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As the 100th edition of Le Tour de France  rolls through the French countryside this month I’m paying close attention to what’s on the rider’s feet. (Product research, you know…) I thought I’d share with you a few of the men’s ultra-light cycling socks designed by Poppy Gall Design Studio for Darn Tough.

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There’s still time this ski season to perk up your sock wardrobe with these cheerful ski socks created by Poppy Gall Design Studio for Vermont-made Darn Tough Socks. Made of 67% merino wool for warmth and comfort, 33% nylon for strength and 3% Lycra for stretch and recovery these socks will keep your feet warm and comfy. Plus, they are guaranteed for life. That means if you wear them out, Darn Tough will replace them, no questions asked!

 

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Check these items out at Title Nine!

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The Shoe Horn Boutique will be celebrating the launch of Darn Tough Vermont’s newest line of wool socks, designed by Poppy Gall Design Studio tomorrow evening April 7 between 5:00 and 7:00.  I will discuss my design and color inspiration for the Spring 2011 collection.

Ric Cabot of Cabot Hosiery, makers of Darn Tough Socks, will talk about the process of making Darn Tough socks locally in his nearby Northfield, Vermont sock mill.

The party is free and open to the public so bring your friends! Enjoy refreshments and music, and enter a raffle to win a free pair of Darn Tough Socks.

The Shoe Horn (one of my favorite shops!) is next to Onion River Sports on Langdon Street in Montpelier, VT. Here are a few pictures of my best selling design for spring called “Good Witch”. You’ll need to stop by tomorrow evening to see them all! Hope to see you there!

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Who would have thought that sock monkeys have been around for over 100 years? The first sock monkeys were made from Red Heel® socks made by the Nelson Knitting Mill in Rockford, Illinois. The red heels inspired the distinctive monkeys mouth. The monkeys became so popular that instructions for making them have been included with each pair of Red Heel® socks since 1920.

Who would have thought that beloved sock monkeys have been around for over 100 years? The first sock monkeys were crafted from Red Heel® socks made by the Nelson Knitting Mill in Rockford, Illinois. The red heels inspired the monkey’s distinctive mouth.

The stuffed primates became so popular that instructions for making them have been included with each pair of Red Heel® socks sold since 1920.

I cruised around the internet and found some designers who’ve monkeyed around to come up with some pretty imaginative stuff…

The monkey that started it all…


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Minneapolis designer Rebecca Yaker of Hazel and Melvin’s Room conceived of this crazy silly monkey dress. I wonder if it’s itchy?

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A sock monkey cuff would be a nice addition to any wardrobe…


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Or Rebecca can knit up a custom sock monkey dress like this one for you for a mere $1,500. (I don’t think I’ll be ordering one anytime soon!)

Click here for directions for making sock monkeys. For more things related to sock monkeys click here.

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The original Red Heel® sock

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