Monday, January 4, 2010

Monkeying Around

My sweet granddaughter loves sock monkeys........ and I love her. While we were shopping she found these socks. So, I made some monkeys.
Knee socks work best for long legs and arms. I like the hot pink and red. I added some sculpted toes and "fingers".


The two red ones will be finding their way to Minnesota and I have 10 more in the making. It has been fun watching their personalities emerge as I sew on the faces. More fun will be seeing my granddaughters faces when they get their monkeys.

18 comments:

Jilly said...

She's gonna be SO excited. I can't wait to show her the photos when she gets home from school. You are the BEST Grandma EVER!!

SkippyMom said...

OMG, OMG These are SOOOOOO AWESOME!
[My fav'...oh, so hard to pic one...but, um...the one in the middle, bottome pic']

Your granddaughter has great taste in knee socks - these are so cool.

You should sell them - I have never seen any THIS cute. :)

Alix said...

Oh Kathy! Those are adorable and so very professional looking. I'm quite surprised you can do this. I'm hopeless with a needle and thread, you know. Wish you could teach me...

Brian Miller said...

those are way cute! i love sock monkeys!

ellen abbott said...

Well, aren't you a clever little monkey!

I know they came from socks (because you told us so) but I'll be damned if I can see a sock in there at all.

Living on the Spit said...

So incredibly cute...you need to set up an Etsy shop!!!

Love you and miss you so much.

JOY said...

So adorable, I want one! Or how do you make them? You are such a good Grandmother!!

Stephanie said...

Those are darling! Lucky girls.

Nancy said...

They are so cute! She will love them. I really like the red and pink one, so cute.

Rae said...

Those are wonderful creations. They turned out so nice. Did you have a pattern? It looks like something I would like to try and my granddaughter would enjpy them too.

Naqvee said...

how cute! you r really the best GRANDMA

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

Those are adorable! I bought Alexander and Kaitlyn sock monkeys for Christmas but they're not nearly as adorable as these. Yes, you need to set up a shop and I'll buy one from you. I like the red one in the bottom picture, too. Actually, I like them all.

Great job! I can't sew at all. If I can't glue it, tape it, or staple it - I can't do it.

Little Lady said...

I am SO EXCITED! I love you Grandma!!

lifein3dee said...

Those are adorable!!

Cathy said...

Hello Kathy
I've never seen these before, is it a craft peculiar to your area?
Could I find instructions on the web maybe? they look like fun companions for kids.
Take care
Cathy

Anonymous said...

such lucky girls to have such a creative grandmother. They are as cute as the girls!!!m.gore

houndstooth said...

Those monkeys are so darned cute! Feel free to send some to Illinois!

Pat said...

Those sock monkeys are adorable. There's something about them that just make me grin from ear to ear.