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.