Saturday, March 08, 2008

The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread!!






Can you GUESS what this is???

(The white spots are due to my camera)!























Here is another hint!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
















Got it figured out now????








It is just THE Most AWESOME sock blockers I have ever seen!!!



See the colored blocks....the numbers??? This is PURE Genius!!



















My husband was complaining that he only had one pair of hand knit socks while I had SEVERAL pair!!


I dug through my stash and came up with some Knit Picks Essential sock yarn and cast on that very day!!


The problem with knitting for someone else's foot is that they aren't always conveniently sitting right by your side when you need to try the socks to check for proper fitting!


This was a problem. I decided a pair of sock blockers were in order so I sent an EM to Becky.


After explaining my dilemma to Becky about wanting to be able to make socks for my husband, but not wanting to wait around for him to be available to try them on for sizing purposes she came up with this MOST INGENIOUS idea!!!


I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, the fact that now I know exactly where on the blockers my socks need to be prior to starting the heel and toe decreases!!


NOW.....I have a pair of blockers that are CUSTOM made to match my husband's foot, high arch and all!!! I can knit socks when it is convenient for ME and not have to wait around for the "model" to be present!!!


In this "throw away" age it is very comforting to pick up needles, yarn and be able to create something that is uniquely your very own. I find the very rhythm of knitting socks to be very soothing and somehow "centering". There is nothing more comforting to me than wearing a pair of socks that were hand knit....whether they were knit by my own hands or someone else's. I am so tickled to know that with these custome blockers that I can now knit for someone other than myself and be sure that what I am creating will fit PERFECTLY!!!


I think the creativity that Becky demonstrates every time she makes a pair of custom blockers is just incredible!! I can follow a pattern, but I am not creative......there is a HUGE difference!!
I know you can buy sock blockers from a lot of different websites, but they aren't custom made to fit your foot.......or the foot of the one you love to knit for!!!


If you are a sock knitter......you owe it to yourself to get over to Becky's site, let her work with you to create a pair of custom blockers just for you!!!!


Becky, thank you again so very much for coming up with such an awesome idea!!!!!

8 comments:

alabamafiberdreams said...

Those are gorgemous! And super helpful, too.

Kathy said...

what a fabulous idea. i may have to gift some to irisheyeslynn.

vegasangelbrat said...

Great idea!! Love em!!

pjbknit said...

OK, I knew they were sock blockers! I figured who made them too! I needs them for Bigfoot socks, too.

Sydney said...

What a good idea, and cute too!

Bibby said...

WOW, how clever are those!!!

Gnat said...

Those are AWESOME!!!

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

I LOVE those! Great idea. I have a pair of her sock blockers from back when she first started I think. I love them. But I do like the idea of the inch measures. M-m-m-m, I'm bookmarking thoses. Thanks!