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Angela
02-24-2010, 10:13 AM
This is my official, unofficial March submission.

I say unofficial because I can't follow the proper submission guidelines, making me ineligible for the submission contest part. However! Since nobody has made a submission at all and there are several members who have said that they wish to make one I am officially suggesting that making a sock monkey be a craft of the month idea.

I'm posting two links that I found for two variations of sock monkeys. I hope that links are allowed. I am not taking credit, in any way, for these instructions, but since they are posted on the internet, anybody can find them and use them...

The first link is for the Original Rockford Red Heel sock monkey:
http://tipnut.com/projectfiles/redsockmonkeypattern.pdf

and the second is for a slightly updated version:
http://www.sockmonkey.net/How_To_Make_New_Sock_Monkey.html

( If this submission is not allowed, go ahead and delete it Nathan.)

downrightart
06-10-2010, 03:23 AM
How old is that top pattern? Looks pretty old. :001_huh:

downrightart
06-10-2010, 03:28 AM
Found it! 1951.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sock_monkey

Angela
06-10-2010, 10:51 AM
Ah-ha! and now I know that the booklet I got was originally from 1958. That explains a lot....
I couldn't find any copyright information in the book, or at least, not any dates.

I wouldn't have been able to tell you, so it is a good thing that you found it yourself! :yes:

downrightart
06-10-2010, 06:20 PM
Since I woke up and couldn't go back to sleep, I had nothing else to do. :laughing:

Angela
06-10-2010, 09:22 PM
Oh my goodness. I didn't even notice the timestamp! No wonder you couldn't sleep, you were on the computer! :laughing:

gma2rjc
06-11-2010, 12:38 PM
Once she found out how uncomfortable the keyboard is as a pillow, she doesn't sleep in front of the computer anymore. =o)

Barb

Angela
06-11-2010, 03:01 PM
*snicker*

downrightart
06-11-2010, 04:29 PM
HA!

This happens to me usually at the end of a school year. It won't happen again until August. :laughing:

mamaslittlemonkeys
06-11-2010, 10:55 PM
If anyone wants, I have a free sock monkey tutorial in my etsy shop :)

downrightart
06-12-2010, 08:26 AM
Can you post the link MLM? I've been to most of your sites, but I remember there being lots and lots of pages. :whistling2: :D :icon_wink:

Angela
06-12-2010, 10:15 AM
Can you post the link MLM? I've been to most of your sites, but I remember there being lots and lots of pages. :whistling2: :D :icon_wink:

I was going to post the link for her since I've been there before, but I can't find it!!!:blink:

downrightart
06-12-2010, 10:28 AM
I was going to post the link for her since I've been there before, but I can't find it!!!:blink:

:laughing: Amy has alot of products. I looked also, but couldn't find it right away. She will be back! :D

mamaslittlemonkeys
06-12-2010, 05:58 PM
Ummm hold on.. LOL Oh its ok my blog http://blog.mamaslittlemonkeys.com but if you email me at amy@handmadelouisiana.com I can just email it to you!

downrightart
12-06-2010, 06:25 AM
Yeah, but where is it Amy? Or is the site closed and I can't get to it now?

Angela
12-06-2010, 01:26 PM
Yeah, but where is it Amy? Or is the site closed and I can't get to it now?
I know Amy doesn't get here as often as she would like, so I peeked at her blog and found it. She has it divided into two parts. Here is part one. (https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0B3GFMcV2LDnJYWZlNjkzMjMtNzcyMy00YjIwL ThkYzItZGRiMDRhYzdhYmI4&hl=en) And here is part two (https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0B3GFMcV2LDnJOWNhY2JiMGEtOWI1MC00YjU0L TgzOWYtYzE3ZmFlZGJlNjgy&hl=en). Although, unless I overlooked it, I don't see any directions for cutting the second sock (arms, tail and ears).

mamaslittlemonkeys
12-06-2010, 09:18 PM
Hmm I left out part of the how to?? rut ro
Oh goodness I did! OOPS I suck! LOL

Honestly the directions on the actual red heel socks are the easiest and best!

Angela
12-06-2010, 10:24 PM
Honestly the directions on the actual red heel socks are the easiest and best!
I'm pretty sure that is what I follow, which I am also pretty sure is the same as the 'updated' version that I linked to in my first post. I think it is very funny that there are directions for making a toy on the sock package! :laughing:

downrightart
12-07-2010, 05:54 AM
Which is the best one? This one?

http://tipnut.com/projectfiles/redsockmonkeypattern.pdf

Angela
12-07-2010, 12:13 PM
Which is the best one? This one?

http://tipnut.com/projectfiles/redsockmonkeypattern.pdf

In my humble opinion, it is the other one. This one (http://www.sockmonkey.net/How_To_Make_New_Sock_Monkey.html). I'm pretty sure that the drawings on this tutorial are directly from the sock package.

I've made one monkey using the original instructions and wasn't happy with it, but I used crappy, dollar store socks. I fully believe that was the problem. I've never posted that one:whistling2:. I intend to make an original one using my last pair of brown official red-heel socks, but I haven't gotten around to it.

downrightart
12-07-2010, 08:25 PM
OH! Nice to know I should use the real red heel socks!:blink: :laughing:

No, seriously. I was thinking of a different kind of sock.:001_huh:

Angela
12-07-2010, 09:32 PM
My suggestions if you use non-red heeled socks are: Make sure that they are not too stretchy. If they are really stretchy socks your stuffed animal will be very oddly shaped and probably way bigger than intended. Trust me. Also, make sure that the toes of the socks are slightly rounded. The one that I didn't post had squared off toes which gave my monkey a big butt and a weird shaped head. Be careful with stripes because you will probably want to line them up and that is a pain in the rear, so not a good choice for a first time, in my opinion.
It makes me happy that somebody else seems to have been bitten by the sock monkey bug!!!

downrightart
12-08-2010, 06:08 AM
Of course I want the first one stripes! http://www.avowners.com/forum/smileys/doh354.gif

I know this might sound odd, but I want to make the sock, and then make the sock monkey. I don't know WHY I have to make something so hard!:blink::laughing:

Angela
12-08-2010, 08:54 AM
I know this might sound odd, but I want to make the sock, and then make the sock monkey. I don't know WHY I have to make something so hard!:blink::laughing:
Nothing you say sounds odd to me any more! :laughing::laughing::laughing:

Go ahead and use stripes! Just take extra care to line them up, that's all.
I wouldn't even know where to begin making a sock.:blink:

I want to make one with a pair of knee socks! I think long, dangly arms and legs would look great.

downrightart
12-08-2010, 01:47 PM
Nothing you say sounds odd to me any more! :laughing::laughing::laughing:

Go ahead and use stripes! Just take extra care to line them up, that's all.
I wouldn't even know where to begin making a sock.:blink:

I want to make one with a pair of knee socks! I think long, dangly arms and legs would look great.

:laughing::laughing::laughing:

Speaking of monkeys, the Boss says, "Hey, make the scarf (the broomstick scarf) long like that green one that monkey is wearing on tv." :blink::001_huh: I said, "Dear. Everything looks long on a monkey."

gma2rjc
12-08-2010, 02:06 PM
:laughing::laughing::laughing:

Speaking of monkeys, the Boss says, "Hey, make the scarf (the broomstick scarf) long like that green one that monkey is wearing on tv." :blink::001_huh: I said, "Dear. Everything looks long on a monkey."
:laughing::laughing::laughing:

Barb

mamaslittlemonkeys
12-08-2010, 03:42 PM
LOL You def gotta make a red heel at least once if you are a sock monkey maker...me, I almost can't go back to the 'modern' socks now...I just love the texture and "forgiveness" of the red heels.

But I like kooky monkeys too, the ones that dont totally line up right or what not :)

downrightart
12-08-2010, 04:09 PM
Well, I'm not doing an itty bitty one Amy.(remember the itty bitty Patriotic bear) :laughing: I made that one, and never did another and I don't want to!

Well, you are right, I need to make at least one red heel one. Okay, where do you purchase a red heel?

Angela
12-08-2010, 05:24 PM
That's funny Amy, I don't share the love that you have for the red-heel socks. They were okay but I found that they ran (kind of like panty hose) My second one wasn't so difficult, I guess I knew the second time...
I still have a pair of pink and a pair of brown socks left! :D

pinokeeo
12-08-2010, 05:28 PM
I want a sock monkey that can open a bottle of wine with its teeth.:laughing:

Problem is, I don't want to make a sock monkey. I'd rather buy one. And I want one small enough to put on my tree.

Angela
12-08-2010, 05:37 PM
Is that a hint?;)

pinokeeo
12-08-2010, 05:40 PM
Yeah, hint, hint!!:laughing:

mamaslittlemonkeys
12-10-2010, 01:01 PM
:) Thats doable :) They make tiny baby socks that get turned into baby sock monkeys. THe problem is they are TINY (like 5 inches) and cost just as much to make as the big ones bc they are so costly and hard to do! LOL

I want a sock monkey that can open a bottle of wine with its teeth.:laughing:

Problem is, I don't want to make a sock monkey. I'd rather buy one. And I want one small enough to put on my tree.