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April 20, 2005



Would Wear Them:
Sanjay Gupta, Ellen DeGeneres, Jeff Probst, Uma Thurman, David Arquette, Tony Danza, and Drew Barrymore.

Wouldn't Wear Them:
Nicole Kidman, Anderson Cooper, My Dad, Howard Stern, Maria Schriver, and Courtney Cox.


I think, that if gifted with a pair of handmade socks, several people would be gracious enough to wear them in public. Oprah Winfrey and Nicole Kidman, would fall into that category. Not that she deserves such loveliness, but Martha Stewart might; she wore that god awful poncho didn't she?

Would: Hulk Hogan, Paul James The Gardener Guy, Natalie Merchant
Would not: Peter Jennings, Dr. Phil, Natalie Portman, Paula Zahn

MaryB in Richmond

Would wear them: Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, Mel Gibson, Hugh Grant, John Paul II, Frazz, every knitter on earth

Wouldn’t wear them: Anthony Hopkins, Benedict XIV, Dilbert, all the men in my life

I have this feeling I'm going to start thinking of this while I'm going about my life! Watch the new: Oh, he would; no, she wouldn't. Meetings at work: Oh, no wonder he's such a blowhard! He wouldn't wear them.

This could cause unexplained and inappropriate giggling....


Mr. Darcy may have worn handknit socks, but Elizabeth Bennet, to be sure, would have said that she knits "very ill indeed". BTW, Audrey Hepburn had great style, but also was very sensible; I think she would have loved to snuggle her feet into a cozy pair of your socks--just not in public!

Who would:
Colin Firth (not sure, but I want to believe), David Byrne, Bono, Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Debra Winger, Ethan Hawk.
Who would not:
Most men I know, including my husband.


I say ...someone should knit up some socks (not me b/c I've never made a pair) and send them to Oprah to see if she would wear them. Then we can take out bets in yarn to see if she does. I'm sure we could get a whole "Knitting is the new yoga" show out of her too!

Who would:
Rachel Ray, Orlando Bloom, Sarah Jessica Parker (what won't she wear ?!?!), Katie Couric, my sister (she has a sock fetish -seriously!)

Who wouldn't:
Will Smith, Dan Rather, the Hilton sisters, Tyra Banks, Marey Carey, Halle Berry, Donald Trump

Miz Booshay

Who wouldn't: Regis, Rufus Wainwright,Alex Trebek

Who Would: Kelly, Neil Young, Meredith Veriha.


I bet if someone would knit Oprah a pair of socks out of say, Regia Silk, or some really nice, fancy-sounding sock yarn she'd wear them. They may possibly end up on her favorite things show.
My family (kids, siblings, parents, nieces/nephews, etc.)all wear hand-knit socks, made by the only knitter in family: me.
Who else would: Tyne Daly, Brad Pitt (he seems like the type of guy to support his girl), Drew Barrymore, Mary-Kate, Matthew McConaughey (maybe nothing else?), Ashton Kutcher, Robin Williams
Who would not: Regis, Britney's guy, JLo, Nicolette Sheridon, Paris Hilton, P. Diddy, Catherine Zeta Jones, Mariah Carey


Of course you have now "ruined" tv watching forever. I'll always be thinking, "Would he? Wouldn't she?" What a fun thing to speculate about!

Of course everyone I could think about off the top of my head has already been mentioned. I'll have to think some more.


What kind of yarn is that?


It's Regia 4 fadig Mini Ringel Color...


This was fun Wendy girl. I too will be looking at people in a completely different light. Stacy's other half sold golf clubs to George Clooney this morning. I'm guessing that George would wear handmade knitted socks. :-) I'm thinkin it's high time I learned how to knit a pair of socks.


Would - Woody Allen. Wouldn't - Quentin Tarantino.

Would - Jewel. Wouldn't - Gwen Stefani.

Would - John Paul Stevens. Wouldn't - Antonin Scalia.

Would - Debbie Gibson. Wouldn't - Kylie Minogue.

Would - Rachel Ray. Wouldn't - Giada deLaurentis.

Would - Bill Self. Wouldn't - Roy Williams.


This just makes me wonder about how many people have sent off knitted goodies to celebs. I think it would be so cool to work for one of those celeb mail agencies and see all the swag fans send.

If I ever knit a pair of socks, I think I will send them off to a celebrity I like just to say I did.


I'm with you on Oprah. That little Dakota Fanning was on her show, and she gave Oprah a hand-made scarf - she barely even put it over one shoulder, let alone around her neck!

Toby Maguire (would)
Woody Harrelson (would)
Pierce Brosnan (wouldn't)
Alicia Silverstone (would)
Will Farrell (would)
Jimmy Fallon (wouldn't)

Purly Whites

It's the new "Who would you do?"!

Would: Jennifer Garner, Carrie Fisher, Jennifer Aniston, and Matt Damon.

Wouldn't: John Stewart (why John, why!), Victor Garber, disagreeing with a previous poster, Hugh Grant, and Tom Cruise.

MaryB in Richmond

Oh, Connie, you are so right: George Clooney would. I am, in fact, tempted to make him a pair just to prove it.

And, you know, deliver them personally....


Yeah, I know...I thought the same thing about George Clooney. He would be the perfect sock-wearin' man!

MaryB...if you make a pair, I think I have a way to get them to him. Connie says her son-in-law sold some golf clubs to him, so I wonder if he'll be in the shop again soon. Hey, there's an idea. Let's all go hang out at Connie's son-in-laws's golf shop!


First I have to say "hey" because I just found your blog and it's fantastic! Well anyways,

Would: Zach Braff, Jay from Project Runway, Avril Lavigne

Wouldn't: Carson Kressley (unless they were made of cashmere), Lindsey Lohan, Mischa Barton, Chad Michael Murray

Steph VW

hmmmm... ok, I'm Canadian, so here's my perspective on Canadian personalities who would or would not:

Would: Avril, Sarah McLachlan, Sloan, Randy Bachman, Randy Hawkins, Jeff Healey, Sam Roberts, Neil Young, Pierre Trudeau

Would Not: The Barenaked Ladies, Diana Krall, Jim Carrey, Linda Evangelista, Bryan Adams, Pamela Anderson, Paul Anka, Michael Buble


Arnold Schwarzeneger (would)
Sylvester Stallone (wouldn't)
Colin Firth (I'd like to think he would too)
Hugh Grant (wouldn't)
Aretha Franklin (would)
Whitney Houston (wouldn't)
Bruce Willis (would)
Demi Moore (wouldn't)
Me (would)
My mom (wouldn't)


Would: Leisha Hailey, Barack Obama, Patti Smith, Daniel Day-Lewis, Noam Chomsky, Keith Richards.

Wouldn't: Mike Bloomberg, Condeleeza Rice, Ben Affleck, the Olsen Twins, Mick Jagger.


Jon Stewart MIGHT, if you spelled his name right! ;-)

He might anyway... He has a baby at home, which tends to turn men into softies! I bet he'd put handknit booties on the baby.


nicole richie would wear them. paris hilton would not.
robin would wear them. batman would not.
edina would wear them. patsy would not.


oh man, i so disagree with a lot of your posters. anyway, i think martha stewart would wear homemade socks, especially if a fellow inmate had made it for her and she could milk them for tons of publicity.


ha ha! You are SO right! That Martha, she's got it goin' on, doesn't she?!

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