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    • Nix143
    • By Nix143 8th Oct 06, 10:38 PM
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    23 odd socks!
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    • 8th Oct 06, 10:38 PM
    23 odd socks! 8th Oct 06 at 10:38 PM
    I have just been through my odd sock bag (it lives at the bottom of the ironing trunk ((yes, I have an ironing trunk ))

    Anyway I have 23 odd socks! Of all different colours, patterns and sizes


    Now I have an OS dilemma - do I do a Flylady and fling them? Or do I hold onto them in the belief that the matching one WILL turn up one day? Or, does anyone have any alternative uses for my sock mountain?

    I love you guys, come on, amaze me with what I should do with these socks - because deep in my heart I KNOW you'll think of something that makes me go AHHH! What a great idea!



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    • iwanttosave
    • By iwanttosave 8th Oct 06, 10:40 PM
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    • 8th Oct 06, 10:40 PM
    Use them as hand dusters to get into all the nooks and crannies that you cant reach with anything else or for things what would ruin your normal cleaning clothes. Once one is filthy, chuck it.

    Or fill some with some bicarb and essential oils and shove in your drawers and wardrobes to keep things smelling fresh, or even tooked behind something as a home-made air freshener.
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    • mrbadexample
    • By mrbadexample 8th Oct 06, 10:41 PM
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    • 8th Oct 06, 10:41 PM
    Make puppets for children. And in future, do what I do. Always buy identical socks.
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  • Sarahsaver
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    • 8th Oct 06, 10:43 PM
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    • 8th Oct 06, 10:43 PM
    Yo could wear odd socks, especially inside boots no-one would notice anyway
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    • 8th Oct 06, 10:48 PM
    Just add another one and...
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    • 8th Oct 06, 10:48 PM
    ...make your own old-style advent calendar!! Hang them from a line and label each 1-24 and pop a pressie in each day for kids or OH.

    Perhaps depend on what they look like....but a splash of red gingham ribbon might be enough for them to look festive?
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  • CarolnMalky
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    • 8th Oct 06, 10:48 PM
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    • 8th Oct 06, 10:48 PM
    look for a centipede rescue centre...they might need socks for the winter...

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    • Strepsy
    • By Strepsy 8th Oct 06, 10:54 PM
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    You could soak them in leftover (?) red wine mixed with sugar, hang them on your washing line and delight in all the different moths you attract for a good feed. What? I've been watching Autumnwatch. ;P
    • MrsTinks
    • By MrsTinks 8th Oct 06, 10:58 PM
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    loads of ideas about what I can use MY odd socks for too! fab!
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    • Iona_Penny
    • By Iona_Penny 8th Oct 06, 11:35 PM
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    • 8th Oct 06, 11:35 PM
    We could see if any of my 19 odd socks match yours!!!
  • Squidgy
    Donate them to your local nursery / school for junk modelling
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  • Dobie
    You could try dying them all black. If it works for some you have matching socks if not you have some great ideas already.
    • mrs_mix
    • By mrs_mix 9th Oct 06, 6:48 AM
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    sounds like my sock bag too
    I buy identical socks and eventually end up with pairs
    although I'm sure so that are in there have no hope of ever finding a partner
    I may mention to the nursery staff at work later and see if they want them for the littlies to make puppets with

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  • Sarahsaver
    One of my friends buys each of her kids socks in one colour so odd socks arent a problem, one has black, one grey and one white
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    • mrs baggins
    • By mrs baggins 9th Oct 06, 8:21 AM
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    only 23!! I have 2 tesco carrier bags full. I keep hoping that the others will turn up but they dont seem to. I just keep getting more! god knows how it happens.
  • Anastacia
    Past experience suggests that whatever you do will be wrong, the other sock will only turn up after you have slung these out. Sorry, thats just the way its supposed to be I guess!
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    • dumpling
    • By dumpling 9th Oct 06, 9:25 AM
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    Sell them individually on Ebay as a 'Sacrificial Sock' that you offer to the washing machine to make sure all your other ones come out in pairs!

    • Murtle
    • By Murtle 9th Oct 06, 10:49 AM
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    One of my friends buys each of her kids socks in one colour so odd socks arent a problem, one has black, one grey and one white
    by Sarahsaver
    I buy the next socks with coloured heels and toes - the colours may differ but the sock feels the same when it's on....it's only if I have to go somewhere they ask you to take your shoes off

    I love the ideas on here though, personally I'd flylady them - only 4 more items to find
  • greenpixey
    If you are making a draftexcluder you can use the socks as stuffing
    • Aril
    • By Aril 9th Oct 06, 1:51 PM
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    If you do decide to get shot of them make sure they go in a fabric recycling bin so at least they can be made into cloths and the other things they do with them
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    • Penny Watcher
    • By Penny Watcher 9th Oct 06, 1:56 PM
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    If you are making a draftexcluder you can use the socks as stuffing
    by greenpixey
    Ha - you got there before me greenpixey

    I stuff the odd socks into old laddered tights and then cover the whole thing in some leftover fabric. Toasty!

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