Thursday, December 22

Sock Animal Infestation....

I recently told my mom it's all her fault. If she had only bought (or made) me a sock monkey when I was young, maybe I wouldn't be so obsessed with making sock animals. My cousins Chris and Andy had one... I can remember visiting one of their houses when I was young and the boys bedroom was upstairs (I think) and the sock monkey was the coolest thing I had ever seen (again - I was young). Many, many kids are getting, or have received, sock animals from us this year. I made one for most of my piano students, my baby sister and my niece and nephew, Judah's best friend, etc. I think we are up to about 15. My creations include several monkeys, an elephant, baboon, dingo, rabbit, bear, cow, reindeer, and a few that we're not quite sure what they are... one is almost surely a cross between a duck billed platypus and a puppy dog.

Most recently (as in 2 days ago) Judah asked me to make him a reindeer so his sock monkey would have a friend... that is how Randolph the other red-nosed reindeer was born.