Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Preview

Howdy all and welcome to my blog!  "A Sock Monkey A Day" you ask? What is that all about and why would anyone in their right mind take on such a project? Well, for those of you who know me, I've never been in my "right mind" and taking on this project is a way for me to give back and challenge myself. Let me explain what I have decided to do and you can let me know what you think.

I have so much and I would like to pass on a little of what I have. While I don't have a motherload of money to give, I have other talents that I can draw on to maybe make someone smile. 

I can sew. I enjoy sewing. I have socks. I like sock monkeys. Therefore, I shall build a "sock monkey a day" through the year 2011.

These Sock Monkey's will be donated to the local Secret Santa and Social Services by December 8th of 2011 with hopes it will make a little persons Christmas brighter.

That's it. All I want to do is make my Sock Monkey Project a success and know that somewhere in the North, someone is snuggling a one-of-a-kind Sock Monkey for Christmas.

This is where you come in. I need socks. I challenge you to donate a pair or two. AND, this is where the fun begins. When you drop off a pair of socks (or mail them in), please add a name to your socks so when they are finished, your sock monkey will be named.  All my Sock Monkeys have names and a "dog chain" around their neck with their name and birthdate. I will post the pictures up as they are made on this blog and you can keep an eye out for your sock donation turned into a sock monkey! If you wish to write a small note explaining where your socks are from, I can post that as well.

Please send to :        A Sock Monkey A Day
                                   c/o Jessica Latour
                                   40031 Mackenzie Highway
                                   Hay River, N.T.
                                   X0E 0R9

If you are from town, you can drop your sock donation off with me OR at Growing Together at 2A Robin Crescent. Thank you Growing Together for your support. 
Just a note, ankle socks don't work for sock monkey's - medium to full length socks work best. Go crazy with your choices - as you can see from the above picture, all patterns and colours are workable.

A big thank you to anyone who reads this and sends in a donation. I will be posting as often as possible and as I mentioned, every sock monkey made will have his/her picture posted.



  1. Looking forward to each unique creation!

  2. Love It!! What a great plan. I will send you some fun socks....maybe I will dig out that sock monkey pattern I have had for over 2 years, and make a few myself! This year I have been making sock monkey hats for xmas prezies!!

  3. Hi Jessica,

    I'm a producer with CBC Radio in Yellowknife.
    Can you please give me a call.

    Thank you,
    867 920 5434

  4. Hi Jessica! I'm Colinda's friend in Ottawa! Love love LOVE the bag you made her for Christmas, AND your sock-monkey-a-day project! I'll be following your blog :) I'll have to dig through my socks and send you some! Good luck! I'm sure you don't need it!


  5. Hi Jen, Colinda's friend in Ottawa! It is truly great to know that someone who is not realted to me is actually following this blog! Welcome aboard and I look forward to whatever socks you send my way.