My kids have a dreadful habit of walking in the front door and instantly removing their shoes and socks. Which is not so fine with me now that winter is here. I reckon I’d stand a better chance of getting them to keep their socks on if I offered them a Lamington!
Yep, that’s right, a Lamington. But not the sickly-sweet chocolate, jam and coconut kind. More the keep-your-tootsies-toasty-warm type. Have you ever seen such spectacular sets of socks?
I have a total thing for stripes, so I’d adore these socks for all their stripey brilliance even if they were made from the cheapest nylon going. Happily, they are not. Lamington socks are made in New Zealand using fine Merino wool, so they’re as soft as little lambs and just as cute. They’re knee-high too, so they’ll keep legs AND toes warm as toast.
There are thirteen different striped socks in all manner of colour combinations, including the eye-catching Red Rainbow, in the Lamington inventory. More conservative kids might prefer the cable design, available in black, marle grey or navy and perfect for pairing with school uniforms. There is also a sweet smattering of spots with Cherry Pop.
Socks are available in sizes to fit from newborn all the way to a size 3 foot (that’s the average shoe size of a seven-year-old, by the way). Prices start at $12.95 a pair and Lamington will deliver their glorious socks anywhere in the world for an extra $4. You can also find them at various Australian stockists, including A Branch of Tree Top in Melbourne and The Little House on Rose in Wee Waa.