Socks should be sold in lots of three instead of in pairs to provide people more use of their “favorite set”. Since it is not likely that idea will catch on, this will be the first in a series of articles about how to best use those single socks left over after one’s washing machine does who knows what to its mate.
In what has become a mystery almost as intriguing as that of the Bermuda Triangle, socks seem to disappear into the thin air somehow – if the washing machine doesn’t eat them, then the dryer must have. The day after you decide to toss away that singleton, the other sock often magically reappears, leaving you, once again, with a sock without a match.
For years, leftover socks have been given names such as matchless, solo, oddball, stray and, perhaps worst of all, worthless. Bestselling author Cynthia L. Copeland, with the assistance of Anya Lewis, feels these socks have been misaligned for years and are deserving of more respect than they get. They co-authored a book, Lost Sock! 200 Clever Ways to Use Your Single Socks in which they share better endings for single socks than the trash bin.
This will be the first in a series of lists regarding how you can resuscitate those single socks. Your dogs will enjoy the results.