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October 31, 2006

From Susan — Scary on So Many Levels

Filed under: Back Story,Sock Monkey Dresses — lv2knit @ 2:29 am

Happy Hallowe’en, everyone!  I thought in honor of goblins, ghosts and other scary creatures, I would share the scariest of them all and return to the horrors of the Sock Monkey!  Last summer when Sock Monkey Dresses were haunting us everywhere, I got caught up in the moment and purchased some socks designed solely (forgive the pun) for the making of Sock Monkeys.  

I started my Sock Monkey creature immediately but did not put the finishing touches on until this evening.  I sensed from the first moment that this creature would not be loved, but reviled.  A creature so hideous and malformed that children would scream, women faint, and men tremble.  Perfect for Hallowe’en!! 

 

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AND I got to use my pom pom maker!  Now the question remains: is he so ugly he’s cute or just fugly?  Look into those little black eyes and decide.

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Happy Hallowe’en ;).

13 Comments »

  1. Susan, he’s just plain old fugly! Now don’t tell me your going to go wearing the sock monkey gown today?!…. Happy Halloween to you to, I love this day!

    Comment by Michelle — October 31, 2006 @ 7:37 am

  2. Cute!

    Comment by Carol — October 31, 2006 @ 9:04 am

  3. Oh, I think he’s cute!

    Comment by surly — October 31, 2006 @ 9:31 am

  4. Paul Frank would definitely approve- and I love the pompoms!

    Comment by Lorraine — October 31, 2006 @ 9:50 am

  5. Well, I’m undecided! It is quite cute on some level but, he’s not going to find a home here!

    Comment by Marina — October 31, 2006 @ 10:56 am

  6. I think he’s cute! We had a sock monkey when we were kids (purchased, I’m pretty sure), and I’ve always liked them. But not on dresses fer god’s sake!

    Comment by Ann — October 31, 2006 @ 11:32 am

  7. From Susan — I just realized that I forgot his nose (!?). I’ll have to add that in. I’d hate for him to be deformed or anything!

    Comment by surly — October 31, 2006 @ 1:10 pm

  8. I think his little face is just begging “Love me? Somebody, anybody, please love me?!”

    Cute.

    Comment by Wendy O — October 31, 2006 @ 3:32 pm

  9. The 13 year old says “oh that’s cute”!

    Comment by Pam — October 31, 2006 @ 7:34 pm

  10. i say he’s cute! super cute even :) i LOVE it!

    Comment by gray la gran — November 1, 2006 @ 9:58 am

  11. hey susan, yeah, he’s still cute.
    regarding the “gold” sock, follow this link to the yarns for some of my most recent sock singles.

    http://flickr.com/photos/54706746@N00/279892189/ the photo has notes ….

    i think the sock you’re refering to is the buckwheat bridge yarn. :)

    Comment by gray la gran — November 1, 2006 @ 6:40 pm

  12. Definitely Cute.

    Comment by sonja poor — November 1, 2006 @ 9:22 pm

  13. now i’m thinking, it’s a face “only a mother could love …” …. not that i’m a mother, but if i were, i would certainly give birth to a sockmonkey :)
    the lace shawl is stunning! it’s good to know that IF i ever knitted that shawl, that i should not do what XRX tells me 😉

    Comment by gray la gran — November 5, 2006 @ 6:35 pm

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