Monday, August 4, 2008

Dictionary: Monkey Around

Definition: To incessantly give your sister or daughter obscure gifts involving sock monkeys.

I don't know who in my family decided I should be a sock monkey hobbyist. But several years of gift-giving later...



Starting at the top, from left to right: "Sock battle" t-shirt (sock monkey vs dragon puppet), sock monkey frog, Sock Monkey Dreams: daily life at the red heel monkey shelter, fuzzy monkey socks, Tony Millionaire's Sock Monkey comic book, sock monkey note cards, Crocheted Sock Monkeys.

May I emphasize the obscurity:




from the sock monkey comic book

And sometimes creepiness:





from the crochet book. Have you ever seen such sinister socks?

Conspicuously absent from this collection, you'll notice, are any actual sock monkeys.

4 comments:

Ben and Sarah said...

That's funny. I somehow ended up with 3 sock monkeys (I think we all remember Mr. Lund, AKA Jerry). But you're missing a key figure...the socktopus. Perhaps for your next birthday...

Mamacita said...

You're the one that crocheted that giant sock monkey for the Pitchers! Now that was scarry! At least until your post of the "live" sock monkey. Talk about Mr. Lund!

Here Comes Everyone said...

the first picture of the sock monkey couple reminds me of the cover to "Something To Write Home About."

Jen said...

The sock monkey you crocheted (how do you make that word past tense?) for us is legendary!