As you may have noticed from pictures of my finished sock projects, I have big, Fred Flintsone sized feet. Despite already owning sock blockers in a Large size, my socks still look kind of loose on them, so I knew it was time to size up to the XL sized blockers.
Luckily, you can buy ANYTHING on Etsy, so off I went to peruse my options. I found some wood blockers, which are my preferred style, from a shop called Burning Impression 2. My favorite thing about this shop is that they will try to customize the design by request. Even though they didn’t have examples of what I wanted, I asked they try to add the sausages to mine, which they were happy to do.
Behold, the sausage dog themed sock blocker!
For having to make up a design, I thought they did a really good job with it. They are sturdy and well made, and these will last me for years to come. They were reasonably priced compared to other wood blockers that I have found while shopping, with the pair coming in at just under $25. I think the dogs are cute, too!
I do have a couple of warnings, though. They aren’t really cons, they are more things I wish I had known when I placed the order. These are 100% my own fault for not reading the description carefully.
- Custom wood blockers take a long time to ship. I ordered these at the end of May, and they were delivered the first week of August. Look at the ship times carefully.
- The design is burned into the wood, it isn’t a cutout. You would think the name of the store would have given that away, but apparently I am not that observant.
So overall, if you need some wood sock blockers and are tired of the same old sheep, give them a try! Just be sure that you can wait for the delivery time.
Now I just need to finish some socks so that I can put them to use.