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You might not be aware of this, but some of us like to dabble in the divinatory arts… while none of us have the natural talents of Professor Trelawney (then again, her talents are subconscious, so we might be kind of like her when her abilities aren’t manifesting), we thought it might be fun to do a general reading for the new year, using some of our fancy tools!
Ever ambitious, we thought we’d start out with scrying, or crystal ball gazing. This is thought to be one of the most difficult forms of divination, as it relies on the diviner’s ability to see images in the ball, other than the reflections of the room. Gazing into the ball, the image began to clear, and I beheld….. my own hands, magnified. This probably doesn’t mean much, except that we have a lot of room to improve on our scrying over the next year. Moving on, then.
Even if you only see your own hand while scrying, your hand could be quite the sight in Palmistry Arm Warmers from Una!
We had to try out some tasseography, or the reading of tea leaves. These days you can learn darned near anything on the internet, and that’s how we learned tasseography. After looking up instructions and a visual guide to leaf formations, we made some tea, drained the cup, gave the dregs a swirl, and dumped them out onto a napkin. Examining what was left in the cup we saw… er…. some tea leaf globules? Perhaps they represent new socks? We didn’t find any meaning for “globule” formations in the guide, so… probably socks.
Next we did a bit of light Tarot; a form of cartomancy based on Medieval playing cards. It’s a good method for beginners, as each card provides a wealth of information and symbolism to interpret. As we concentrated on the year to come, I let my hand play over the backs of the deck, until it came to rest on the card that felt right…. flipping the card, we beheld the face of Justice. This card represents the search for truth, pure impartiality and true fairness. We hope this is a good omen for the year to come, but if you’ve been naughty you might want to watch yourself!
Upcoming Tabbisocks arm warmers in oatmeal.
Having found the tarot to be a bit vague, as it often is, we decided to ask yet another source: the pendulum. A pendulum can only give “true or false” answers, and you must calibrate these responses before asking any questions. On the other hand, it’s darned hard to not get a clear answer when there are only two available! After determining the swing patterns in which the pendulum gave each possible answer, we asked it, “True or false? 2015 will be a less trying year than 2014 was.”
The answer was clear: “tralse”.
The days have grown short, the Hunter’s Moon is waxing, and Halloween has arrived. What better way to celebrate than to deface a few squash?
We gathered 25 ripe pumpkins and carved them into an abundance of geeky, pop culture references. We had several from Doctor Who, and My Neighbor Totoro, and even one from the movie Labyrinth. We had cats, spiders, and crows. There were two Cthulhu and an alien Xenomorph. We also had one or two pumpkins that were impossible to explain.
Of course you can’t have a pumpkin party without pumpkin pie, so our good friends at Waves of Grain Bakery provided us with two mouth watering varieties.
Now we’re off to cavort in the night, seeking mischief, candy, and the company of fellow sock fanatics. Happy Halloween dreamers!
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For those of you who do not know, we sponsored a fantastic cosplay contest in The Mary Sue‘s Geek Girl Headquarters at the New York Comic Con this past weekend. The time has finally come to pick the winners! Check out the finalists on The Mary Sue’s Twitter, or on their web page and cast your vote for your favorite. The choices are tough and the competition is fierce, so make your vote count.
The grand prize winner of the contest will get an amazing prize package from us including, socks, leg warmers, sock glue, the world’s best water bottle, stickers, buttons, not to mention a $50 gift card. Three runners up will also get gift cards.
If you missed out on the action and are itching to show off your socks in outfit related contests, don’t fret. We’ve got several competitions lined up in the coming months with our new Dreamer Dress Up feature. Just sign up for our newsletter and we’ll keep you posted on how you can be a winner too!
New York Comic Con is coming up quick and boy are we jealous of those of you who will be attending. There will be amazing guests, killer panels, fantastic cosplay, and…us! Now, while we won’t be there vending our wares, you’ll still get a chance to snag some sweet Sock Dreams stuff.
“How is this possible?” you may ask. Well, let me explain. NYCC is going to have an exciting new feature, hosted by TheMarySue.com. It’s called “Geek Girl HQ“, and we are going to be a part of it. This is a place where women can hang out, relax, and recharge. Recharge your cell phones, that is. There will be special appearances, musical performances, crafts, games, and a library corner. Just go to Room 1E02 in the Javits Center during the convention from October 9-12.
“What does any of this have to do with Sock Dreams?” Another very good question. Sock Dreams is sponsoring the Cosplay Contest! In Geek Girl HQ there will be a life sized frame next to a table full of props that you can use to either create a costume or augment your own. Snap a photo of yourself in the frame and tweet @TheMarySue #GGHQ to enter the contest.
“Did you say something about freebies?” Why, yes I did. Try $200 worth of sock dreams goodies. We are giving away a super Grand Prize Package to the winner of the contest. Here’s what it includes:
- 1 hand painted wooden treasure box
- 1 Sock Dreams Water Bottle in Silver
- 1 Pair of Long Cuffable Scrunchable Leg Warmers in Black
- 1 Pair of Extraordinary Striped Thigh Highs in Light Blue & Natural
- 1 Pair of Dreamy Knees in Twilight
- 1 bottle of It Stays! Body Adhesive
- 1 $50 Sock Dreams Gift Card
- 3 vintage Sock Dreams Stickers
- 3 vintage Sock Dreams Buttons
We are also giving away gift cards to three runners up. So if you are going to New York Comic Con, be sure to stop by Geek Girl HQ for your chance to win!
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