Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Lonely Socks Club

One pretty pale blue ladies Bridgedale sock seeks solemate ....

Brilliantly inventive blogger Alan Burnett, a long-time blog friend of mine at 'News from Nowhere', has been pondering the plight of those odd socks that seem to accumulate wherever there are feet.  He has now unveiled a digital innovation for helping to solve this worldwide and growing problem.  He says:

"I have established a new organisation which will be known as NNOSE (News From Nowhere Orphan Sock Exchange) and which henceforth will be dedicated to reuniting orphaned socks, wherever they may be."

The idea is to post a picture of your lonely sock, in the hope that someone, somewhere in the world, will have its mate. (See this link).  I think this could get off the ground in a big way!  Not usually one of the first footers when it comes to a new idea, nevertheless I here advertise my own lonely little thing.  Any matches out there?

Mind you, most of the people hot-footing it to this new link seem to have households of many feet (and mostly male).  I am slightly worried...  There's only me here, and I'm quite organised, not one for losing things.  I have another pair of identical blue socks so I am wondering if, rather than having LOST a sock, I have in fact GAINED a sock...  yes, I think they might be breeding!

If you are interested in uniting any lurkers you may have, try these links for further sock possibilities:
     Betsy at My Five Men

(oh and by the way, read their blogs too, as they are also brilliant!)

SOS - Save Our Socks!


  1. jennyfreckles - so close! It's the right colour, but not the right sock. Does that read, "Bridgedale"?
    Adding you to my reader and following you now.

    Thanks for the shout out!


    P.S. Come back and do my meme!

  2. SOS = save our socks!!! LOL! Oh, that's so funny!

    Awww...and such a pretty lonely blue one it is, too!

  3. This must be a Saltaire sock. I have nothing like this in my collection. Thanks for joining the crusade (and thanks for introducing me to your other blog).

  4. Your photos are quite stunning. When you visit, please bring your camera. The reason John Denver sang, "...almost heaven, West Virginia" in his song. "Country Roads", is because West Virginia is next door to Kentucky.

  5. What a wonderful cause! We must all take up the banner and help orphaned socks everywhere. Gaining a sock--this could be serious!

    I see that you are interested in photography! You might enjoy my blog:

    Every day I post photographs of glorious vistas, charming close-ups, videos, recipes, and interesting tidbits of life in Great Britain for the pleasure of Britophiles and photo-enthusiasts everywhere!