The Nelson Knitting Co. of Rockford, Illinois produced a line of socks with red heels so their customers were assured that they were purchasing real “Rockfords”. In the early 1950s, when these socks wore out, many women across America were making stuffed monkeys out of them, using the red heel as the mouth. This sock brand’s popularity soared when the company discovered this repurposing and they began including a sock-monkey pattern with every pair of socks to make it even easier to turn the socks into monkeys.
I love sock monkeys. I had one when I was little. It was the typical grey, white and red. Did you have one? They’re adorable.
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Joanne Loh of Craft Passion has taken it a step further with this fabulous stripey sock monkey and I’m in love. What fun it will be to carry on a tradition by making some sock monkeys for my grandkids. I don’t usually make stuffies, but I’m going to have to make an exception with this one.
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