101 uses for an odd sock

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Post: #93885 old tree man
Sat Apr 05, 2008 11:34 am

A new hat :lol: :lol:

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Post: #97865 hedgewizard
Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:57 pm

Everybody knows that socks make a break for it now and again leaving their mate behind to mourn them. I put an elastic band round mine and keep them for a year or two at the back of the sock drawer - now and again one reappears.

But what does it mean when ALL THE ODD SOCKS START TO COME BACK? I'm down to two odd socks now from about a dozen at Christmas! It's like the sinking ship idea, except in reverse. What does it mean, eh?
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Post: #97883 ina
Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:37 pm

hedgewizard wrote:What does it mean, eh?


No idea - but congratulations to the return of the prodigal socks! I wish I knew where one of my favourite ones has gone; quite new, too - I suspect the cats have carried it off somewhere...
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Post: #97899 hedgewizard
Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:12 pm

If they're anything like mine, you'll find it in a neighbour's garage in six months - covered in fleas.
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Post: #97918 Annpan
Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:51 pm

ina wrote: congratulations to the return of the prodigal socks!


:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post: #98023 johnhcrf
Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:20 pm

I have lived the useful man's 1 sock for 10 years. Put all your keys there when you go out. As long as the sock is solid your keys are safe.

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Post: #98033 mrsflibble
Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:59 pm

jim's started only buying one style of sock in one colour from one shop. that way they all match.

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Post: #98046 johnhcrf
Tue Apr 22, 2008 3:04 pm

I forgot to add, the sock also saves your trouser pockets. What is a pair of trousers without pockets. Done!

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Post: #98497 MKG
Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:53 pm

Reading another thread sent me here - anti-nit hat for very small people.

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Post: #102811 tiggy
Tue May 13, 2008 10:14 pm

put nice big cobble or other smooth stone inside sock . twist sock and fold back on its sef. repeat with another old sock for extra padding. these hold doors open without damaging the paint.

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Post: #107533 AXJ
Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:20 am

Annpan wrote:
ina wrote: congratulations to the return of the prodigal socks!


:lol: :lol: :lol:


Time to fill with the fatted calves. :snorting:

I don't know which number we are on:

Cut the socks into circles (like squid) and use as hair ties, for bunches or ponytail. :glasses10:

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Re: cobble doorstop

Post: #120253 Rosendula
Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:55 am

tiggy wrote:put nice big cobble or other smooth stone inside sock . twist sock and fold back on its sef. repeat with another old sock for extra padding. these hold doors open without damaging the paint.


We used to do this with primary school children at an educational charity I used to work for. We did it with old carrier bags and kept adding more and more until it was the size of a small football. Instead of the cobble, though, we just shoved another carrier bag into the corner. We then covered it with string and used it as a football. It was meant to be something like the banana leaf footballs made and used by children in some African countries.
Image (This is an authentic ball from Uganda. I don't have any pictures of the ones we made with the kids)

Made with socks it might be suitable to use as an indoor football.
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Re: cobble doorstop

Post: #120311 Thomzo
Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:29 pm

Rosendula wrote:
tiggy wrote:put nice big cobble or other smooth stone inside sock . twist sock and fold back on its sef. repeat with another old sock for extra padding. these hold doors open without damaging the paint.


We used to do this with primary school children.


Great use for young children but how do you get them to stand still while you turn them inside out? :lol:
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Post: #120312 Annpan
Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:33 pm

roflmao
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