Thursday, November 5, 2009

Handcranked socks

I have a friend that makes some incredible socks. I decided to give it try and make a sock monkey out of a pair of their socks. Well this is what I came up with, This sock monkey will go home to be with this wonderful family that makes this wonderful socks.

Let me tell you a little about them....
Almost all of the wool items in their shop are from their own sheep. Buy it straight from the shepherd!
The family lives on a small family farm, where they raise sheep and make things, including items made with their wool. Mike has been spinning wool for a couple of years, and has just started with his new love--the circular sock knitting machine. Lona has been crocheting all her life (since age 8) and weaving rugs for 10-15 years. The kids help with making the cards and cat toys, as well as tagging items and marketing.

Buying from them will help a small family farm remain sustainable. :-)
Stop by their shop to see all the wonderful things they make.

If you need some sock monkeys please stop by The monkey Shop to see what I have for you.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I am giving away 2 sock monkeys this month

For every sock monkey that you buy I am putting your name on the list so you can have a chance to win a sock monkey. The more you buy the more times your name will be entered in the drawing.
The first drawing will be November 15th, the second drawing will be November 30th.
Good luck to all of you that make a purchase in the month of November.