Can I just tell you how incredibly pleased I am with these sock blockers? For many many years I used homemade sock blockers. They worked ok, but it was slow going on the drying process as these were made out of vinyl placemats and they held water. Then I upgraded to plastic sock blockers. That worked ok too, but my house is a bit chaotic sometimes and certain members of my family maybe don’t put the same importance upon sock blockers as I do. (Not that I’m blaming anyone) So the plastic broke. I still used them, easing the wet sock over the broken pieces and trying not to snag the inside of the knitting. Finally, one day at work, I “splurged” on these metal frame sock blockers. They have the nice hanger end – with the end piece covered so as not to cause problems with knitting that might be stored nearby. The hanger means that 1. You can store them easily in a closet. 2. You can actually hang up your socks to dry. 3. Lots of air circulation means that socks dry super fast! Pretty cool, huh?
As for the socks, they’re a basic sock pattern with a little purl section here or there to keep things interesting. I sort of made them up as I went along. The gauge is a little looser than I would normally like, but they work well as socks for around the house.
I’m looking forward to a long holiday weekend where I can knit and sleep and (hopefully) enjoy the return of the sun. (Sorry folks, the rain and cool weather is all my fault, I actually put away my warm sweaters this year to make room for summer clothes before mid-July) This weekend I’m working on a little baby sweater for my cousin’s new baby and a bigger child sweater as a Christmas present. I’m also bringing out the spinning wheel again as I’m determined to participate in Tour de Fleece this year.
I hope everyone has a great weekend filled with knitting, campfires, and a few s’mores – or whatever it is that you like to enjoy around the campfire!