We often have 2 problems related to socks - #1 - the mismatch with no clue where the other one is; or #2 - the elastic stretches out (especially on hubby's socks - hmmmm, bet there's a link there). So my dilemma is what to do with old socks and I have a couple of ideas
1 - sock puppets - a good and time consuming craft idea for children which can followed by puppet shows for hours of free entertainment
2 - dusting - slip the old (clean) sock on your hand and it becomes a mitt without the $5 price tag of buying the name brand mitts, plus you have reduced, reused and recycled some old thing that could have been useless trash into something useful once again.
What other good uses do you have for old socks?