What a difference a bit of fluff can make! Otis is the newest member of my sock monster family. His ears are a bit cat-like and his orange eyes do give him a feline expression. He has long thin legs and a tail too, which isn’t all that clear in the photo. It was much easier stitching this guy together and it still surprises me how much character these monsters develop as you turn out their paws and feet and shape their pouting mouths. The bow tie was really an afterthought to cover a lumpy bit of stitching on his neck, but now I think it really suits him. The ribbon was originally used to fasten up a bag of buttons but the bag split and it seemed a shame not to make use of the spare material.