It's funny to see this thread revived! I posted this the first week that I launched the site. :mrgreen:
Yes, Denise, it IS a little crazy to knit a sock monkey! In my opinion! LOL. That's why it was a joke in my house, because DH would tell people "she's going to knit me a sock monkey," when in fact I had no intention of doing so! LOL. I'd knit one for a kid, maybe, (or sew one out of socks, as PunkHippieMom suggests, I guess that's how they're supposed to be made), but I won't knit one for my husband whose intention is to use it for funny pranks around the office. I think that would be funny, but I don't know that I'd want to make something by hand only to see it go through the abuse he has in mind. He bought one for his best friend, and his friend would report on the adventures of the sock monkey in his office. Things like:
~The sock monkey posing with the (ever-revered) UPS man for a picture.
~The sock monkey surprising a coworker by mysteriously hiding in waiting in the microwave when they go to heat their lunch
~The sock monkey REALLY surprisiong a coworker by myseriously being taped to the underside of the lid of the toilet.
If any of you are so daring as to make a sock monkey for an adult office worker, I offer the above as a warning to be ready for the office pranks it will undergo. :shock: LOL
And if you decide to actually knit one, forget what I said about invisible cast-on, that was totally unecessary, don't know what I was thinking. Just start at the top and increase, and work your way down to the legs and work the legs like fingers of a glove.