Monday, October 02, 2006

Finish Monkey


So someone sent me some socks to make into a monkey, from Finland no less. They were expensive socks I could tell. I've only made monkeys from ultra cheapo socks or socks I have worn into the ground, and the difference in quality was noticable. I decided not to put any weights in this monkey and see how he fared.

Things I learned:

1. The more expensive socks are tighter, firmer and thicker.
Result: His arms stick out and even unstuffing didn't seem to help.
2. If you sow the arms too high up, the monkey becomes a thug.
3. If you take time to pin the stripes before you sow, they all join up better.
4. A generous toe makes for a slaphead monkey.

Behold: The Thug. His shoulders shake when he sniggers. He mutters. He eats with his fingers. There's no teaching them.


3 comments:

Lau said...

Just brilliant! You've inspired me to start my own project this week, I'll let you know how I get on...

jaypeg said...

I demand to see the monkey when it is born. Will it be a rock monkey I wonder…

Lau said...

Yes, I think it will!