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Sarahlabyrinth
July 17th, 2012, 09:32 PM
Well, here's one use, lol. A padded Gibson tuck. With first daffodil of the year. Ignore the grease, today is wash day... Anyone have any other ideas? Photos please...

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LizTheLyre
July 17th, 2012, 09:43 PM
ooo, thats sooo beautiful!! how did you do it? gibson tucks are a struggle with me...

a sock bun! most LHC-ers have heard of it, but it is a good way to use old socks :)

Amygirl8
July 17th, 2012, 09:51 PM
#3? Sock curls!
Love the bouncy curls I get from them! =D

meishkamooshka
July 17th, 2012, 09:52 PM
Sock curls! (not the same as sock BUN curls)

http://youtu.be/CzJKdHglFck
or
http://youtu.be/E8w-uHx8KpQ


Amygirll beat me to it!

meishkamooshka
July 17th, 2012, 09:55 PM
Can we please have a tutorial on that BEAUTIFUL style, dear? I LOVE IT!

meishkamooshka
July 17th, 2012, 09:56 PM
Oh, #4 Socks for cleaning cloths!

meishkamooshka
July 17th, 2012, 10:02 PM
#5 Bean/rice heating pad/ice pack (I've done this...)

http://i.imgur.com/PYc5u.jpg
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Amygirl8
July 17th, 2012, 10:04 PM
#6- for all you doll collectors out there- swimming suits!
(just cut armholes, put on a preferably 18 inch doll, and VOILA! XD

Amygirl8
July 17th, 2012, 10:05 PM
#7- if they are cool socks, make fingerless gloves XD

Seeshami
July 17th, 2012, 10:15 PM
Stuff it full of cat nip and tada instant cat toy

Sarahlabyrinth
July 17th, 2012, 10:17 PM
Ok. I love old fashioned styles, Edwardian, Victorian, those styles which make you look like you have HEAPS of hair.

Firstly I separate about a 1 inch strand of hair off above each ear and keep it separate until later.

Then I take all the back hair as if I am going to put a hair curler in it, I hold the socks at the end and roll it up with the socks inside against the back of my head.(Can put 1 sock inside the other) and pin to the scalp hair using bobby pins. If you can see the ends of the socks on the sides - and you probably will, just spread the hair from the back roll around the sides to cover, smooth it and pin it against the top of the roll also.

It doesn't matter if you have some little curly bits sticking out I don't think, it adds to the charm.

Then - take your side pieces that you had set aside, comb them out, then roll the ends into a curl, and loosely pin the curl just above the roll at the back of the head. Repeat on other side. Place a fresh flower in the middle.

You could probably make the side pieces into braids and pin them back, that would look pretty too.

For you lucky ladies with long hair, well, you don't need the socks, lol. HTH Meishkamooshka!

BTW, those sock curls look lovely! Might have to try that myself, although this style gives nice curls too at the end of the day.

Am not too keen on sock buns myself, they look a bit too regimented for me, I prefer softer more romantic styles.

sun-kissed
July 17th, 2012, 10:47 PM
Let's not forget sock puppets (http://i.ehow.com/images/a04/lb/cp/sock-puppets-800x800.jpg)!

hippie girl
July 17th, 2012, 11:23 PM
#10 Ummm.. Cord Cozy?

Two nights ago I wrapped up and stuffed the cord to my new iron in a tube sock to keep my kittycat, Bosco, from chewing on it. Since we adopted her we lost 2 phone cords, 2 ethernet cords, maybe three coaxial cord to and from the tv/box/antenna, and one phone charger. There are also chew marks in the ipod cord, imac cord, etc.. She is a little neurotic (who isn't??) but a sweetie!

At least she doesn't chew my fingers while I am sleeping anymore. Guess I could have used socks to break her of that, too.

So far, my sock cozy has kept the cord on the new iron safe!


Bosco

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mckenzie
July 17th, 2012, 11:46 PM
Closeup of my sockbun today!

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Kyla
July 17th, 2012, 11:58 PM
#6- for all you doll collectors out there- swimming suits!
(just cut armholes, put on a preferably 18 inch doll, and VOILA! XD

I remember doing that when I was little! :)

prettykitty
July 18th, 2012, 12:02 AM
Bosco looks super mischievous :)
I take old socks and put in a mixture of cornflour, bi-carb soda (what the US calls baking soda) dried lavender, and a few drops of EO of choice. Tie off the neck, and voila, shoe freshener!

Madora
July 18th, 2012, 07:43 AM
Old socks for covering hands when dusting venetian blinds!

Tisiloves
July 18th, 2012, 07:51 AM
Fill with packing peanuts and tie off for a floating toy.

Kyla
July 18th, 2012, 12:56 PM
I cut up bits of trouser socks for gentle hairties!

I recently cut up some cheap pantyhose too to make a home made "silk screen
" stencil.

sunflower_daze
July 18th, 2012, 02:33 PM
Sweater for a Chihuahua :) Cut the toe end off and two leg holes.

meishkamooshka
July 18th, 2012, 06:16 PM
Thanks for the directions!!! :D

afu
July 18th, 2012, 06:43 PM
I love all these ideas :)

Those trainer socks which cover literally just the foot are good for putting over the bottom of muddy shoes/shoes which are being stored.

We use baby socks/slippers to put on our dogs paws when they are muddy/soggy!!

ratgirldjh
July 18th, 2012, 07:23 PM
A quick sweater for your freezing baby chihuahua. Just cut arm holes and cut one end off. I've used both the tube (when my chi was tiny) and later the foot part. If you leave a little bit of the ribbing on the foot part it will act like a turtle neck.

Sarahlabyrinth
July 18th, 2012, 11:41 PM
Let me know if it works for you Meishkamooshka.

meishkamooshka
July 18th, 2012, 11:55 PM
Let me know if it works for you Meishkamooshka.

I'll post pictures when I get a chance to try it! I have one question, though. When you roll with the sock, is the sock like flat or is it like a sock bun sock...or...?
:D

Sarahlabyrinth
July 19th, 2012, 12:12 AM
Fold the socks in half so that the toe end is against the other end , that gives you the length, then just moosh it into like a sausage shape before you roll the hair up around it as if it is a hair curler. I use 2 socks, but you probably don't need two with all your hair. So you start off with flat sock(s), fold in half, then make into sausage shape, then roll hair. :)

meishkamooshka
July 19th, 2012, 12:57 AM
Fold the socks in half so that the toe end is against the other end , that gives you the length, then just moosh it into like a sausage shape before you roll the hair up around it as if it is a hair curler. I use 2 socks, but you probably don't need two with all your hair. So you start off with flat sock(s), fold in half, then make into sausage shape, then roll hair. :)

Ahhh! That makes sense! Thank you for the clarification! I'll get on the style right away....(sadly I have no pretty flowers near me...lol)!

meishkamooshka
July 23rd, 2012, 09:12 PM
I obviously did something wrong....or perhaps I have too much hair for this particulare method...

Pics (as promised):

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Ambystoma
July 24th, 2012, 10:14 AM
Wow that looks really pretty and romantic :). Just coming in here to add my love to the sock curl bandwagon - if you use just 2, 1 on the top section and one on the bottom, and sort of twist the strands into a spiral sausage as you wrap, you get to wake up with Veronica Lake hair! :heartbeat

meishkamooshka
July 24th, 2012, 03:08 PM
Wow that looks really pretty and romantic :). Just coming in here to add my love to the sock curl bandwagon - if you use just 2, 1 on the top section and one on the bottom, and sort of twist the strands into a spiral sausage as you wrap, you get to wake up with Veronica Lake hair! :heartbeat

If you're referring to me:

Thank you! :D

sibiryachka
July 24th, 2012, 03:27 PM
I keep a few next to my side of the bed for post-friskiness cleanup. :eyebrows: Only 100% cotton ones, of course!

Ayjay
July 24th, 2012, 03:44 PM
I keep a few next to my side of the bed for post-friskiness cleanup. :eyebrows: Only 100% cotton ones, of course!

Fantastic idea




I like to use them to dust and dry the bathroom mirror.

Sarahlabyrinth
July 24th, 2012, 06:11 PM
Meishkamooshka, that looks so beautiful on you! Just lovely! Did you like the way it turned out?

Have you tried doing it without the socks, as you have so much more hair than me, you may not need the volume that the socks provide? But I still think it looks lovely on you - and such a lovely flower. If I can't find a fresh one, there are some lovely artificial ones available these days.

eezepeeze
July 24th, 2012, 06:20 PM
What a cute thread idea!

Put on the end of a broom or mop to clean ceiling fan blades, cobwebs, etc.

Makeshift boots for children: put plastic bags over their regular shoes, then put old men's socks over the whole thing, including bags and pull up over their legs...may not look too cute, but effective for kids who absolutely MUST get out and play in the snow :-) My mom used to do this all the time when I was little (we didn't have much money).

Save for "silly sock day" at children's schools

meishkamooshka
July 24th, 2012, 06:29 PM
Meishkamooshka, that looks so beautiful on you! Just lovely! Did you like the way it turned out?

Thank you! I like how it looked in pictures, but unfortunately it came out really fast. I think my hair may be too heavy or I did something wrong so it wasn't fastening very well. I do like the effect, though, especially from the side! I can see how the sock comes in handy!

sibiryachka
July 25th, 2012, 10:28 AM
Fantastic idea




I like to use them to dust and dry the bathroom mirror.

Genius! *stashes a few under the sink*

ariesfairies
July 25th, 2012, 10:45 AM
When I didn't have those special brown glass bottles for doing a rosemary oil infusion, I used a sock to cover a jar so the light couldn't get inside so much and spoil it :)