Thursday, February 19, 2015

Repairing Socks

Because, why not? Let's face it, clothes are expensive. Especially when you consider how much money you pay for socks. I'm not talking about gimmicky, rainbow striped socks or socks with sharks printed on them, I'm talking about functional socks that you wear day-to-day. For as little fabric as you are buying, it seems as though an exorbitant amount of money is being paid. All for a piece of fabric that cushions your feet from the inside of your shoe, and wicks sweat away from your feet. Willie is very hard on socks, as he wears boots nearly every day. Steel-toed work boots during the week, and slip-on boots around town and in the yard on weekends. His socks end up with all sorts of holes in the toes. That's just how it goes.
Rather than spend tons of money replacing them every time a toe escaped, he figured it would be a good idea to repair them. The first several times he sewed them up himself, however, I have recently been pitching in on the good fight. It's not that hard, and you can even multi-task! While I'm sitting in the recliner watching William Shatner tell me about all sorts of strange goings-on in this cooky world we live in, I'm sewing up socks. It takes very little effort, and even if it only gets a few more weeks of wear out of a pair, I think it's worth it. Remember, saving pennies adds up!