Fez Monkey

April 4, 2011

My crafty friend Gaenor made me this spunky little fez-totin’ sock monkey. Thanks Gaenor!

He wears an impish smile, a stylish little vest, and a fez at a jaunty angle.

Fez Monkey meets Blind Sock Frog.

Oopsy! Too much fermented coconut juice.

Handmade Monsters, Inc.

August 14, 2010

I love these monsters made by Belua designs and sold at the Strathcona farmers market and a few other places.

I especially like the ones made from sock monkey socks.

My birthday is only three months away? Where does the time go?

Just sayin’.

My friend Elicia posted this picture of herself on her myspace blog recently. She traded a tiki mug for this hand-knit sock monkey tuque (that’s wool hat for you non-Canucks). If you want to knit me one, the pattern is here (I don’t knit or iron, thank you very much).

I love anything to do with sock monkeys. A few years back I bugged my friend Nancy to make me one for my birthday and to my surpise and delight she did. Thanks Nancy. Hug!

She covered up the eyes by mistake with the mouth/nose patch and put the ears on top of its head instead of on the sides, so it looks like the ears are its eyes. In fact, it looks more like a sock frog than a sock monkey. A blind sock frog at that. Matter of fact, Blind Sock Frog is its name.

Link: The Sock Monkey Experience