It probably sounds silly but I am sort of puzzled about the use of beautiful, colourful socks that so many people make. I come from a country with cold winters and from my childhood I only knew very thick wool socks one would wear with heavy boots. Or cute but still thick children socks to walk on the cold floor.
Some of the socks I see here and on Ravelry are so delicate and pretty, it's a pity to cover them with any kind of shoes
Plus, the colours are so rich that the rest of the outfit needs to be very plain, almost like a canvas
I get the 'retro chic' and 'crunchy mama' looks that are pictured in magazines but I am yet to see them on real people. Or they just wear them at home, enjoying a cup of coffee on the deck?
The actual reason for asking -- turned out, I enjoy making socks and they make an unusual gift. So it would be helpful to imagine how those socks would be used in real life.