Wednesday, April 26, 2006

what's in a name?

so recently i was visiting the crochet forum, looking at the nice things everyone makes and checking out patterns and blogs and such, and i happened upon someone's link to their sock monkey...this intrigued me as i had a misty, murky memory from my childhood of hearing stories about my sister having a monkey (i thought it was a sock monkey, but my sister informed me it was just a big stuffed monkey mom & dad won at a new year's dance or something) and how my oldest brother didn't like the monkey and was mean to the monkey (being the typical hellion of a boy that he was) then i read a little about the history of these sock toys--how apparently somewhere around the early 1900's, women started making stuffed toys out of these sturdy work socks their husbands wore, and then i happened upon a pair of cee's old work socks:


he doesn't have a name yet (yes i've decided he's a he) although cee did suggest "stinky", as he's made from a pair of his old work socks...or "mickey" as he's a monkey, and his fave group as a youngster was "the monkees"--even though mike was his fave monkey--i thought mike was a bit of a "so and so" myself--mickey was the funny one...any other suggestions?? he really is quite saucy, perched up there on the dvd rack, chillaxing without a care in the world...oh to be a sock monkey on a dvd rack...

2 comments:

Sônia Maria said...

Hi!
Beautiful!!!!!
Hugs for you Kiki...
Sônia Maria
www.falandodecrochet.blogspot.com

kay said...

Aw thank you so much!