Ok, so you've had your sock board up for about a month now, right? And it is like a miracle, I know. But I am guessing that, miracle of miracles not withstanding, there are several singleton socks up there still patiently awaiting their reunion with their mates. Sadly, for an unfortunate few, there will be no reunion (seriously now, where do they go?!) So for those poor lonely widows and widowers I have done one more Simple Fix to help put those socks to good use, Cherry's Comet Dog Throw (I just made that up. What do you think?) This project works great with athletic socks, especially the long soccer/baseball variety (of which we have singles in every color...) Again, not much of tutorial here but they put directions on a soup can so who am I to judge? Ok, so for this project you will need:
- a lonely singleton sock crew length or longer
- a soft baseball or heavy-ish rubber ball (a tennis ball will also work if your sock is not too long)
- a rubber band (optional)
First, put your ball in your sock all the way to the toe then and add a rubber band (or tie a knot). Take it outside (with your dog), spin it like crazy and let go. Bingo! A fun game of catch without having to touch a slimey ball!
And look how happy your dog will be...
Ok, so if a dog toy is not your thing (maybe you have a cat and that's ok), feel free to browse through this list of other clever ideas. Pure genius, I say...
Bean Bags (scroll down. This same idea could work for a cat toy. Just use catnip instead of beans.)
Sock Monkey (this one requires two socks but they don't have to match!)
Sock Babies (again requires two socks)
Sock Bunny (again!)
Sock Bunnies, Chicks & Eggs (next Easter you'll be ready!)
And check it out, here's a whole book dedicated to sock crafts!
Now you can really cull that sock wall. I'd love to hear any more ideas (or see pics) if anybody has them!