Wordless Wednesday - Sock Eating Monster

I have always joked in my house that someone has to eat the socks. It seems that I can never find the matches for any of my children's socks. I was beginning to think I was going out of my mind until I found this....

 

I was finishing up the laundry before heading out for our conference when I opened the washing machine and this poking out of the lining between the barrel and door.  I pulled it apart to find what was all inside and below is what I found and put into the dryer:

 

Yes, indeed, someone in my house does eat socks!!

15 comments:

My name is Kristie said...

Wow, that's a LOT of socks!

Blessings Abound said...

Isn't it amazing what can hide in there?! We constantly have to check ours too for little things that go missing in the wash. Happy WW! :)

Emilie said...

Wow, that is amazing! I always say it is that darn sock gnome stealing all our socks. Maybe the "gnome" is our dryer too?

Tammy said...

Sock monster! LOL!

Anonymous said...

Rachel, when my dryer began to eat socks, or twisting my undies because some part of the fabric got pinched in the gap, it turned out that there was a problem. It turned out that the plastic spacer that holds the drum of the dryer stable was breaking down, thus putting the whole drum just a bit off center. That is how the gap developed and began to grab things. This is just something we learned over the years.

Loved seeing you in Milwaulkee. Joyce Shorter

Chadzgirl said...

oh wow may be that is where all kami's socks are!!! :) I will have to check. all though i still have an old fashion dryer but wont hurt to try. cuz truly something does eat our socks!!!

Carolyn G said...

Holy Cow! But I noticed that happens with my machine too. Once I found money!

Sarah B. said...

That happens to me too! I started putting my kid's socks in one of those mesh lingerie bags - problem solved! I'm glad you slayed the sock monster and rescued all those missing socks. :-)

dogsmom said...

You know now that I have to run and check that. Did not know things could get underneath.

Baba said...

The culprit has been caught!

Kas said...

Wow! I need to check mine!
Happy WW!
Kas

Xmas Dolly said...

I have that same Monster in my basement. Gee, yours must have cousins!! LOL And ya know, even if I buy a new Dryer it seems I always find another cousin. We need to teach them some manners not to eat our socks! LOL hahahaha

Geez, I gotta get a life.

lfhpueblo said...

My dryer doesn't have a rubber like gasket like that, so I don't have a problem like that.
Good thing too. Socks wear out too fast around this house to have them also eaten by the dryer.

chrissyb said...

so that's where they go?! I thought it got sucked out the vents!! LOL!

Anonymous said...

I still think it was Mr. Bumpy! :oP

-Hannah (your sis)-