A $10,000 Sock

Would anyone like to buy a $10,000 sock?
In response to the bad news (she didn’t win the IL Powerball Lotto on Saturday), I set up an Etsy shop for my sister. She won’t be able to quit her job just yet, but in the meantime if the Etsy shop takes off she can work from home, selling her handknit socks. $20,000 a pair. Okay, I kid, I kid, I didn’t actually set up an Etsy shop for my sister. She really does make awesome handknit socks, and I am the proud owner of two pairs. Those are some of the pairs she’s knitted up, in the mock etsy shop image above. I just doctored up this image because of a story she told me.

She made some socks for a friend and the friend’s husband was so amazed at her skill that he said she should sell them. The thing is, to make it worth it for her, and for how long it takes her to finish them, she said she’d have to sell each sock for $10,000. That cracked me up. $10,000 for ONE sock! I’d like to meet that customer. I didn’t have any pictures of just one sock, so the listings were pairs for $20,000. I am kind of making myself laugh just imagining the heart attack she is going to have when she begins to read this post and thinks I actually set up an Etsy shop for her. Yes, I’m evil, but I hope she also gets a kick out of it :D


Hi, I'm Robyn and I was Hatched from a Kinder Surprise Egg. Graphic Designer by day, Maker of things by night. I have worked as a graphic artist professionally since I was 16 years old. Went on to get my Bachelors of Art from NIU. I like to share my Artwork online at flickr.com/photos/robayre and on my own personal website http://www.robayre.com. I also have an online shop http://www.robayre.etsy.com where you can find more of my "crafty" sorts of things, as well as a random piece of artwork here and there. Oh, and I'm also an occasional contributor to Artomat (artomat.org).

4 thoughts on “A $10,000 Sock

  1. Thanks for the laugh. I definitely need it today!! And just in case…if there’s anyone out there that that really is interested in a 10k sock, let me know and I’d be happy to oblige. ;)

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