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07-23-2008, 06:44 AM
Plastic or wood? Pros and cons to each? Just personal preference?
Strange question, I know. :)
07-23-2008, 08:45 AM
Mom has both and the wood ones are so pretty and nice...The plastic ones (from fibertrends) work well too but just not as pretty :teehee:
I made my own following this (http://littlesesameknits.blogspot.com/2007/04/super-easy-diy-sock-blockers-tutorial.html)...it works good for pictures...I think the wood/plastic works a bit better for blocking though...unless you could cut in holes like the Fiber Trend ones have :think:
07-23-2008, 09:56 AM
What a fabulous idea to make your own!
07-23-2008, 10:59 AM
I have the fibertrends one. It was great. I like the fact that they are mold proof!
07-23-2008, 11:49 AM
I have some really old blockers made of metal and they work well as they have a spring which will allow you to adjust for sizes. I thought they were to put inside boots but they belonged to my mom and she never wore boots but was always making socks. I did find a picture of what I had on the net and said sock blockers.
07-23-2008, 12:06 PM
Those metal adjustable ones sound pretty cool (can't see the pic).
99% of the socks I make are for me, and since I don't have a blog to post pics or bother positng pics anywhere anyway, I don't bother blocking them. I do block the occassional gift socks, so I made a blocker from a coat hanger. You can google 'coat hanger sock blocker' or similar to find directions. I guess they, too, would qualify as metal and adjustable, but I bet not nearly as nice as Mathwizard's!
07-23-2008, 06:53 PM
Yeah I made myself sock blockers out of wire coat hangers and I like them pretty well. I TOTALLY want the wooden ones, but I never thought they could mold.