys, and a green one for my cousin who was drinking Green Monkeys Saturday night!

scout52
06-02-2008, 08:31 PM
He came out so fabulous!!!!! I love him!!