Rallying with Holy Socks 2016

Just a few days to go until the start of the 2016 ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship so thought I'd just have a look through the archive at some of the designs that Jock Armstrong and Paula Swinscoe have worn to go Rallying with Holy Socks.

Jock's had a lot more pairs than Paula, but their first design on a rally together was  "How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news."  Isaiah 52,7  on the Snowman Rally two years ago. 

This is a design with a bit of a split personality.  It's now used for Psalm 121,1: "I will lift up my eyes to the Hills" and we're working on a variation  with higher "hills" for the Isaiah version. 

Last year Holy Socks gave Jock and Paula "The Parable of the Talents" and we're sure all those Talents on the socks, including the single hidden talent,  helped them win the event. Read all about it at Matthew 25, 23

Red Holy Socks

Gentlemen, what's your favourite colour of socks?  colours@holysocks.co.uk

We try to keep a variety of colours of Holy Socks.  While most men seem to prefer black or navy, as one woman visiting the our stand once said "some men wear brightly coloured socks."  For those who do, red is often the bright colour of preference. 

So here's a pair of our current red socks - a lovely rich red for the Holy Socks which  illustrate the Parable of the Talents from Matthew 25, 14-30.  Tucked away in this story is the well know saying - not just used by Christians - "Well done, good and faithful servant" and this is the verse which we have used for the front of the leaflet.  

This is a major "not a pair of Holy Socks" with a pile of coins on each side of each sock, one each of five, ten, two and four.  What did we do with the coin the worthless servant hid?  On the size 4-7, it's hidden under the turn-over top and on the size 6-11, the single coin is on the sole of one of the socks.  A definite "not a pair of socks." 

Back in February this year, the R. Earsman Ltd/Rallying with Holy Socks crew of Jock Armstrong and Paula Swinscoe gave this design it's debut on the A.R.R. Craib, MSA Scottish Rally Championship. The Arnold Clark, Thistle  Hotels Snowman Rally is the first round and wearing the Talents, the pair proved they had enough talent to win the event, which is staged round the forests of Inverness.

At the finish, outside the Thistle Hotel, Mike Faulkner,  Peter Foy, Jock, Paula, Bruce McCombie and Michael Coutts, all ready to spray the champagne.   

At the finish, outside the Thistle Hotel, Mike Faulkner,  Peter Foy, Jock, Paula, Bruce McCombie and Michael Coutts, all ready to spray the champagne.

 

Jock and Paula showing off their Talented Holy Socks, although we seem to lost half of Paula.

Jock and Paula showing off their Talented Holy Socks, although we seem to lost half of Paula.

That's better - Paula fully restored!

That's better - Paula fully restored!

We'll be taking a look at some of our other brightly coloured Holy Socks later in the week. Meantime let us know which colour you prefer. 

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