With the chill in the air this morning it was a little cold in my office. I pulled on some warm socks to keep my tootsies warm. The socks in today’s picture sure do look warm. If you’re interested in knitting me a pair you can get the pattern from Knitting Vintage Socks.
I won’t hold my breath, but thanks for considering it for even a moment.
When I was a kid, if I opened a Christmas present and saw socks my heart sank. I was hoping for another Star Wars action figure and got socks instead. Today I love the feel of a new pair of socks. Priorities change I guess.
What are socks?
Socks are “hosiery consisting of a cloth covering for the foot; worn inside the shoe; reaches to between the ankle and the knee.” [source]
According to wikipedia, socks are designed to:
- ease chafing between the foot and footwear
- protect footwear by absorbing perspiration and dead skin lost from the foot
- provide comfort
- be fashionable
- keep the feet warm
- make a fashion statement
- soak up blood, from the foot if wounded (ouch!)
Wait a minute. There are a few other things that socks are good for, not the least of which is puppetry. Check out “Johnny Cash Tribute by the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre”:
Johnny Cash Tribute
The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre | MySpace Video
That was good for a giggle. Thank you socks!