Showing posts with label sock animals. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sock animals. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Meet Harry and Ollie

Here are the two newest additions to the sock and glove family, Harry and Ollie. Harry is made from a pair of cable stitch gloves, and Ollie from the stretchy dollar kind. I think I need to make another one for Valentine's Day. I have a pair of red gloves that Madeline has outgrown. Hmm, what animal to make with red gloves?

Monday, January 3, 2011

What every woman wants for her anniversary...

sock animals! Well, a sock animal pattern book, to be exact. Okay, well maybe not every woman, but me at least. It has been such fun to make these! The beauty is how fast they come together, and that hand sewing is actually easier than using the machine. They are a great project to have in hand while catching up on Mad Men. The gray heffalump was a  joint project with my daughter, who received her first sewing machine this Christmas! She was in charge of stuffing, some sewing, and creative direction. Now I'm scouring the clearance aisles for socks and gloves (the little striped dog is from a pair of stretchy gloves I scored for 50 cents!) before they go out of season. You can find a tutorial for sock monkeys here,  although the animals from the book I used generally used a separate head. Once you get the basic idea of the construction, a whole range of friendly beasts is possible. Put a lock on those sock drawers!