The Sockman and Me: Encounters With a Friendly Neighborhood Fetishist

Recently, my sister forwarded me a picture taken of me in the summer of 1986. I'm standing in front of my parents' pool, holding out a fish I had caught earlier that day. I have one hand on my hip and I'm leaning to the side so as to keep the fish up. What most struck me about the picture were my socks. They cover my… » 4/02/15 10:45am 4/02/15 10:45am

Worth It: Athletic Socks So Comfy, You'll Forget You Have Feet

Much unlike many a magazine editor who recommends you buy all sorts of crap that they most likely got for free, your Jezebel staff doesn't get jack shit (other than books, unsolicited). And that's how it should be. But on our own time, in our personal lives, we still buy stuff. So this is Worth It, our daily… » 10/21/11 4:30pm 10/21/11 4:30pm

Competitive Knitters Battle To The Death In "Sock Wars"


Ever heard of Sock Wars? It's a knitting competition the Wall Street Journal describes as "the bloodiest extreme knitting tournament ever". Here's how it works: Players knit a pair of socks and mail them to their assigned "targets"; if a player happens to receive a pair of socks in the mail before he/she finishes,… » 12/17/07 12:30pm 12/17/07 12:30pm