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May 14, 2015 16:09:32   #
scottishlass (a regular here)
 
Thought you might like to know most shelters get hats , scarfs,
mitts but seldom socks


 
May 14, 2015 16:18:04   #
bevqual
 
Interesting! I never thought about that... but handmade ones are a bit tricky so perhaps that's why?

HOWEVER, we could buy like a 6 pack of sports socks or something and add those in with our has, scarves etc
May 14, 2015 17:19:22   #
jmf6406 (a regular here)
 
bevqual wrote:
Interesting! I never thought about that... but handmade ones are a bit tricky so perhaps that's why?

HOWEVER, we could buy like a 6 pack of sports socks or something and add those in with our has, scarves etc


That is a dandy idea. One can purchase a 6 pack of socks at Wal-Mart for not too much. I think I will do that.
May 14, 2015 17:53:19   #
mistymorning2
 
I knit a lot for charity and before i send my items buy socks in different sizes as i don't have the time to knit them
May 14, 2015 20:05:53   #
Jenny E
 
Oh dear. I have just finished knitting two pair of socks for charity and was a bit.. thank goodness they are done.. about them. Hmm... OK when I've finished the hat I'll do more socks..
For me socks are a bit boring, and I don't think those that are in need of them would be too fussed on lace ones.. he he..

Interesting to know about this topic though. Food for though. eh?
May 14, 2015 20:31:04   #
run4fittness (a regular here)
 
I can see going out a buy the 6 pack also. Good Idea.
 
May 15, 2015 05:56:52   #
kiwiannie
 
Interesting.
May 15, 2015 07:11:39   #
dotcarp2000
 
One church in my neighorhood gathered a lot of new men's underwear and donated them to a homeless charity .
May 15, 2015 08:39:28   #
judyr (a regular here)
 
That's a very good idea.
May 15, 2015 08:48:28   #
Marge St Pete (a regular here)
 
I don't know about other places but here in St Petersburg the homeless need them so when they are sitting on the ground they their ankles and feet don't get bit by the bugs. I would not take the time to hand knit them. They wear them without washing as they don't have anyplace to wash them. They are worn until they wear out. The plain white socks usually sold in a package at Walmart are the best.
May 15, 2015 11:27:26   #
knitismything (a regular here)
 
That is a good idea, next time I donate will include some socks. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
 
May 15, 2015 20:57:11   #
Jenny E
 
Marge St Pete wrote:
I don't know about other places but here in St Petersburg the homeless need them so when they are sitting on the ground they their ankles and feet don't get bit by the bugs. I would not take the time to hand knit them. They wear them without washing as they don't have anyplace to wash them. They are worn until they wear out. The plain white socks usually sold in a package at Walmart are the best.


I can see your logic here Marge in buying socks, it does make sense.
Perhaps I am wasting my time knitting socks, but socks are a great stash buster, ;) and I am hoping that if someone receives a pair of hand knitted socks it may just make them feel a little better as well as keeping them warm.

I have a little motto, once I give something away it is none of my business what happens to it next. (I learnt the hard way by seeing things I'd made be stuffed into the back of the cupboard never to see the light of day)

Knit or purchased, if socks are needed then, if we can, it's socks we give with a loving heart. :)
May 15, 2015 21:23:10   #
mirium
 
I just gave myself a dope slap -- socks are needed every day and wear out fast. Thanks, scottishlass, for pointing it out!
 
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