The tragedy happens everyday all over the country, maybe all over the world, you put your favorite pair (2) of socks in the wash and only one returns. Is there a land of lost socks? Where do they go? When my puppy was young she sorted through my shoes until she found my best italian leather pumps and chewed them beyond recognition. How do that relate you ask? Well it seems that it is only favorite socks that get lost Now call me crazy but I don’t easily part with things I love even a single sock and besides the mate may show up someday. The bag of lonesome socks was growing so instead of throwing them out I started using them.
The above picture is of my daughter in a play called Fix obviously her sock hands were having an argument. Yes, they make great puppets but I would not recommend it in public. Since they are soft , slide it on your hand and buff-up wood, glass, leather or car finishes without a scratch. Actually socks are perfect for applying oil, polish or anything you don’t want to touch. Then wash it or throw it out. Since they are stretchy, I have cut strips and used them to tie up plants (outside only.) So very useful for cleaning- and they make great paint rags for those little paint slips.
My favorite use is to make comfort cuddlers that heat in the microwave to sooth sore muscles or warm cold feet. Put one at the foot of your bed, under the sheets to warm the bed up. I prefer to use dried beans but rice work also. I leave the beans in the plastic bag they come in, slide them in the sock and tie a knot. As long as the bag is unbroken they can be used over and over. I do mark it so I don’t accidentally eat it- although it should still be alright– it is just how I am. My lone soul-mate today will be a bed-warmer in the months to come.