In any case--here are the newest sock creatures. This first one was to have been a smaller version of the pig I did the last time. Being cheap, I was trying to save a small piece from the top of a sock. Lessons learned: 1. You can't change the length without changing the width if you want the shape to remain the same. 2. You can work with your "accidents" by moving in another direction altogether. This one is, as the painting teacher used to say on the PBS channel, "a happy little accident." My pig turned into a very nice head.
I like the simple X for the mouth. Another happy accident was that I forgot to round off what would have been the back of the pig. The straight line left what I turned into ears. (You can just see one on the side in the picture.) The monkey would be hanging upside down on a vine on the socks, but it works this way, too, for a sweater. She's also a gymnast--see that awesome split below. A very small, pig-headed gymnast had to be named Petunia Retton. (Y'all do remember Porky's girlfriend was Petunia, right?)
The next creature came from the socks the size of the tiny striped ones here.
Who knew they made tiny, brown-striped, old man socks? No wonder they were on sale at the sock outlet.
I had the carrot button left over from some long-ago project. I don't know what I was thinking going with the traditional pink/red bunny eyes on a completely nontraditional striped bunny. Things I make late in the day seldom make sense, though. The mouth is kind of lost in the picture, but it is just an orange inverted V. I had the WORST time getting it even. In any case, this is Fiver, named after the little rabbit in Watership Down. If you've not read the book, you really, really should. It is one of my all-time favorites. Just thinking about it now makes me wish I had a little person to read it to.
Five more to go! I will get there yet.