When I was in 7th grade we had to make a sock monkey in Home Economics. (That was the year we did a bunch of different crafty things: knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, sock monkeys - probably other things too, but I don't remember what they were.) For the sock monkey, we used the traditional brown/white socks and sewed them into the monkey and we cut up old stockings/panty hose for the stuffing (?). We also had to make clothes for our monkeys. I made a little green suit for my monkey with a stove pipe (?) hat. Unfortunately, he disappeared. :(
I have made two quilts with sock monkey fabric and they are two of my favorites.
I made a sock monkey for my YD's best friend a couple of years ago -- don't know why I don't have a picture of it -- I'll have to have her send me one. My OD said she wanted one too so I need to make that. I have the socks .. just need to take the time to do it.
I bought some sock monkey fabric that arrived in the mail yesterday (ordered from Amazon with a gift card I got for Christmas). I am itching to do something with it. Obviously a baby quilt but i don't know more than that. I need to come up with something fun. I have two more yards in my "stash": one yellow, the other red.
Then there's this book I got last year with patterns to make other sock animals, in case I got sick of sock monkeys and wanted to make a sock elephant instead.
|From here (but they are no longer available :()|
Anyway, that's my favorite for this week. Hop on over to Shay's Quilting in My Pyjamas and check out other favorites (or link up with one of your own)!