In which knitting appears on the knitting blog!

It seems like I've been knitting a lot of socks lately. Now, I don't by any means consider myself a Sock Knitter, but socks are just so darn easy to design that I've been doing a lot of that lately. Two of the pairs will be seen in the upcoming "Tops & Toes" by DRG Publications/The House of White Birches, due out this fall. The other pair, well, we'll have to see.
So anyway, since I've been knitting all these pairs of socks, I started thinking I needed to get a pair of sock blockers. After looking in all the local yarn shops and finding only those awful plastic things (no offense, Amber!), I decided I wanted something a little prettier. And where else do you go for something that's pretty and practical but Etsy??


I got these from Leggy Creations on clearance at a stunning $20 - for the pair. Her usual price is only $30 per pair, which is a steal considering that most of the plastic blockers are $25 per pair. If you're in the market for sock blockers, I'd highly recommend checking out her Etsy shop. I believe she takes custom orders, as well as the items already in her shop. I only regret that I only need one pair, because these could get addicting! I was also really happy with the friendly, personal service that Becky gave me, as well as super-quick shipping. Very, very happy! And these got put to use as soon as they arrived. On what, you ask? These:


Yes, I know there are like 5,000 pairs of these on Ravelry. Mine are the non-lacy version, knit in Koigu. Didn't they turn out pretty though? I absolutely love how they blocked so nicely on my new sock blockers! Hmm...maybe I will become a Sock Knitter, after all!

Till next time,


  1. Heh, heh, heh... Laugh, all ye sock knitters of the world! We've got another one!

    May I recommend, on Ravelry, Socktopia, Sock Knitters Unite, and Sock Knitters Anonymous, among others. They won't help, but they'll make you feel better about it.

    Mice Monkeys, by the way.

  2. sooper nifty sock blockers, seester! do you think a never before knit a pair of socks first time sock knitter should get some as a present? i do! (heh heh. just kidding!)

  3. Did you really just say "so DARN easy"?