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Old 02-26-2008, 12:17 AM   #1
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Check out my new sock blockers!
Hey everyone! Check out my sock blockers... haha! lol This picture contains $.40 worth of sock blockers - not bad, eh?



Cheap, quick, easy, and works like a charm!

And I hate to admit it, but even blocking washable socks makes them look so much better! Arrrgh! I used to haaaate swatching and I never did it, because I thought it was a waste. Turns out that it's the best idea ever. And I used to never block properly becaue I thought it was a waste. Turns out it's another of the best ideas ever. I guess washable socks was the final frontier. I thought it woudn't make a difference, and it's possible that it doesn't make a huge difference once it's on your foot. But even my pretty socks looked like crap when they weren't feet... no longer! Post-blocking, these lacy socks look open and lovely :D

So get yourself a $1 package of plastic coated wire hangers and get to blockin' - you'll LOVE yourself for it!
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Old 02-26-2008, 12:32 AM   #2
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Well, aren't you just the cleverest thing!!!
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Old 02-26-2008, 01:09 AM   #3
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That's very cool! How did you measure them out for the first one?
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Old 02-26-2008, 01:32 AM   #4
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I made it just a smidge shorter than my foot (a little less than ten inches) and then kind of sock-shaped the rest. lol The website said they made the leg part three inches wide and I just kind of shaped the foot to how I thought it would best block a sock. I guess mine aren't so precise, but after drying the socks fit like a dream, so I must have done something right, eh?
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Old 02-26-2008, 01:40 AM   #5
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Also, you can leave the hook part of the hanger on if you want. Honestly, the only reason I snapped them off is because I accidentally made some facing one way and some facing the other.
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Thank you for this... I've been looking at buying those wooden blockers, but now I know how to make better ones....
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They look great. I tried this once, but mine ended up in the garbage. I just couldn't get the right shape.
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They look great!!

I made some of these last week

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