Sock monkeys comfort Whatcom children in foster care

Here’s a recipe for smiles.

Ingredients: One pair of men’s wool work socks, size medium or large. Soft fill material. Used sweaters. Material for clothing small enough for a preemie baby.

Directions: Cut socks to make body parts for a monkey, with a red sock heel becoming the monkey’s red lips.

Sew or knit hats, sweaters, scarves, shirts, dresses and other garments to fit. Turn a piece of sweater into a monkey-size backpack. Make monkey-size pajamas. Put pajamas in backpack.

Result: One child who is trying to cope with abuse or neglect finds respite in the arms of a sock monkey made by hand.

Monday, February 1, 2016 - 9:30am