Can you believe it?! I think I'm going crazy making all these sock toys for my son... But, I just can't seem to help it... I get these ideas in my head and I think, "Oooh! I can make this animal next!" So, here's my newest animal... Sock penguin. I didn't use a book or a pattern or anything. Just my silly imaginative brain... And, the good news about the penguin is that he only required one sock! However, I did use some pieces of felt for his tummy, beak and feet, and the fish... I am trying to make these animals look a little bit less pathetic, but I am still new at this, so I'm sure they will get better in time. :)
So, it seems that penguins are my son's favorite animal thus far... Here's how it happened: I was at the store with my mom one day when my son was about 6 months old, and there was a display of all these cute little stuffed animals, Webkinz I think. I thought he might like the polar bear or the rooster, but he was very interested in the penguin, probably since it was black and white. So, I bought the penguin for him. Now he can't sleep without it. It's his "security blanket". So, in case something happens to that penguin, I bought another one that I keep in a drawer, so hopefully he'll never be without his favorite penguin. Anyways, I thought I'd make him a special penguin too. He doesn't like the sock penguin nearly as much as the store-bought one, but he still plays with it a little bit... It was my husband's idea to add the fish. He always has an opinion on anything I make. :) I think it's cute that he wants to be involved.