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On blocking socks

Until Rivendell I’d never bothered to block my socks.   No need.  They look good when you pull them on & they stretch out over your feet and legs.

However, as a sample for Gwen of Craft’s Meow, Rivendell needed to look good OFF a foot.  Thus, it needed to be blocked.

I didn’t have sock blockers and didn’t quite want to spend the $ right now on some nice wood ones (there are a lot of nice ones on Etsy).

However, I did have a flexible plastic cutting board (purchased awhile ago at Trader Joe’s), that was currently only used during soapmaking, that I was willing to sacrifice.  Using the template by Little Sesame Knits, I ended up with a lone plastic sock blocker that, while not pretty, works fine.

And of course, now that I’ve seen in person just how nicely a blocked sock photographs, I want to make some more blockers.

4 comments… add one
  • MichelleB June 12, 2009, 8:16 am

    I can block the toes into a nice round shape? So your toes start out square, too?

    • StephCat June 12, 2009, 8:32 am

      I don’t think they start out square but they do have to be blocked to looked like the Rivendell ones.

  • MichelleB June 13, 2009, 8:31 am

    LOL So I AM doing something weird with my Kitchener stitch.

  • StephCat June 13, 2009, 8:39 am

    Can you post a pic on your blog & let me know when you do?

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