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Old 11-11-2004, 02:52 PM   #1
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Sock Monkeys! Arghhhhhh!
The new joke in my house is this...
Every time someone asks me, "What's your next project?," my husband interjects, "She's going to knit me a sock monkey!"

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I guess this is a trend among office-folk and computer-folk. Here's a funny link, showing the mischief some of these folks are up to with their sock monkeys! (Crude, at times, but funny.)

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Old 11-12-2004, 12:39 PM   #2
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Here's the latest request....

"Wanna make me a Spock Monkey?"

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Old 11-13-2004, 10:44 AM   #3
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So is there an actual pattern floating around out there to knit that sock monkey? DH has one almost exactly like that one, but MIL said she used works socks to make it. It's DS's favorite toy, and I'm sure I could design a pattern myself. However, if there's already one out there, I'd love to get my hands on it.
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Old 11-13-2004, 12:56 PM   #4
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I haven't found a pattern for them. We could invent one...

[Edited. I gave a rediculously complicated pattern suggestion here. Nevermind! Revised in my June post below. Or, as Pageta and PunkHippieMom says, you can make the monkey out of existing red-heeled socks, as is apparently the traditional method. Or, you can do what I do, and just roll your eyes and laugh when your husband insists you're going to make him one for his office pranks!]
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Old 11-13-2004, 01:08 PM   #5
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Here's a picture that shows the mouth a little better. It looks three dimensional, like it's made seperately and appliqued on, and stuffed...
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Old 06-21-2005, 07:52 AM   #6
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Here's a picture that shows the mouth a little better. It looks three dimensional, like it's made seperately and appliqued on, and stuffed...
Actually, the mouth (and his tushie, too!) are the heels of the socks - here's a page that shows you how to make one...
http://ktoon.4-evercards.com/socko/socko.html
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Old 06-21-2005, 07:58 AM   #7
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I had a sock monkey when I was little!!! I can't remember who made it for me.....
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My darling MIL makes sock monkeys. They are indeed crafted from ready made socks. She even makes them little ruffle-edged hats.

DH wants to start a band and call it "The Sock Monkeys". I got a big laugh when I saw the title of this thread. It's what I think every time he mentions "his band". :rofling:
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Isn't it a little crazy to knit a sock monkey? Heck, why not...is there a way to do it 'easier'? I'm not familiar with the invsi cast on, or some of the other techniques you mentioned, Amy.

On the other hand, would your way eliminate sewing with 'regular' needle and thread? Seamstress, I am not.
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