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Thursday, April 4, 2013

My Favorite Things: Knee Socks

If you happen to run into me on the street, be it winter or even in summer, you will look down and see these…

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Knee socks.

That blue pair in the photo? I have at least two pairs.  I also have several others that are white, cream, black, dark blue, etc.  Most of my socks I got at Wal-Mart and 99 Cents Only Store. Wal-Mart usually sells them for about $2 and then clearances them about this time of year.  99 Cents Only Store socks are always $1 and I frequently see them for sale throughout the whole year. The problem is their socks are prone to pilling, wash very gently.  I wear my knee socks almost everyday of the week, and in all weather.  I just think they are so cute, and very useful.  On cold days they obviously keep my legs warm.  And sunny days they actually help protect my legs from the effects of the sun, something many people don’t seem to think about much.  I remember reading somewhere that the back of the leg at the calf is a common place for skin cancer to appear in women.  If I remember the source I’ll post it.  The reasoning is that that area does get a lot of exposure to the suns rays, just like your nose, cheeks, and shoulders.  However, most people aren’t as careful about applying sunscreen there, same goes for the neck and chest area which definitely show the effects of sun, but that’s going way off topic.  The point is that wearing knee socks year-round make sense, plus it’s still fun. 

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