Socks are one of the most underappreciated things on the planet. Think about it: They help keep you from getting blisters when you’re running; they help keep your feet warm when it’s cold out; they can make or break the most carefully planned outfit. And what do they get in return? They get lost in the wash; the dog grabs ’em and chews them up; they get thrown out when they start to wear out, or worse, are used for rags!
But never fear! Socks now get the recognition they deserve with Stupid Sock Creatures: Making Quirky, Lovable Figures from Cast-Off Socks by the brilliant John Murphy, who took the meager idea of making a sock monkey and turned it into an idea worthy of my attention: Sock Monsters! Who wouldn’t fall in love with such a collection of Creatures to make? From Jordan, who is the ultimate covert agent, to Estelle, who can make anyone listen (even me!), you can now turn your old, worn-out socks into something amazing! Plus, the patterns are so easy a baby could do it!
Is this not enough to convince you? Then look at this: The book even comes with a comic with Sock Creatures as the characters! It takes place aboard the good starship Veronica, and– wait for it– even has a machine that makes Sock Monsters by the dozens! No, hundreds! Thousands! Bask in the awesomeness of it!
So, I command you to buy this book! Yes, buy it and make your own Monsters, my minions! And then, with all the Creatures you will no doubt be making, we will take over the world! Yes! And socks will no longer be disrespected as they are! MUAHAHAHA– uh-oh.
What the– NO! FINN! GET OFF MY COMPUTER!!! BAD SOCK!!! BAD SOCK!!!!!
Sorry, you’ll have to excuse Finn. He’s the first Sock Creature I ever made, and he a little… enthusiastic… about what he considers to be the “Great Sock Revolution”. He’s also a pretty good hacker, so I guess it’s not too surprising that he got on my account.
Anyway, Finn was mostly right about Stupid Sock Creatures: Making Quirky, Lovable Figures from Cast-Off Socks. It was written by John Murphy, and the patterns are simple enough that a beginner sew-er could do them. And yes, there is a comic included at the back of the book. Just… be careful that your sock creature doesn’t turn out a hacker like Finn, and you’ll be fine. Have fun!