Join the Pink Sock Monkey Craft-Along for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
Happy October! You know what that means, it’s officially Breast Cancer Awareness Month — and time to kick off the Pink Sock Monkey Craft-Along!
My mom died of breast cancer when I was little, and my sister Lisa is a 13+ year breast cancer survivor, so this is an important month for our family.
Lisa’s taken a (triple) negative and done something really great: She became a peer counselor and uses her own experiences and insights to help other young women dealing with disease navigate their way through testing, treatment, recovery – and figuring out what to do if your health insurance company bails on you. (That’s a whole different story.)
So I wasn’t surprised when Lisa saw the sock monkeys I made for our niece and nephew and asked if I could make one — using pink socks — for a friend of hers who’s currently undergoing treatment for her second bout with breast cancer. When Lisa realized each 2-pair package of Rockford Red Heel Socks can make two sock monkeys, she asked if I could make one for another friend. That’s when I decided we should try a craft-along.
The project is pretty simple since the socks are really forgiving. Precision is not required, so don’t be scared off if you don’t sew. I’m not a great sewer, either, but see how darn cute Pink Monkey #1 turned out?
Get your pink socks, fiberfill and thread ready! Tomorrow we’ll start making a twin for the monkey above.
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