Today we honor all the socks that are no longer with us.
Welcome to National Lost Sock Day, the one day a year when we commemorate those pesky socks that somehow never seem to make it through the laundry alive. History might not have recorded the precise moment when National Lost Sock Day came into existence, but it’s no surprise that such an occasion has captured the hearts and minds of people around the world. We all know the struggle of searching for that one missing sock, never to be seen or heard from again.
So where do all those missing socks go?
Conspiracy theories abound, but here are some of our favorite:
1. The sock monster exists and feeds off stray socks.
2. Missing socks travel through a wormhole to another dimension.
3. Socks are consumed by the washing machine gods, never to return.
4. Mismatched socks are disappearing into the Bermuda Triangle of the laundry room.
On National Lost Sock Day, there are a multitude of fun and quirky traditions you can partake in. Use single socks to make a sachet for your drawers and closets. You can make can and bottle koozies, cat toys, sock puppets, and even ice pack covers. The possibilities are endless.
On a serious note, did you know socks are the number one requested item in homeless shelters? Bombas sock company donates one pair of socks to a homeless shelter for every pair sold.
Today we bring three sapphic books with characters who are homeless as a reminder how important it is to donate unwanted articles to those who need them. Let’s all pull together to make the world a better place for all.