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Strawberry protector

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Take one of those funny pairs of socks with individual toes knitted in. White cotton I think would be best.

Cut neatly across the sock just behind the toes, so that all five toes remain joined by a small amount of fabric.

Take 5 strawberries graded by size and place one into each of the resultant pockets.

pocmloc, Jul 24 2013


       Take one of those unworn funny pairs of socks
not_morrison_rm, Jul 24 2013

They are never white..usually funny coloured, too.
xandram, Jul 24 2013

       5 berries and a free sock ? Catchy merchandising!
popbottle, Jul 25 2013

       *sock may be mutilated, incomplete, or otherwise unwearable.
pocmloc, Jul 25 2013

       Fruit hammock.
calum, Jul 25 2013

       For the more macho, a black kevlar strawberry bandoleer
not_morrison_rm, Jul 25 2013

       Modern strawberries don't need protection. They could be used as bullets if they weren't too mutationally huge to fit down the barrel.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 26 2013

       Includes small false moustache and dark glasses for strawberries entering witness protection program.
not_morrison_rm, Jul 27 2013

       This idea is very bizarre. Me thinks. And not in such a good way.
blissmiss, Jul 27 2013

       What happens to the remaining sock? Does it just linger on, unable to accept the mutilation of its partner? Does it hide for endless years behind the washing machine, creeping out as every spin cycle begins, hoping to catch a glimpse of five knitted toes?   

       Does it peer out from behind the drain hose as the machine is emptied, day after week after year, not letting itself believe that it will never again see its partner? Does it dream of the long summer days spent folded against its soulmate in the safety of the sock drawer?   

       To you, it's a novelty five-strawberry holder. To a washed-out, demented and fading piece of knitwear it was a partner.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 27 2013

       No, silly, you snip it the same and have a pair of strawberry protectors.
pocmloc, Jul 28 2013

       Frankly, I don't know how you sleep at nights.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 29 2013

       Those socks are more comfortable with the toes cut off anyway, and you don't have to concern yourself with proper footedness.   

       A misnomer methinks, the strawberries have little protection encased in sock toes. It's more an enabler of strawberry association, a quintet of berries held as one.   

       We'll need a new word for this strawberry gang of five in the book of fruit and vegetable collectives.   

       Graded by size, you say, hence we must conclude the berries will be placed in sock toes accordingly. Will the big berry be the captain of the team? Must it be?   

       I hesitate to suggest the correlated raspberry/glove-finger gizmo you might create, with its five-berries-per-digit capacity. It might best left be for another time.
tatterdemalion, Jul 29 2013


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