101 uses for an odd sock

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Post: #38066 2steps
Mon Oct 23, 2006 10:45 am

prompted by my jam making this morning - could you use one to drain the pulp for jam/jelly if you didn't have a jelly bag or muslin

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Post: #69221 blathanna
Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:49 pm

Fill up with lavander from the garden and put in the drawers to perfume the clothes. I do this with the sheets and towels and they always smell fresh.

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Post: #69625 mrsflibble
Mon Aug 27, 2007 7:11 pm

collect in a box, pair up what can be paired after 3 months, the rest cut into squares, sew together, make patchwork blanket
(i brought her home from hospital in this)

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oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Post: #70029 Milims
Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:20 pm

Mrs Fibble you are amazing!!! Your ingenuity know no bounds!!
I used odd socks to transport champagne glasses back to my friends house in safety. I simply slipped each glass into a sock and laid it carefully in a basket and hey presto no breakages!!
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Post: #70058 Millymollymandy
Sun Sep 02, 2007 9:37 am

Odd socks are brilliant for people with broken feet as they only need one ordinary sock on the good foot, and one old baggy spare sock of hubby's for the swollen foot! :mrgreen:

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Post: #70563 mrsflibble
Sun Sep 09, 2007 12:46 pm

make a sock into a snake for a child.



this week this tip meant I got my oven glove back as sophie has adopted it, wears it on her hand and walks round hissing a lot. it's one of those long ones with the two hand hole ends.
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Post: #92200 thefriarandme
Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:42 pm

Give them to Long John Silver for his birthday! :lol:
Everything is obvious once you know :O)

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Post: #92296 MKG
Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:33 pm

I buy only black socks ... odd ones can't exist.

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Post: #92313 Fizzy Izzy
Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:57 pm

My husband uses old holey socks to patch up the holes in his jeans pockets....
Smile :)

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Post: #92356 Green Rosie
Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:46 am

Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant - I have so many odd socks but I just can't bring myself to throw them out - after all the other one will of course turn up the second the first has been chucked. If some-one could tell me where the blighters go I would be a very happy bunny? Perhaps they metamophose into dust?

As for uses:
If the lone sock in question is wool you can compost it :flower:

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Post: #92375 witch way?
Sat Mar 29, 2008 8:46 am

Wee wipes?
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Post: #92404 MKG
Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:10 am

But it is interesting, isn't it - where, actually, do all the odd socks go? Is there an odd-sock universe "elsewhere" where they live happily with pen tops, paper clips, the books you can never find until you're looking for something else, and gas fitters?

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Post: #93098 Thomzo
Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:05 pm

MKG wrote:But it is interesting, isn't it - where, actually, do all the odd socks go? Is there an odd-sock universe "elsewhere" where they live happily with pen tops, paper clips, the books you can never find until you're looking for something else, and gas fitters?


Nope! I can scientifically prove that they metamorphose into wire coat hangers.

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Post: #93761 QuakerBear
Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:54 pm

There's no such thing as an odd sock. I pair up Mr. QB's left over socks and he just puts them on in the morning and I don't think he's noticed yet.
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Post: #93780 Gytrash
Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:17 pm

Willie Warmer.

Must be at least size 10 though, eh guys? :wink: :mrgreen:


(Edit: well, it worked for the Red Hot Chili Pepper lads!
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