There has been an invasion of sock monkeys! In New York City, I saw sock monkey bath towels, sock monkey hats, sock monkey coats -- they were everywhere. The Rockford socks I ordered from the internet recently arrived...
I received this email from Linda-- and if you live near Puyallup -- you can BUY THEM..
Hi Rita...I just finished my sock monkey a few minutes ago! One of 5 I promised a friend ( I must be nuts ) for Christmas presents :-/ Went to check your blog and there they were! What a pain they are to make....but so worth it when they are done. Will have to check the stores for the already made ones...I remember seeing them once before. I found my Rockford Socks at Big R, a farm and western store near us! Love your blog and will see you in Puyallop next year! I live in a small town in eastern WA and have been coming to Sew Expo with a sewing buddy for 18 years! She lives 30 miles away in another town so its our annual getaway together (: Thanks for being out there.....Linda in Othello
Of course -- I ASKED HER TO SEND PICTURES....and, sure enough -- she did!!
THANKS, Linda!! I really am inspired now!! I am determined to make one for Lillian for Christmas!! Really -- the homemade ones are ten times better than the china-imports. For one thing, the fabric used for the Rockford socks is 92% cotton...and you KNOW what you're stuffing them with, y'know?
I'm gonna do it!! I'll keep you posted. THANKS for the inspiration!!