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DIY Sock Blockers for the Scrapbooker

When you knit socks, you suddenly have a need for sock blockers, but I needed some r.i.g.h.t n.o.w.¬† And I didn’t want to pay out a chunk of change to get just one size either.

Found this simple tutorial on ravelry for DIY sock blockers, which uses placemats, cut to the necessary shape or size you need. I was worried that if you cut the placemat, any laminated paper on the inside would get damp while blocking your socks. Plus, I didn’t want to buy nice placemats, just to chop them up.

So I modified, and used what I had, and got a variety of styles and colours and sizes that I never could have gotten with just a placemat.

I dug out some much neglected scrapbooking paper, cut it to the size I needed, laminated and trimmed. And Voila!!!

These in a size 10.

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And these in size 9 (double sided paper).

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And double sided with four different, coordinating  papers.

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Not perfect, but functional, and practical.

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What does Gordon say?  DONE!

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