Spag-Eddy is my latest sock monster creation. I had a lot of fun sewing him and learn several new things as well. It was not easy to find solid color socks that I wanted to use for Spag-Eddy. I finally had to settle on the ones that I used. The dread locks were fun to make, and I learned a lot.
I have only worked with cording a very few times before. I learned first to be extra careful not to catch the cording and second with each lock, I became better at finishing the ends, a more smooth, rounded ends instead of a flatten sewn together end. I decided on Spag-Eddy to use the plastic eyes instead of buttons because of the black body. I thought they stood out more. You may also be wondering why the striped lips. Same reason, to make them stand out. I did not realize how much the black would hide. Next time, I will do the trick the book suggests and replace the heel or lips with a heel piece from a different color sock. In
my attempt to make these monsters look happier, I gave Spag-Eddy wobbly lips. I don’t think he looks any happier, but the wobbly lips match his googley eyes. I made the apron as well. Spag-Eddy does not have shoulders to hold the apron up, so I had to sew the apron strap quite tight around his neck. My husband thinks the apron should be shorter so you can see his legs, but I like the longer apron. I want to get him a small wooden spoon. I have seen them before, but I guess not at Wal-Mart. So, I will keep looking.
I am giving thought to the next sock monster. I have some fun socks that I picked up it Vegas on our last visit. The problem is though, even with how much I love to make these monsters and enjoy the creative progress involved with them and how much I learn, I am running out of places to put them. Can anyone provide a good home for a sock monster?