Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Black Socks Saga

I have all kinds and colors of socks, but I just can not seem to keep plain, black socks.  I'm serious - every few months they just vanish.  I think I have figured out the mystery and I have a plan to keep them from disappearing.

I believe my socks have gone to college.  I suppose I should be proud, but I have a feeling they were sent there against their will.  Two weeks ago as Baby prepared for his return to campus, my wonderful husband was sorting socks and helping to stuff Baby's laundry bag.

(Found on Pinterest)

I believe that my husband (still wonderful, here in Texas we do not shoot men who do the dishes or the laundry) put all the black socks that he knew were not his into one of Baby's bags and that's how my socks have ended up three hours away at University. 

I am curious what eventually happens to my socks.  They don't fit Baby.  They have never come back.

Here's what I have done to remedy this situation.

Bought new black socks. 

The only black, cotton socks I could find made in USA were these 'short' ones. 

Combined favorite shades of bright pink embroidery floss and -

The embroidery floss was made in France. 
There goes my plan to only buy local for a week.

- gave each pair that 'pretty with pink' touch.  Yes, I could have done this on the sewing machine but I just like the hand stitched look - perfection is highly over rated.  Now, with just this little change, my socks are ready for Valentines Day and beyond.  I suppose if I had lots of family members I could do each person's socks in their own unique color.  One thing I do know, the men in my life will have no problem recognizing my socks.

Silly, but it only took 30 minutes or so and it gave me something
 to do while I was watching TV.

Sometimes a woman's got to do what a woman's got to do.

Have you made any little changes in this new year?

Wednesday I'm linking up with Uncommonly Yours to show off my silly socks, join us to see what others are creating this week in the blogging community. 



Denise :) said...

What a terrific, smart idea!! I love your pink toe stripe; it makes those black socks look all girly and fun! And yes, should be no problem figuring which ones are yours!!! :)

TexWisGirl said...

this made me LAUGH!!! crazy woman!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Mystery solved and sock heist over with hopefully.

KathyB. said...

Maybe the socks are in for the long haul and will return in 4 years. One only hopes they don't get so dang educated they will only be worn with Birkenstocks.

I love your idea, only wish I had thought of that when I had 3 men in the house who's socks I could not keep sorted....don't think pink would have gone over well with them though.

Mary said...

Fab idea.............makes them look adorable! I wear thin ones in my boots this time of year - but the toes wear out so quickly, perhaps because I have big feet!!!!!

Donene said...

How funny and I bet you will keep them now! I didn't see the flood coming either. Thanks for visiting!

Jessica @ Vintage Mauve said...

That is too funny! My husband and I have the same problem with our white socks. We both wear the same style, and brand. The only difference between men and women's socks is the seam at the toe which is either pink or red. After a few washes, pink and red start looking alike!

Sarah ~ Magnolia's Attic said...

Hmmm, so that's where they go! Only problem is, my kids are out of college so my socks are going somewhere else!

driftwood said...

that's brilliant. I have given up on black socks and bought grey, and still I found my son wearing one..... came over because your french toast comment at knitsofacto made me laugh!