kerravonsen: Sam Carter, red desert, moon: Another day, Another planet (another-planet)
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So, what can one do with odd socks, besides throw them out? I would like to be recycling-minded with the 11 odd socks which I discovered when I sorted ALL my socks yesterday.

Date: 2017-06-05 04:04 am (UTC)
nocturnus33: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nocturnus33
Any child in your family. You can make puppets with them.

There is a very silly and popular child puppet show in Chile, one of its character is "calcetín con rombosman" (Rhombusman sock)

Try this ...

Date: 2017-06-05 04:42 am (UTC)
ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
From: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Craft Ideas

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For 100% natural fiber, because synthetics can melt:

Make a Rice Sock

Make a Torch

The #1 thing I do with old socks, other than using them as cleaning rags, is making torches for ritual processions. It works super well. :D

Date: 2017-06-05 08:58 am (UTC)
cesy: "Cesy" - An old-fashioned quill and ink (Default)
From: [personal profile] cesy
Of course you can also choose to wear odd socks occasionally, e.g. round the house, until they wear out.

Date: 2017-06-05 08:52 pm (UTC)
rj_anderson: (Owl in a Tree)
From: [personal profile] rj_anderson
Best ever for dusting, old mateless socks are. So much easier to slip one over your hand and just grab / wipe things than fluffing about with a feather or rag duster. And then you just throw it in the wash and grab another one as often as you need it.

Date: 2017-06-05 04:32 am (UTC)
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My sympathies for being visited by the Sock Monster*. I've had visits too.

*always steals one sock from a pair

Date: 2017-06-05 05:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
My friend Erin makes sock puppets and would gladly collect any you don't have a use for. She's on Facebook and not Twitter, so not sure how to connect you two.

Date: 2017-06-05 10:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I did think of sock toys or puppets...

I wear very few socks, only black ones sometimes, so they are all matching.

Date: 2017-06-06 12:56 am (UTC)
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If they are made of the right material. ideal for polishing mittens if your hand fits comfortably inside them. Emergency replacements for socks that are well past their prime, if they match up to a current pair. Or you can have the fun of wearing deliberately odd pairs, mismatched in colour but not in length.

Date: 2017-06-06 09:57 pm (UTC)
dreamflower: gandalf at bag end (Default)
From: [personal profile] dreamflower
Do you have long hair? If so, cut off the toes and roll 'em up for "sock buns" Easiest way ever to put up your hair, and more comfortable than most.

You can also cut rings out of the cuffs and use them like rubber bands to fasten things together.

Date: 2017-06-07 09:21 am (UTC)
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Only eleven?:-) I call them "Schrodinger socks" - they appear and disappear...:-)


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