This is the first sock monkey I have ever made. Ever. I started it yesterday evening and finished it today. I haven't forgotten about the ears. I haven't decided yet if he needs ears. What do you think?
I had played with the idea of making a sock monkey for a while (I had even saved some pairs of new socks for this very purpose) but I didn't. So the other week when my friend Matthew forced a bag of sock monkey making things (that's not easy to say!) into my arms, it was the push I needed.
I really enjoyed making this happy chappy. I'll definitely get the sewing machine out for the next one because this took WAY too long. It reminded me of when I was about 9 years old and I went through a phase of making beanbag frogs (with a LOT of help from my mum, of course!). I made them in various colours and sizes. I wonder what happened to them.
To those of you who have tagged me to do a meme recently: sorry! I just keep forgetting and then when I do them, it just ends up being quite a dull blog post. So don't take it to heart, it's nothing personal. I don't know what it is about them but I just clam up and end up just putting one-word answers (which would be very boring, would it not?).