RED Hearts: Sock Dreams

RED Hearts are guests posts on I Heart Daily from the authors of RED: Teenage girls in America write on what fires up their lives today. Today's RED Hearts post is from Amy Hunt, 18, of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, who writes about some amazing socks:

I've had a strange obsession rise up in recent years: socks.

I'm not just talking about a favorite pair or two. It's the entire inventory of Sock Dreams. I spend hours browsing the site, wishing that life presented more occasions when a girl -- beyond the basics -- needs to buy socks.

I found the chance recently, when, on my way to the grocery store, I slipped on a patch of ice and ripped a hole in the knee of my jeans. I can't actually stand ripped jeans, and especially not in the winter. So the second I got back to my room, I grabbed my laptop and ordered two pairs of thigh-high socks. A few days later, I had my Super Stripes and Long Cuffable Scrunchable socks.

Sock Dreams is a bit of a splurge, I'll admit -- the pairs I got were $10 and $12 (though the shipping is free if you're in the US). But when the wind chill hit below zero later that week, my feet and legs were definitely thankful. And the people who run the site give you great service, which means they aren’t going to cheat you of great socks. I even got a little handwritten thank you note!

If you don't want thigh-high socks like crazy me, they have plenty of other options, like anklets, footies and mid-calves, plus the bright, colorful tights that are hot for spring -- coming soon, on the other side of the icy patches.

RED Hearts guest poster Amy Hunt is an author of RED: Teenage girls in America write on what fires up their lives today, which was recently published in paperback.