Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Sock Blockers

Fellow knitters in the house, give me your opinion. Homemade sock blockers made from coat hangers. It looks to me like these could work ok, what do you think?

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10 comments:

mrpeenee said...

Oh you knitters. You have such wild, sexy jargon. Sock blockers. It sounds oooh, so dirty.

The Other Andrew said...

I know! ENVIOUS.

Cecilia said...

I'm sure it'll work fine. I have to confess I have never blocked a sock in my entire life. I just put them on my feet and walk around a bit... Always worked out OK!

Let us know if you try it.

Kerry said...

I've heard of them being used before,...can't see why they wouldn't work. Of course, if you have access to a man with marine plywood and a jigsaw, he can make the Rolls Royce version.

The Other Andrew said...

Kerry, so I should find myself a husband with Bunnings hardware account instead I think... I kind of like that idea. :)

M-H said...

I'm sure it will work, but why? I've made around 10-12 pairs of socks, and, like Celia, never blocked a one. Wash 'em in the washing machine, dry'em in the dryer and put 'em on my feet.

Maggie said...

When I block socks I just lay them flat like I do everything else. Usually I flatten the socks, and then carefully hang them to dry over the clothes rail. I've meant to try making that sock blocker thing, but it seems like it would be a bit too big and stretch them out of shape.

Quatrefoil said...

Can't say I've ever felt the need to block socks, but then I don't block anything much - mostly I just shove things into place and iron them with a steam iron on the wrong side on the wool setting. The 'not quite white' blanky might be an exception though. OTOH, you could hang your socks up using this handy storage device.

The Other Andrew said...

In truth I'd probably block them so they look better in phtotographs, and that would be the main reason. I'm sure that washing them and then drying them flat would achieve a similar end though.

Kenny said...

OH MY GOD!!!!!!! THIS IS PERFECT! Instead of spending $30 on a pair of sock blockers here's my solution! You're a freaking genius! Thank you.