"I have a huge addiction to colorful socks, because when you have an opportunity to be creative, why pass it up?"—Darren Criss
Cozy socks make a huge difference in how my day goes, especially in the winter! I don't care if the socks are all the same color or style. My sock collection is as varied as the posts I write here.
The socks in this picture hold particular meaning to me. My mother gave me these socks. I think she gave them to me for my birthday one year, but can't be quite sure. She told me they were from a little shop around where she lives and they were knitted from recycled materials, that's why they don't exactly match.
I don't care if they match or not. During the gray, cold winters we have in Seattle, it's good to have a bit of color and comfort to spice things up.
There's another reason why these socks are important to me. Last year my mother came to Seattle. She had an appointment and thought she'd stay the night at our house. In the middle of the night, we had to rush her to the emergency room because she was having a gall bladder attack. In a hurry to get out the door, my mother forgot her socks!
While waiting for the nurse, she complained that her feet were freezing. I took mine off and gave them to her. They were these socks in the picture above—the ones she had given me for my birthday.
It's amazing what something as simple as a pair of socks can do for someone. At least it gave my mother a little comfort as she waited for the nurse.
Now, whenever I put on these socks, I appreciate them even more. The colors inspire me and I like that they were handmade and that there is no other pair like them in the world. (Just as there is no other mom like mine in world.)
I think cozy socks, especially colorful socks, can be inspiring, especially on a rainy, cold day like today!
Do you like cozy, colorful, plain, short or long socks? Do you have an inspiring sock story to tell?