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April 13, 2006

Candy Colors

Homemade Sock Blockers

The picture's a bit fuzzy (taken with my phone while Jason was out of town with the "real" camera), but you can just make out the fact that my Sockapaloooza socks are (1) done!, and (2) blocking on sock blockers! I used this tutorial to make them myself out of wire hangers -- it was very easy, and a good way to get wire hangers out of my closet where they spend their time putting unsightly bumps in the shoulders of my favorite tops.

Once on the blockers, I sprayed the socks down with water and a tiny bit of Eucalan and hung them up on the shower rod to dry overnight. (Reason #3 I love the homemade sock blockers: the hanger hooks can be used to keep the socks out of the reach of our feline companions, to whom the un-woven ends are irresistible.)

I'll take better pictures this weekend so you can really get a sense of the purple-y goodness of this colorway. And as if the candy colors of Sockapaloooza socks and my shower curtain weren't enough, I leave you with a picture my mom took for the digital photography class she's taking at a local community college. I think she gets it!

Posted by shannon at April 13, 2006 10:30 AM | For related posts: Sockapaloooza, Socks


Thanks for the sock-blocker hint. Tell your mom that's a great picture of jelly beans!

Posted by: Annette at April 13, 2006 10:50 AM

Mmmm, jelly beans.

Posted by: colleen at April 13, 2006 12:06 PM

Those socks are really cute! And thanks for the sock blocking tips!

Posted by: Nonnahs at April 13, 2006 1:27 PM

I made some sock blockers using that same tutorial. Very cool!

I heard someone on a television show once call those unsightly bumps "hanger n1pples" (word disguised so you don't get weirdo Googling visitors to your blog). I thought that was funny--even though I hate that word. Funny, as a woman and a mom, that I should find it so ooky.

Posted by: katie at April 13, 2006 3:58 PM

Love the socks, and thanks for the link to the tutorial! I've never even bothered to block socks, since they are always for me. So you block before weaving in ends, huh? I am on my first pair of lace socks, so I might just have to block them.

Posted by: Kris in TX at April 13, 2006 6:46 PM

Those socks look great and the sock blockers are great idea. Thanks for posting the link to the tutorial. Tell your mom that the Peeps photo rocks!

Posted by: Juls at April 15, 2006 12:01 PM