101 uses for an odd sock

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Post: #37673 hedgewizard
Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:51 pm

25. Change purse (on the day when I finally admire a cardigan in the window of Marks and Spencers)

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Post: #37735 Andy Hamilton
Fri Oct 20, 2006 1:56 pm

hedgewizard wrote:25. Change purse (on the day when I finally admire a cardigan in the window of Marks and Spencers)


I thought that day had come last year and actually bought a cardigan, not sure what came over me. Wore it once it has ended up as one of Emma's favorite items of clothing. Only ever bought two items of clothing once, the other was a pair of leather trousers. Never get advice on clothes buying from a man in cowboy hat.

er so I had better think of something to add here er, er *looks around my office *

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Post: #37741 the.fee.fairy
Fri Oct 20, 2006 2:02 pm

these are brilliant

28. Stuff other odd socks inside one so you know where they all are
29. Use as a jumper/post-op protection for a small animal (i had to do with with one of my ratties last year...she loved it!)
30. Cut so that its one piece of flat fabric, and give to ratties/small animals to play/bed with.

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Post: #37779 Pilsbury
Fri Oct 20, 2006 5:07 pm

washing the car, put your hand in an old sock, into the bucket and rub

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Post: #37790 Milims
Fri Oct 20, 2006 6:37 pm

Put some cloves in one and heat (next to a cup of water) in the microwave - excellent for relieving tooth ache or ear ache
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Post: #37819 legendaryone
Fri Oct 20, 2006 10:21 pm

Hang it up and put in your old carrier bags.

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Post: #37841 hedgewizard
Sat Oct 21, 2006 7:34 am

34. Use as live bait for a trap like this magpie trap...

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...except this one is a trap to catch all the odd socks in your home. Passing odd socks see your bait in the trap and enter it to see off the intruder (odd socks being territorial and solitary by nature) and then can't get back out.

Well, they must go somewhere so assuming they're building a socktopia under the sofa, this may work.

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Post: #37847 Milims
Sat Oct 21, 2006 8:24 am

How sad is this - I went to bed last night thinking up uses for old socks - especially as I have a basket full!!
Anyway - how about fragrant sock dollies!
Stuff a rolled up sock into the toe end of another and tie round to make a head. Stuff the rest of the sock with cut up socks and aromatic spices - cloves, cinamon etc. Embroider a face on, add arms, legs, hair and dress - hey presto - sock rag doll that smells nice!!

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Post: #37856 hedgewizard
Sat Oct 21, 2006 10:29 am

There has to be a way to make mini-pizzas out of old socks. The women's magazines that lie around at work make them out of everything else!

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Post: #37913 bazil
Sat Oct 21, 2006 6:03 pm

if you have a winter jacket that you want to be warmer for the hands you can cut the foot off an old sock and attach to the end of the arms on the inside of the sleeve with optional thumb holes cut and stitchedbit like having a jacket with built in gloves



on edit...thats attach the other elasticated bit...and not the foot bit.....just re read that there and it looked wrong
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Post: #37914 nogginthenog
Sat Oct 21, 2006 6:13 pm

A hop bag for brewing - old sock ale?

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Post: #37915 Shirley
Sat Oct 21, 2006 6:30 pm

hedgewizard wrote:There has to be a way to make mini-pizzas out of old socks. The women's magazines that lie around at work make them out of everything else!


I've had mini pizzas that TASTE like old socks :lol:
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Post: #37916 Shirley
Sat Oct 21, 2006 6:31 pm

Milims wrote:How sad is this - I went to bed last night thinking up uses for old socks - especially as I have a basket full!!
Anyway - how about fragrant sock dollies!
Stuff a rolled up sock into the toe end of another and tie round to make a head. Stuff the rest of the sock with cut up socks and aromatic spices - cloves, cinamon etc. Embroider a face on, add arms, legs, hair and dress - hey presto - sock rag doll that smells nice!!

Guess what we'll be doing this half term...........


What a fab idea!!
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Post: #37941 Milims
Sat Oct 21, 2006 9:16 pm

Guess who went to the chinese supermarket today and bought aromatic sprices............
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Post: #38065 Shirley
Mon Oct 23, 2006 10:34 am

I've got lots of cloves lol... I've only got cinammon powder at the moment though... Lavender would obviously work well too...
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