I need a wooly board. Seriously. Actually, arguably, I need several of them - it isn't that unusual for me to have four or five or six sweaters lying around drying. They could all use being blocked as they dry.
But I don't own a wooly board because every time I see that $100+ price tag on it, I choke up a little and back away. (Same thing goes for sock blockers. I'm actually trying to get my husband to help me on that - I see no reason why we can't take a wander through the hardware store, find Something Suitable, and make a few sets in various sizes ourselves...I mean, sure, paying $14 for A blocker isn't that big a deal, but people...in this week's laundry, there were SIXTEEN PAIRS of hand knit socks in sizes ranging from Wee Little Boy to Mr. Size 11 dangling all over the house! It would be nice to be able to slip them onto blockers to dry, don't you think? But I'm not paying $$$$$$$$ for sock blockers, nor am I going to wash one or two pairs a day in the sink or something when they are made of MACHINE WASH yarn. But I digress.)
Check out this pattern for a "frugal" wooly board! Out of PVC!
My husband...he is King of PVC.
He could totally make this. Probably with stuff he's already got out in the shed because...heh heh...yeah. He breaks so much PVC out in the yard? He practically buys the stuff by the truckload and stores it...because he WILL need it, oh yes, he WILL need it...
C. E. Montague
1 day ago