March 1st Sock Monkey Day

March 1st Sock Monkey Day

We all have made, or owned, a sock monkey (well maybe not all of us). They are easy to create and fun to have around for all sorts of reasons. They are considered Homemade Folk Art although Nelson Knitting got the patent for them in 1955. They are great for making the sad happy, entertaining children and for just having fun for no reason at all. They can also be a good friend to tell all your troubles to, they won’t repeat a word you said. It is suggested, however, to wash your sock before you turn it into a sock monkey.

How to celebrate – Make your own sock monkey. Make several sock monkeys so you can have conversations between them. Have a sock monkey party; don’t forget the bananas!