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 Post subject: let's talk sock monkeys/other animals
PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:43 am 
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So -last night I decoded I need to make some sock monkeys. I have a friend whose teenage daughter is getting knee surgery - she collects sock monkeys and I want to send her a care package. Also, I have several babies coming into my life soon and I think they could use sock monkeys or other animals.

Of course, I've looked at some patterns online, but I'd love to hear your tips, favorite patterns and see some successes - especially patterns for animals that aren't monkeys.


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 Post subject: Re: let's talk sock monkeys/other animals
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:23 am 
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What sort of crafts are you wanting to do? I have a bunch of crochet patterns.

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 Post subject: Re: let's talk sock monkeys/other animals
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The great thing about sock monkeys is that you don't need a pattern! Just grab a pair of socks and wing 'er!

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 Post subject: Re: let's talk sock monkeys/other animals
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:08 am 
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i've made a lot of toys! My favorites are

knit lobster (not impossible, but not for beginners) http://ravel.me/torque/kl
knit nautiloids (easier than one might expect) http://ravel.me/torque/n1
norberta the dragon- very easy but lots of assembly http://ravel.me/torque/n2

i've also made knit jellyfish and parakeets, and lots of sweaters for stuffed animals (which is a whole different ball of wax). I've got several ebook versions of amigurumi critters, and one book of knit amigurumi patterns for sea animals, which I haven't really tried yet but the patterns are gorgeous (octopi, fish, etc, all really detailed and realistic).

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 Post subject: Re: let's talk sock monkeys/other animals
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:15 pm 
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Gosh, I sure hope you still want to make Sock Monkeys, because I found this little treasure (which I also bookmarked for myself) :D Hope it helps!

I found the image here:

http://www.redtedart.com/2011/09/30/sock-monkey-pattern/


Annnd here it is!


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 Post subject: Re: let's talk sock monkeys/other animals
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:21 pm 
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emopanda wrote:
Gosh, I sure hope you still want to make Sock Monkeys, because I found this little treasure (which I also bookmarked for myself) :D Hope it helps!

I found the image here:

http://www.redtedart.com/2011/09/30/sock-monkey-pattern/


Annnd here it is!


Image

Thanks! I actually have been using my grandmother's old pattern, which is pretty much the same - direct from the Rockford sock company. The best thing about is the amazing non-specificity in a lot of the directions, like " you can add a fez to make your monkey more festive!" Well shiitake, whereamigoing to find a sock monkey sized fez? Where they common in the 50s?


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 Post subject: Re: let's talk sock monkeys/other animals
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:25 pm 
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Yep, it is the same, Nelson Knit co, Rockford IL. Bless them.


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 Post subject: Re: let's talk sock monkeys/other animals
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:22 am 
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Olives wrote:
you can add a fez to make your monkey more festive


Ha, love this!!


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 Post subject: Re: let's talk sock monkeys/other animals
PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:46 am 
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more FEZtive.

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