OF (removing his elastic-sided boots): I'm going to have to get rid of these boots.
TAPH: Really? Why?
OF: They've stretched and are a bit too loose.
TAPH: Can't you take them into RM Williams' and have them fixed?
OF: I could ... or ...
OF (smiling winsomely): Or I could wear thicker socks.
TAPH: Ahh (realisation dawns). Well there goes the 5ply stash.
Simple Socks by Sarah Golder, Yarn issue 5, Jan. 2007 in recycled 5ply crepe, knitted on 2.75mm dpns.
*Perspex - twice as thick (socks & me) and just as see-through (old joke)