Saturday, 21 November 2009

Sock blockers

I have lusted after a pair of sock blockers for ages but could never find any affordable ones (I'd rather spend the money on yarn). And then the other day I chanced upon this site where they show you how to make your own. Now when it comes to anything I have to make (knitting excluded of course) I am as ham-fisted as they come. But I decided to give it a go and here is the result:

I made 2 blockers and here are my first socks blocking.

The pattern is Sunday Swing socks and the yarn is Miami from Bendigo Woollen Mills.

I'm rather pleased with the result.


sue said...

I found the sock yarn, well at least 2 balls but I must have knit 1 of them up and ripped it out. Anyways I am sure I have another 2 balls so will let you know when I discover them. I bought sock blockers a few years ago now, nice wooden ones but I cant think of the website. Well worth the money I think.

lunaticraft said...

Well, that's just all sorts of brilliant and resourceful! The socks look great!

~ Phyllis ~ said...

Those blockers look pretty good to me.
I absolutely love that yarn. It's just so colorful.

Mary said...

How clever! I bought some plastic sock blockers not long ago, but seeing yours I might have to make some as well, the exact size I want rather than a range.

The socks are great, love the colors!!

Natalie said...

That is so incredibly cool! I'm going to have to try that out too. Beautiful socks btw.