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Etsomnia™ 304: Let’s Talk About Socks


Etsom·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. The surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.) 3. An excuse for me to be an obnoxious, snarky New Yorker once per week.

Be they creative, funny, rude, lewd, weird, ugly, or unexpected, socks come in all varieties, and Etsy, of course, has some of the best and worst.

This week, I was at something of a loss for my Etsomnia™ theme, so I asked Beloved. Her response? Socks. She has gotten into the creative, colorful, funny socks thing over the last few years (and can I just say thank heaven! She’s impossible to shop for, and at least this gives me something I know I can get her.) I confess I wasn’t expecting much, but I found some really fun (and terrible) options! Success!

For more Etsy fun, check out all my weekly Etsomnia™ posts!

“Sexy” wool stockings. Unless there’s a fetish I don’t know about (always a possibility), there’s nothing sexy about this.
(Adult) female empowerment socks! What a fun idea! By MulberryandGrand
Etsy, putting the “uh-oh” into OOAK.
I’ve heard of tube socks, but boob socks?
Perfect for the goat farmer in your life! By zach26
Are you concerned that your human-shaped ankles and feet are just too attractive? These socks with built-in cankles should fix that problem!
These are so beautiful, I don’t even mind the open-toed booties! By Socksfootlesssandals
These are great in theory, but there’s too many words. Who, exactly, is taking the time to peer at your socks for enough time to read all this?
I particularly like how mortified these socks look.
My feet have felt like this, especially after the treadmill! By SocksandSmile
I’ll bet you thought at least socks would be free from the weird application of sparkly shit, right? Surprise!
While not technically socks, these spats are totally cute! By TheGlamBox
Seems like the knit wits have been at it again!
According to the maker, these things “work equally well as leg or arm warmers.” I would agree with that.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

10 thoughts on “Etsomnia™ 304: Let’s Talk About Socks

  1. Most of them are really cute. You guessed it, I buy my socks at Walmart and all of them are just socks. Living in Florida, the USA About this time of the year the socks stay in the drawer. Hal

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  2. Oh. Oh dear . . .

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  3. What an absolutely awesome post!! I’ve been browsing blogs, Twitter, whatever, trying to find something fun, entertaining, positive, with no luck, so this was fabulous! I love fun socks but I never wear them.. unless they’re knitted socks that you wear to be warm (and I have lots of them that my mother made so can’t get more). But anyway, those beer glass socks are the best! I so love them! I almost want to get some for a friend now. The pink-purple ones with ears and teeth are lovely too. Thanks for sharing some cheer!

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  4. These are great, thanks for the laugh this morning! 🤣😁

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  5. My husband stuffs socks into everyone’s stockings at Christmas. He spends a lot of thought and time on picking out just the right pair for each person. I have quite a collection now and get comments on them almost every time I wear them.

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