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Topic: Holey socks--argyle and 70's basketball  (Read 758 times)
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« on: December 14, 2005 04:45:10 PM »

Okay, so I have this glut of argyle socks (i think they're an acrylic blend--they made me feets schweaty) that have some serious holes in them. But the tops are still good.  Got any ideas of what to do with them?

I also have two pair of super-tall, super-soft, 70's basketball socks (one pair with red stripes, one with yellow and blue stripes) that I wore to death as a teenager, and I have never been able to part with them despite the fact that my whole foot can go through them.  I thought about framing them, but if you guy shave better suggestions, I would love to hear them.
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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2005 01:43:59 PM »

I'd cut the feet off the argyles, add a thumb slit and call them arm warmers/fingerless gloves. As for the softy basket ball socks, if you cam bear to cut the feet off, I'd sew one end shut, fill with flax, sew the other one shut and use them as neck wraps and/or eye pillows.

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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2005 10:13:24 AM »

I second the arm wamer  idea.

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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2005 10:27:26 AM »

You could also just cut off the feet of the baseball socks and use them as leg warmers.  I think that would be cute.  (Although you may have to hem them so they don't completely unravel, and that may look weird.)

*lightbulb goes on* Now that I think about it, I have the perfect yarn to just knit some baseball sock leg warmers.  Thanks for the idea  Smiley


p.s. I third the arm warmer idea.  Agyle armwarmers sound sweet.
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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2005 02:45:02 AM »

i fourth the arm warmer motion!

but this is all i really want, just to be loved-- all this trash is in my head i got to throw it away
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