056: I am grateful for socks

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

If you must have more Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre check out their hideous looking MySpace page and their YouTube channel.

That was good for a giggle. Thank you socks!