My poem featured today at Katzenworld

What to do with a pair of socks (besides wear them)…

Look what I made with a pair of old (clean) socks yesterday…
Meet Mimi the sock monkey!

This is my first try at making a sock monkey and it was pretty easy. There are lots of good tutorials online, but you don’t even need a pattern if you just look at the shape of the sock and picture where the face and body would be. The heel is where the mouth is, so use one sock as the face/head/upper body, and use the other sock for the bottom half (bottom part cut halfway so you can sew each side to form the legs); then use leftover pieces to make the arms and ears. Sew it all together, stuffing as you go along. I made the eyes out of tiny pieces of black and white felt, stitched a mouth on the heel part in grey floss, and tied a bow at the top of her head in pink yarn. Very easy and a good way to recycle socks that are still in good condition.

I sure hope this pandemic is over soon, or I’ll have no clothes left, and lots of stuffed animals 🙂


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