101 uses for an odd sock

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101 uses for an odd sock

Post: #37593 Shirley
Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:10 pm

1. the obvious... a hand puppet
2. another obvious one... use as a christmas stocking
3. Use a clean one as a gift bag for some (wrapped) smelly sock cheese as a pressie for someone....
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Post: #37594 Martin
Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:12 pm

4) - stick it in yer 'orn! (gramophone horn), of course - we are all using clockwork gramophones I trust :wink:
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Post: #37597 Shirley
Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:17 am

LOL Martin!!

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5. Put a sock on your hand and use for dusting.
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Post: #37599 Camile
Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:32 am

6. Use it to crush the sea shells that you give to the chooks.

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Post: #37601 den_the_cat
Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:44 am

7. Paired with another odd sock to make authentic shabby chic mismatched socks as worn by Kate Moss under her wellies*

8. fill with catnip and use as cat toy

9. fill with pebbles and use as a doorstop

10. block draughty holes


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Post: #37604 Shirley
Thu Oct 19, 2006 9:18 am

11. Attach a cord to a small childsized sock (thick is best) to make a mobile phone holder... they were selling new ones of this for about a fiver in the orange shop!!
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Post: #37605 2steps
Thu Oct 19, 2006 9:33 am

12: put a tennis ball in one and tie/sew up the top to make a good dog toy. Great for fetch games

13: sock monkey toys

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Post: #37606 Tensing
Thu Oct 19, 2006 9:43 am

Fill with weat and heat up in the microwave to use as a hot cushion/pad thing.
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Post: #37609 Earthmother
Thu Oct 19, 2006 10:13 am

15. Put over your rabbit's water bottle on it's outside hutch to stop it freezing.

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Post: #37612 Shirley
Thu Oct 19, 2006 10:45 am

16. Put soapnuts in and use in washing machine
17. Put oatmeal in and use in the bath - makes your skin feel gorgeous and the bath smell like porridge (of course we don't take baths too often lol)
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Post: #37615 Welsh Girls Allotment
Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:21 am

18. Fill with compost, bit of grass seed, stick on buttons for a face and allow to grow green hair - fascinating for small children !!

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Post: #37647 legendaryone
Thu Oct 19, 2006 6:42 pm

Pop a snooker ball into one for an authentic East End gangster weapon :shock:

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Post: #37649 shiney
Thu Oct 19, 2006 6:51 pm

legendaryone wrote:Pop a snooker ball into one for an authentic East End gangster weapon :shock:


That's the last thing you'd expect a gangster to be carrying, an old sock with a snooker ball in. Quite a good idea if you are that way inclined!

19. An emergency pair of gloves/mits?
20. A christmas stocking (that's what we used to get our stuff in)
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Post: #37651 Chickpea
Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:02 pm

21. They make great dusters - stick your hand inside and polish to your heart's content.

22. Team up with a different odd sock and use as, er, socks.

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Post: #37654 legendaryone
Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:20 pm

23 : Go on Stars in your eyes as one of the red hot chili peppers and put one over your "appendage" :oops:

24 : And i think Mr. Bean used one to dry his lettuce by putting the lettuce in the sock and spinning it around. :lol:


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