The Gender Sock Monkey

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Two weeks ago we had a gender party for Aaron’s sister and brother in law. As usual, I found an excuse to make a present for the baby for it! I was initially waiting a few days before posting the blog so I could show off all of the photos after the party. Of course, a week and a half later a friend texted me tonight asking for pictures and I realized I still hadn’t blogged this. So… here it goes!

For those of you not familiar with a gender party… instead of finding out at the Drs. office if they were having a boy or a girl, they had the Dr. write on a piece of paper if it was a boy or a girl and took it to the local bakery. Mary (from Blackbird Cafe) made them an AWESOME cake and with their friends and family they cut the cake where the inside was either pink (it’s a girl!) or blue (it’s a boy!). Part of the party was that you dress in either blue or pink depending on what you thought it was going to be. The gender monkey was excited to go to either a little boy or a little girl so it wore both blue and pink.

Being a knitter (and a nerd who has always wanted to make a sock monkey), I decided that I was going to make them a sock monkey for the baby. The pattern I had bought this summer was Mister Ben. In my mind this sock monkey was going to be like a foot tall and would be the perfect size for a baby to play with. Boy was I wrong! This thing is HUGE! I posted a photo below of me with the sock monkey for comparison.

I should’ve guessed that it was going to be large when I the body alone was over a foot long (before I started the head). Not to mention, the pattern initially called for 3 skeins of Cascade 220.

Project Rundown:

Yarn: Lionbrand Fishermen’s Wool (main color), Paton’s Wool (contrast color), & really old Red Heart (red)
Needles: Size 7
Pattern: Mister Ben (Ravelry Link)

For those of you who just can’t live without knowing… the “gender monkey” will be a little friend for a baby girl 🙂

 

 

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  1. OMG that picture is so cute. Look at the monkey crossing her arms. LMAO!!! I wonder what her name will be? Thanks again!

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