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Tony the Toe Sock

I was given a pair of bright, stripy toe-socks the other day by someone at work.  I’m not normally a fan of toe socks myself, since I have big toes they never fit properly.  However, these socks were never destined to be worn, they had a far higher purpose – to be sock monsters.  I wanted to be quite economical and make a whole monster out of each sock, even though most of the books I’ve read recommend that the toes alone be kept to make mohawks or wings.  As such I took the basic pattern that I made Hoth with and with a few modifications, I was able to make Tony.  He’s very evenly proportioned, even though he does have one eye larger than the other.  His mouth is cut from felt, which gives him a similar expression to Pascal, Dook and Bo.  I’ve still got the other sock spare, so my next trick will probably be to create a one-sock pattern that looks similar but not identical to Tony.

Tony the Toe Sock

Tony the Toe Sock

 
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Posted by on April 5, 2010 in Inspiration, Monsters, Sewing, Socks

 

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Here’s Ori!

Hey, hey, Ori!

Hey, hey, Ori!

These Sock Monsters are coming thick and fast!  This guy is called Ori, he’s a very simple pattern I made myself.  He’s a combination of Otis and Hoth, but he only needs one sock to make.  I didn’t give him a neck, so he’s got the ‘hunched up’ look of Ronan without being as tall as him.  In fact, being short and stocky makes him look a little like Mer-Man, the amphibian bad guy in the Masters of the Universe cartoon series.  The stripes from my socks look a little like toe nails on the end of his feet… well, I think they do…

 
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Posted by on September 2, 2008 in Monsters, Outdoors, Sewing, Socks

 

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The Barbarian

Ronan Posing

Ronan Posing

Here’s a new sock monster, he’s called Ronan.  Not after Ronan Keating, nor after Conan the Barbarian in all honesty… but after the character in Stargate Atlantis.  He’s got a tall thin body similar to Hoth but is made using the same pattern as Sidle which I think make them cousins.  His ears are long and floppy, a little like a rabbit or dreadlocks even.  He seems to enjoy zooming about the place, which is handy ‘cos he’s very aerodynamic.  He even has a few tribal tattoos from where my socks had swirl motifs on them.  Not quite sure which tribe he belongs to though…

 
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Posted by on August 29, 2008 in Monsters, Sewing, Socks

 

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Bath Time

Get clean!

Get clean!

I tried to convince Hoth and Otis to take a bath but they weren’t sure that they wanted to go for a spin.  They said something about being ‘hand wash only’ and ran off.  If they don’t like this then they definitely won’t like being pegged out on the washing line…

 
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Posted by on August 22, 2008 in Monsters, Socks, Washing

 

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Episode IV : Annoying Holes

Hoth

Hoth

This is a better picture of Hoth; his feet turned out a bit shorter than I expected and his arms are a little longer, but that’s what makes him unique.  I found another hole in the back of his arm, which I stitched up.  Luckily that wasn’t because of my needlework, it was just a piece of the fabric that had worn thin from use (this is an old sock remember).  The stuffing peeped out of a few gaps in his seams that I didn’t notice until later, so there’s been some more corrective surgery to do.  I don’t think this was due to overfilling him, so maybe next time I’ll make my stitches a bit smaller.  The button eyes are very large for his face, giving him a “Gollum” expression but I quite like that. I  guess it’s a sign of the times that I had to go and buy an assorted bag of old buttons,  I always remember my mum having plenty of them tucked away in her sewing box, just in case.  Hoth’s downturned mouth probably makes him look a little glum, but that’s soon going to change as I’ve picked the next pattern to work on now.

 
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Posted by on August 19, 2008 in Monsters, Socks

 

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