this is an excellent sock monkey book, taking this genre to a new level of art form!
it's pretty incredible in variety and detail of glove and sock animals. there is a rabbit, bear, dog, cat, sheep, little girl, mouse, bird, piggie, fish, panda, elephant, zebra, and of course monkey!
written directions for making these animals are in japanese, but there are very clear diagrams showing precisely how to use different kinds of socks to make these specific patterns. there are also directions for making clothes for your sock critters.
flickr set here.
This book is now available in english! the title for the english version is:
Sock and Glove: Creating Charming Softy Friends from Cast-Off Socks and Gloves