I’ve seen three socks and five socks in a package entitled “mix and match” I remember purchasing two five packs of the same prints so that I would have mates. Selling socks by odd number seemed more foreign to me than mismatching.
They actually work out perfectly for Jenna, who doesn’t pay much attention to whether they are even the same length or color. I think she started a fad when she wore her mismated owl socks that I mention in this post
So I’m sorting socks this morning and since the Joe Boxer socks can be mated with whatever I decide that I can mismatch whatever other socks I can’t find mates for. I tried to make mine match but took all the left over printed socks and mated them by length and didn’t worry about the print. I put all of the foreign pairs into Jenna’s drawer. And she’ll not even care.
She decided to turn the mismatched solids into sock puppets. I caught her drawing on an outgrown sock (very white and clean) with a marker and decided to give her most of the solid ones I’ve had around for some time but have still not found mates for.
She had quite the creative and artistic mind. When she was three, she decided to make knee and elbow pads out of socks. Her mind never stops thinking of ways to invent and recycle. I LOVE my little girl.