This is the fourth in a series of articles regarding what you can do with the plethora of socks that wind up matchless upon leaving the laundry room. Before examining things we can do to keep those remaining socks from feeling unworthy, let’s learn a bit more about socks, in general.
The township-level district of Datang in the city of Zhuji in Zhejiang Province, People’s Republic of China, has become known as Sock City. The town currently produces 8 billion pairs of socks each year, a third of the world’s sock production, effectively creating two pairs of socks for every person on the planet in 2011.
Socks are manufactured in a variety of lengths. Ankle socks extend to the ankle and are often worn casually or for athletic use. Knee-high socks are sometimes associated with formal dress or as being part of a uniform. Over-the-knee socks or socks extending higher (thigh-high) are considered as female garments today.
This list focuses on uses for single socks that are beneficial for garden and outdoor use.