Sunday, October 12, 2008

Affordable Sock Blockers

I made a couple pairs of affordable sock blockers today using place mats I purchased at Target for $1.99 apiece. Definitely an easy thing to do and something I will use religiously come sock weather.

Here are the place mats I purchased for CHEAP!

I began by tracing the pattern on the back of the place mat.
I trimmed the pattern and used dish washing liquid and
a scouring pad to wash the marker off of the back.
Here are a pair of socks modeling the new blockers.
Don't they look happy?

4 comments:

Melissa said...

Cool! Didn't you and Dad make some wooden one awhile ago too?

Nutty Knitter said...

Melissa-

Yes, we made some, I haven't put the final touches on them yet. Not to worry, you'll still get the wooden pair too.

Did I mention one of the pairs of place mat blockers are for you too?

julie said...

For crying out loud! I have that same place mat sitting here waiting to be cut into sock blockers. That is just TOO weird!

Tonyia said...

Way COOL! I don't have sock blockers. I'd really like to have some, especially for pictures.
I'll have to try this soon. You are VERY clever!