Surely, you remember the sock post. I mean, how could you forget? Memorable it was ... well to me anyway.
I wrote about why I needed long socks and about the problem of them shedding their substance wherever I trod.
With regard to that (I could just type WRTT, but then I'd have to explain it), Joanne commented: "You do need a new brand. If your socks shed they are knit from reprocessed wool; old wool clothes ground up and respun. All the short fibers fall out. Look for virgin merino. They will last for years."
Now this is all well and good, but I had no idea where to get such creations.
Meanwhile, I just binned another pair yesterday that had worn through on the soles. As I asked previously, how could they not [wear out] when they are forever leaving bits of themselves wherever I tread?
That [trashing a pair] wasn't so terrible because they were last winter's socks, so I knew they were living on borrowed time anyway. But then my toe wore through on a this-year pair.
Now part of this is likely my fault. Perhaps I let my toenails get too long, like that time that I inadvertently stabbed Sue's leg with my toe in bed one night and caused bleeding. But still ... I do not commonly put my toes through any socks, even one's which I've worn for years.
Alright John, you're losing the thread of your yarn (or so, ahem, to speak), so get back to spinning this woolly narrative, boy.
Here's what I am getting to in my own good time. Sue saw from an online ad that a local shop had long, quality socks in stock.
They're mohair, supposedly warm, although they are not terribly thick (but that's okay because folks tell me that I'm a little thick), and they are expensive. They are three times more expensive that one type that I currently own. The other type I am not sure of their durability yet, but they are almost twice as expensive as those.
Still if they last four times longer, I willing to foot the bill as it were.