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Friday, December 12, 2008

Monkey Buisness

I did this video of my adventures in making them.



History of sock monkeys .

From the early 1900's + mothers started making these sock monkeys and other animals for their children. The sock were intended to be used as work socks for there hubby's, but they became so much more fun when the Sock Monkey was born.
In 1920 Nelson Knitting Mills started to include the directions above for the Sock Monkeys with every pair of red Heel® Socks.
I have found these for sale for like $30.00 I thought that was allot. Till I started makeing them And found there is allot of love and hand sewing put into every one I make. I keep adding special touches to make each one unique. I hope my grandkids love them as much as I do.

Link to another a good pattern


16 comments:

Denise said...

This was interesting.

Becki said...

What a neat blog. The video is great in helping one understand how the various components of a sock monkey go together. I may have to try that!

Lady Katherine said...

I wanted to make my 4 grands one forever. I remember these from days gone by. Wow now you are on video.

playsdolls said...

Great video,I remember the sock monkeys from way back.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Grammy, I got your site from Neal's blog.. Since I am also Grammy to my five grandchildren, I wanted to stop by and say HELLO.

I enjoyed looking at your blog. The monkeys are precious!!!!

Stop by and check mine out sometime.
Betsy

Lisa said...

I have always wanted a sock monkey. The classic toys are the best.

Lisa

white_lilly said...

So you have a bit of monkey business going on :) hahaha
Love your monkeys the grand kids will love them to. I wish I had more time to be creative.

Melanie said...

I love the sock monkeys. So cute!

Horsoon said...

I haven't heard of sock monkeys, and I like what I see here. Got the instructions copied onto my PC now, maybe one day... ;)

Rosadimaggio63 said...

My name is Myriam....Kiss :-)
Che fine ha fatto il little mouse ?

Heather said...

Sock monkeys I love the ones that are made from pit socks,the grey with red and white strips at cuff.very cute

Rottlady of the Ozarks said...

This takes my back to my younger years. My Grandmother used to have these for us to play with. Very cute.

Elena said...

Sock Monkeys are great. My mom got one for her 1st grandchild (my niece) and she loved it. I would like to make one for my little girl. She loves monkeys.

nannykim said...

I have sockmonkeys too--I also have a blog just about them ;-0

nannykim said...

yes, you might get addicted to making more...they seem almost like real personalities. I was making them for my kids and grandkids and some sick friends and had a bit of a hard time parting with most of them!! HA!

Carla said...

Good for you! I decided the grands needed sock monkeys for their b-days. I know yours will treasure these!