Statement Socks?

I saw a link to this article yesterday and thought it was interesting. Guys are starting to wear brighter socks? And now we’re calling them Statement Socks? It reminds me of a blog post I did back in January of 2007 about Frank and Martha socks. Back then, I identified myself as a “Martha” sock wearer. Darker, more conservative colors. After reading the article above, I have revisited the subject and find myself more in a “Frank” mode lately. Here are the last few pairs of socks I have made. What do you think?

These are the socks I probably wear most often. You know how I love blue and brown. (Biscotte & Cie in Titanic. We’ll get more of that color.)

Harris Tweed Socks The Loopy Ewe

Here’s a pair that I finished this fall and love. (New indie dyer coming to us soon. More info then!)

Basketweave Socks2 The Loopy Ewe

Another of my favorites – more lime. (Biscotte & Cie in Grincheux.)

Ribbed Socks The Loopy Ewe

As well as my rainbow socks. (String Theory Colorworks in Trifolium.)

Staccato Socks The Loopy Ewe

I need to make the second sock to this one knit in our Campfire Connections color. That color is a little more Martha, I guess. But I still think, overall, I’ve gone Frank.

How about you? Are you wearing conservative (Martha) socks or statement (Frank) socks these days?

Sheri guessingthereisroominmywardrobeforboth


  1. I am definitely a Frank! Zebra socks. Crazy socks. Red Hot Chili Pepper socks; Holey Guacamole socks. You surely get the picture…..

  2. Frank. Most definitely Frank. At the moment, they’re orange with black cats wearing neon bow ties. Because, you know, October.

  3. I have to admit that my split personality has control on different days. I’m more a Frank than a Martha most of the time but have quite a few solid colored socks that seem to have snuck into my sock drawer.

  4. my socks are almost always bright… it’s the one area of my body I can wear whatever I want and crazy colors and patterns!

  5. I have to go with the split personality as well. For the most part, I go with solids but do have some colors mostly for the fall and winter months. Who comes up with these new fangled terms anyway?! 🙂

  6. Split personality for me. It kinda depends on the situation. I dress pretty casual as accountants go, but I tend to go with Martha socks for work stuff. But, if its the weekend the brights come out.

  7. And thanks for the memory of Frank, too. I think I like either Martha or Frank, depending on the mood. I am looking forward to Martha yoga socks for Christmas?

  8. I’ve been knitting ‘bright’ socks for my husband for years. He loves them. We’ve even bought a few when we’ve found hand made ones. Granted several pairs go well with his blue jeans, but he has some really bright ones, even pink.

  9. Hmm. I think I’m a Frartha. (A little Frank and a little Martha). It depends on my mood in the morning. This week I’ve been mostly Frank. Next week, who knows! 🙂

  10. Good to see you making the second sock more often! I have to wear tall tactical boots to work as part of my uniform BUT I always have on my handknit socks. The brighter the better so I guess maybe ‘statement socks’ is as good a name as any.

  11. Ahhh…I seem to be the only true Martha in this group. I tend to wear socks in browns and blues BUT I am taken by some of the new self-striping brights. I may have to make a pair after all. I need to lighten up a bit!

  12. I haven’t knit too many pairs of socks but my taste runs to statement socks. Lots of bright colors of sock yarn in my stash. If I’m gong to take the time to knit them I want them noticed

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