Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Odd Sock Club



There’s never a matching pair of anything around here. After tearing my hair out over this for six years, I finally decided it was easier to bring the co-ordinating world over to the dark side. So far the eldest and I have managed to sign up two non-family members to the Odd Sock Club. Every morning at three minutes before school, we have a speedy but nonetheless official meeting to compare the oddness of sockery. Stripes teamed with spots tend to prompt most exuberant high fiving.

Needless to suggest, the transition into this household has been a smooth one for this little monster. Not only is Claire’s pattern uber easy and straightforward, but he is made from ONE sock. Unfortunately the Pope will be converting to a non-Catholic religion before this one is ever likely to be reunited with his twin. Not that he’s bereft of a whole load of cheesy love.



Sock Monster pattern tested for Claire at Craft Schmaft and available for imminent purchase.

26 comments:

FWOG. A blog. By Fi and Wendy. said...

T
True story:
I was painting the laundry the other day (don't ask) and had to move the washing machine to get into one of THOSE sorts of corners. Under the machine (and how did they get there??) three odd socks. All looking terribly guilty at being found out in the midst of their escape plan.

But they weren't baring teeth, from what I could tell.
W.

Kylie said...

We have quite a collection of odd socks in this house, so I'm pretty sure one of those monsters already lives here.... somewhere! I know he's eating them, I just know it!

Karin said...

I had to laugh out loud reading the comments above this one. :-)

That sock monster looks cute. And just like everyone else (except my mother. Somehow my mother never has this problem. But those genes she somehow forgot to give to me) I have plenty of odd socks lying around here. So I already see some monsters growing!

One Flew Over said...

I made two of these babies on the weekend but have to say yours look 1000 times better than mine ;)

Nikki Cardigan said...

It looks like your lone stripy sock monster has found another stripy monster to pair up with!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

I see that Toddler has found her soulmate and hope they'll be very happy together . Impressive teeth !Sonata .

Sandrine said...

The sock monster must come and chew on our socks quite regularly here...Lovely cheese smiley photo...I see it is tried and adopted kind of look :)

CurlyPops said...

Now that is gorgeous! I'm going to have to start losing socks just so I have an excuse to make sock monsters.

said...

oh my! i could make tons of socks monsters because i seem to only have non matching socks myself:(

Gina said...

Must say my own version is looking terribly bourgeois in comparison to yours. He just needs a tie and briefcase. Yours is trippy! Love it.

Cath from chunkychooky said...

I am going to sound rather anal when I reveal this but I have NEVER worn socks that don't match- I could not cope with them feeling different on my feet...different thicknesses and lengths it would drive me to distraction!!!!
Chef on the other hand I don't think has ever worn a pair that DO match... I shake my head in disbeleif at how insane it would make me feel for the day...hmmmmmmmm I may start my own club for the anally retentive sock matchers....

My Love is..... said...

awesome!! we are card carrying odd sock club members too.

Stephanie said...

Now that all adults live in my house I'm not as likely to had the odd sock issue. However when my kids were little that was a different story. Your post made me smile and remember a book my kids love (and me too) call the Sock Snatchers...it's about what happens to the socks that disappear.

cindy said...

adorable sock monster! i have always wanted to make something from my old socks, but i am not exactly crafty enough to make a sock monster...

Tammy James said...

that sure is one gorgeous sock monster!

clare's craftroom said...

Alright I'll confess , I always wear odd socks , always and deliberatly too ! Sad I know but I've done since my teens .

m.e (Cathie) said...

..you make me :)!

PaisleyJade said...

Very cute... and we have the same problem here with missing socks!!

Cheeky Little Monsters said...

What a gorgeous cheeky grin!

suesueb said...

so adorable! the girl and the monster!!

Christina Lowry said...

The sock monster is brilliant! He looks so excited to be hanging on the line with the other socks...

wonder if you can make them out of baby socks, because some how some of them have gone missing...

:)

floortje said...

the same here, we never seem to manage to keep socks together and end up with lots of single socks...great idea!! will try this one!

Stephanie and Carlos said...

Yay... you tested the pattern for Claire... me too!! Your's looks like the Daddy to my little guy...hehe.

Xo Steph

kellyi said...

I started with odd socks. Now I have odd bedding.

At present I have three different sets gracing my bed. They co-ordinate, a bit.

I blame crazy nan. She doesn't trust "people that match".

Madeline said...

Oooo..that's scrumptiously cute!

PottyMouthMama said...

You are one cool lady. Now that you've outed your Odd Sock Club, I want to be you. So cool. So funny.