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Some Serious Odd-sockery

There has been some serious odd-sockerey going on in this apartment of late. The drawer in my bedroom which houses the hose contains more singletons than a speed dating event with free beer. I have so many unattached socks that a burglar rummaging through my drawers could be forgiven for thinking he was in the home of Long John Silver himself.

Where these blighters get to I have no idea, but I’m thinking of transferring my remaining pairs to a new, high security drawer, where no sock is allowed out unaccompanied, and they are permanently balled up until needed.

In the meantime, I’m going to embark on a bedroom sock safari, hunting out those fleeing foot covers in every nook and cranny I can find. It’s a dirty job, but someone has to do it.

Are there many socks missing in action in your home?

The image accompanying this post is my own. It shows some of my 'orphans'.

Image Credit » Image: My own

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iwrite28 wrote on June 8, 2015, 10:30 AM

I believe that there is a sock-poltergeist at large. This being likes wearing different socks and doesn't understand why anyone needs two of the same type. So it just picks up one from wherever it visits and then goes off.

Kasman wrote on June 8, 2015, 5:18 PM

It's the Sock Fairy - no, honestly, it's the only explanation!

WordChazer wrote on June 8, 2015, 5:22 PM

My sockiferous washing machine has been tamed. I have a sock bag so it can't deprive us of any more socks. My husband's old socks despair and go in holes on a regular basis though. He has been on a sock disposing spree lately, as all of those predating my presence in his life are committing knitti-kari and dying in holes. I need to find him some more. The only ones which seem immune are Jockey brand, and they cost a fortune so I should jolly well hope they'd be immune to going in holes too soon. Meantime he is reduced to thowing out only the socks which have holes in and wearing the others as odd pairs until they follow suit.

istory wrote on June 11, 2015, 1:20 AM

Cute! I call mine orphans too :)