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Water Crews • Extraordinarily Longer Elemental Thigh Highs in glacier
You are a sensitive soul Crab, and we know that your soles can be rather sensitive as well. Here are some foot liners that can give you the support you need to truly thrive in this cold, harsh world.
Super Stripes in teal and seafoam, as pictured in the Cancer zodiac sticker
Until next time,
— The Cat Lady
Chocolate/Hemp/Cream Dreamer Ruffle OTK Socks
Today we’re taking a look at our latest styles for Pride, as well as some old standards!
Last time we talked about genre nerds, but this time we want to look at socks for what many might consider the complete opposite: sports fans, or as we like to think of them, sports nerds! Because really, even if the topics might be different, the ways in which Star Wars fans and Football fans express themselves are not really all that different. Dressing up for a big event? Check. Throwing parties with your friends to celebrate the newest game/movie? Check. Obsessively memorizing stats and arguing over predictions? Check.
So today goes out to the sports nerds. You know who the best players are, and have even followed some from team to team. You were watching during the greatest victory and the most bitter defeat. You have your team’s jersey, the merchandise, the face paint. But do you have socks to match? Well, we can help with that…
Although it’s impossible to list recommendations here for every team, we do have a few specific socks for local Portland teams.
And for the big college rivals in Oregon, the Ducks and Beavers.
Our selection of striped socks also gives you a lot of options for team colors, and when in doubt, you can always layer.
Our advanced search makes it really easy to mix-and-match colors for the perfect team pride. Dreamer Brenna did a quick walk-through of the search back when we first launched it, using the color purple, but it can help you track down whatever combo you need!
If even our advanced search won’t help, always feel free to drop us a line and let us know what you’re looking for! We may be able to recommend something that didn’t come up in the search, and knowing which color combinations are in high demand will help our buyers bring in more options in the future.
Although we don’t have very many novelty sports socks, we do have a few items that are themed around specific sports.
As well as some sporty favorites for those fans that like to get in the thick of it themselves!
Hopefully we’ve got you all set to enjoy the big game (whenever it rolls around for your sport of choice). Now kick back, relax, and enjoy some snacks while you watch. Game on!
Welcome to our first lesson in sock history! While we’ve talked about socks for historical costuming (three times!) in the past, we were focusing primarily on which socks we carry that can most accurately represent much older styles of sock and stocking. Today we begin a new journey through time, but on this journey we’ll mostly be taking a look at actual sock artifacts, and the stories behind them. So, to start this series off right, let’s take a trip way, way back to the earliest surviving pair of socks…
Currently housed at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, these socks were made at some point between 250 and 420 AD. They were then excavated in the 19th century, in the burial grounds of ancient Oxyrhynchus; a Greek colony in central Egypt. Made for wear with sandals, these socks have a split-toe design, much like Japanese tabi socks. They also feature a roll top, and appear to fasten at the front of the ankle with ties.
These socks were fabricated from 3-ply wool yarn, and their fibers and brilliant red color have held up incredibly well over the years, probably due to the location of Oxyrhynchus on a canal system off the Nile, rather than on the banks of Nile itself. The area surrounding the city, which contained ancient garbage dumps and burial grounds, was gradually buried in sand, where it remained arid and undisturbed for over 1,000 years, as it wasn’t subject to the flooding of the Nile. The dry conditions preserved the artifacts of these sites, making Oxyrhynchus an important window into the ancient world.
But the most fascinating thing about these socks isn’t their tabi-style toes or long lasting red color – it’s the way they were fabricated! While they appear to have been knitted, they were actually made using a much older means of fabric creation, sometimes called “single needle knitting” or “nålebinding” as it’s known in Danish (and yes, this is what the Vikings used). This technique involves the use of a single, flat needle with an eye, akin to a flattened darning needle, and requires that the needleworker combine many short lengths of yarn together as the garment is made, unlike two-needle knitting or crochet, where one may use an indeterminate length of yarn. The fabric created is very similar to knitting, and like knitted materials, it is quite stretchy, allowing for a close fit.
While we definitely don’t have any ancient or nålebound socks, we do have some red split toe socks, if you’re interested in recreating this look! Try them in wool or fleece, or take to the internet to find modern nålebinding tutorials! We’d love to see what you create!
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