Blogtober 2021 : Day 29

Happy Friday!

We’ve made it to the end of another week and I hope you’re all ready for fun and fabulous weekend!  I know it’s Hallowe’en on Sunday and normally I would try not to mention a certain other holiday before that, but today is a giveaway day and how could I not add some festive decorations to the photos of these gorgeous sock blockers?!  Would you like to win them?  If so, read on!

A flatlay of adjustable wooden sock blockers surrounded by Christmas stars, red glass baubles, gold tinsel and a tiny ceramic reindeer.

They are a child-sized pair of adjustable sock blockers made by Victoria of D19EcoFriendlyLife and you may have seen the Winwick Mum blockers that Victoria has made for me previously and the knitting box she has recently designed when I wrote about them on the blog.  We’ve done a couple of giveaways together although they have been on Instagram – when she asked if I’d like another pair of blockers to give away, I thought that the blog would be ideal place given that I’ve been here every day during Blogtober!

The blockers are wooden with festive cut-outs so if you’ve got Christmas socks in mind for smaller members of your family, these might be right up your street!  Blockers aren’t an essential part of a knitter’s kit but they are a lovely addition if you make socks to give away as gifts as they stretch out the socks whilst they dry so that they look very professionally made.  If you’ve got a lace pattern in your socks as well, the blockers will help to stretch that out to it’s fullest extent and I’ve got to say, you really do look like a knitting superstar when you hand those over to someone!

Isn’t that reindeer cute?

A close up of the leg section of a wooden sock blocker. At the top is a cutout of a reindeer with festive shapes and Christmas trees underneath.

You can see here how the blockers work.  For the smallest size, you would keep them as they are here with the interlocking shape fitted into all of the teeth.

A close up view of the wooden sock blocker showing the foot sizes.

For bigger sizes, you simply move the shape out to the size that you want – I think that these are UK sizes but I can check with Victoria to be sure.

A close up of the foot of a wooden sock blocker showing the foot section extended along wooden teeth

All you have to do to enter the giveaway is tell me in the comments which of Father Christmas’s (Santa’s) reindeer has a very shiny nose.  I do appreciate that not everyone celebrates Christmas but it’s pretty hard to get away from that song over the holiday season whatever so everyone should still be able to enter 🙂 

The giveaway is now closed.  You can find who won on Friday’s post!

Don’t forget that you’ll need to add your name as well (no other personal details though!) in case your comment lists you as anonymous, and don’t worry that your comment won’t show straight away as they are all moderated to reduce spam – they sit safely on a list until I can check them!  The giveaway closes at 8pm UK time on Wednesday 3 November 2021 and I’ll draw the winner using the widget and let you know in the blog post on Friday 5 November.  You can enter from anywhere in the world as I am happy to post the blockers to you (fingers crossed they arrive in time for your festive socks!).

If you can’t wait to see if you’ve won, or if you just want to have a look at what else is in Victoria’s shop, you can find it here and you can get 10% off with the code WINWICK10.


If this puts you in the mood to cast on some socks, let me draw your attention to a new link that’s on my blog just over on the right hand side – Snufflebean Yarn*.  Laurelin, who owns Snufflebean Yarn, now has the largest range of Novita yarns in the UK and if you’ve not heard of them before but you love knitting thicker socks then you’re in for a treat.  Novita is a Finnish yarn company and knitting socks in Finland is pretty much a national pastime.  They prefer thicker socks for their colder Winters and Novita has a great range of DK (8ply) and Aran yarns which are all wool/nylon mix yarns and ideal for socks.  If you used to like West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley yarns for boot socks (sadly now discontinued), the Novita yarns are similar and a good alternative.  You can use the yarns with my 8ply (DK) boot socks pattern and the Sockalong tutorials … and you can get 10% off your shopping with the code WINWICKMUM.


Hopefully, with the codes and the giveaway, everyone can be a winner!  Good luck if you enter the giveaway, I’ll see you tomorrow! xx


* this is an affiliate link and I will be paid a small commission if you choose to buy anything using this link.


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167 Responses

  1. Marie McKee says:

    Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, I believe. What ingenious blockers! Thanks for a chance to own a pair.

  2. Anne Ritchie says:

    Rudolph the red nosed reindeer – had a very shiny nose!!

    Wonderful sock blockers! Would be so useful for all the little ones I foster!

  3. Edeltraut MCBAIN says:

    Rudolph the red nosed reindeer

  4. Pat Bridger says:

    Good old Rudolph bless him.

  5. Mandy Slatcher says:


  6. Julia S. says:


  7. Julie Preddy says:


  8. Jacki Newey says:

    Rudolph is the red nosed reindeer!

  9. Jennifer says:


  10. Ruth says:

    It’s Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer who has the shiny nose. Those blockers look lovely.

  11. Sheila says:

    Rudolph. Love those blockers, so clever 🥰

  12. Margaret Woodcock says:

    Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. – Margaret Woodcock

  13. Ruth Stacey says:

    The very lovely Rudolph 😊

  14. Tracey Lynn says:


  15. Jacqui says:

    Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer – Jacqui Birnie

    Glad to be in with a chance of winning these gorgeous sock blockers.

  16. Kat Newman says:

    Gosh they are clever! I’m a new auntie, I may have to invest!

    The answer is Rudolph 🙂

  17. Mary Murphy says:

    Rudolph the red nosed reindeer .. Gorgeous blockers Christine and love that they can be extended.

  18. Linda Hall says:

    Rudolph ❤️

  19. Jayne Appleton says:

    Jayne, Rudolph has a very shiny nose

  20. Debbie Wadsworth says:

    Rudolph 🙂 Love the sock blockers and I really enjoy your blog. Deb

  21. Allison Wardman says:

    Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
    Gorgeous sock blockers
    Allison Warfdman

  22. Melanie Allum says:

    Rudolph the red nosed reindeer

  23. Sue Thorne says:

    Would that be Rudolph?

  24. Sandra Dain says:


  25. Debbie Manjourides says:

    Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer

  26. Ang says:

    Rudolph had the shiniest red nose 😉

  27. Charlotte says:

    Rudolph. What lovely blockers

  28. Susan Cross says:


  29. Teresa Light says:

    Rudolph. Amazing design

  30. Wendy Barratt says:

    Rudolph with your nose so bright won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?

  31. Nicki says:

    Rudolph (Nicki)

  32. Ann Bonner says:


  33. Maggie says:

    Rudolph, I’d love to win these, as I make socks for my grandkids 😊

  34. Angela Lindsay says:

    Answer is Rudolph
    Fingers & toes crossed I win

  35. Rudolph with the rednose

  36. Joanne Jeffs says:

    The reindeer with the shiny nose would be Rudolf
    Thanks for the opportunity x

  37. Gillian Wood says:

    Rudolph is the red nosed reindeer ! Gillian Wood

  38. Nancy says:

    Rudolph the red nose reindeer!!

  39. Marie ward says:

    Rudolph the red nose reindeer had a very shiny nose ‘like a light bulb( my children used to sing ) and now they have children of their own 🥰🥰

  40. It was Rudolph who had a very shiny nose. I love those sock blockers.

  41. Deirdre Grehan says:


  42. I do believe it’s Rudolph who has the shiny nose. Lovely blockers and so clever.

  43. B Brooks says:

    Its Rudolf Bless him. – Has a very shiny nose and if you ever saw him , you could even say it glowed. Love the sock blockers very festive.

  44. Wendy says:

    Rudolph the red nose reindeer… they are lovely, just right for granddaughters socks

  45. Sarah Hicks says:

    Rudolph. Lovely blockers

  46. Lissie Wales says:

    What lovely blockers, would be useful for the grandchildren

  47. Celia Bouquet says:

    Rudolph with the shiner nose

  48. Louise says:

    Why Rudolph of course ! Lol

  49. Mary says:

    Could it be Rudolph?!😂

  50. Angela says:

    Good old Rudolf xx

  51. Margaret says:


  52. Gill charlton says:

    Rudolph th3 Red Nosed Reindeer. 🤗🤗 Gill Charlton

  53. Linda Ellis says:

    Rudolph the red nosed reindeer

  54. Angela says:


  55. Julie Lewis says:


  56. Katie Sanderson says:

    Rudolph the red nosed reindeer. Xx

  57. Inez Lopez says:

    Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer! They are lovely!

  58. Michelle says:

    Rudolph!!!fab prize and I have 3 kids . It would get plenty of use

  59. Debra Cole says:

    Rudolf, they’re really pretty xx

  60. Liz says:

    I’m pretty sure it’s Rudolph 🤔. These are absolutely gorgeous and would certainly help my gifting, as well as stocking up on socks for my little son

  61. Karen Price says:

    Rudolf the red nosed reindeer!! They are lovely blockers!! 😍

  62. Jean Tann says:

    Rudolph the red nosed reindeer

  63. Terry Cooke says:

    Rudolph the red nose reindeer he’s the one with the shiny nose. I have a new great niece I would love to be able to make her some baby socks. And stretch them

  64. Terry Cooke says:

    Rudolph the red nose reindeer has a little shiny red nose. I have a new great niece I would love to make her Christmas socks.

  65. Helen says:

    Rudolph the red nosed reindeer

  66. Denise says:


  67. Laura says:

    Rudolf is the reindeer.
    Thank you for given us the opportunity to win such lovely sock blockers .

  68. Pamela Brady says:

    Rudolph had the red nose.

  69. Irune says:

    It’s very kind of you to end your Blogtober with this beautiful giveaway. The blockers are really beautiful.
    By the way, Rudolph is the name 🙂

  70. margaret birks says:


  71. Lynn says:

    Rudolph 😉

  72. Kristi says:

    Rudolph, the red nosed reindeer!!

  73. Meredee Walsh says:

    Of course, Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer had a very shiny nose!! I so love to read your blog! Thank you for writing.

  74. Marilee Dyer says:

    Rudolph has a very shiny nose!

  75. Angie says:

    Rudolph the red nose reindeer

  76. Jean Read says:

    Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer!!

  77. Pat Duncalfe says:

    Dear old Rudolph the red nose reindeer, which had a very shinny nose!!!! Those sock blockers are ingenious!! WOW,!

  78. Rudolph – most definitely had a red shiny nose !

  79. Jennifer Marshall says:

    Rudolph! What lovely blockers

  80. Margaret Jeffrey says:

    Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer – a big part of every Christmas! Margaret Jeffrey

  81. RoseMarie Lans says:

    Rudolf med röda mulen in swedish! In english Rudolph.

  82. Christine Wheeler says:

    Rudolph. Thank you for allowing us to be in with a chance of winning the fantastic sock blockers.

  83. Pat says:

    Rudolph the red nose reindeer

  84. Marian says:

    Rudolph the red nose reindeer.

  85. Sue Hearn says:

    Rudolph the red nosed reindeer

  86. Susan Nelson says:

    It has to be Rudolph!

  87. Pat Smith says:

    Rudolph. 😃. -pat

  88. Gill Barnett says:

    Rudolph 🦌

  89. Carol Innes says:

    It can only be Rudolph! Thank you for the entertaining blogs, 8 don’t know when you find time to sleep.

  90. Barbara Elliott says:

    Great dock blockers!

  91. Pat says:

    Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

  92. Sandra Drouin says:

    Rudolph, with his shiny red nose guided ole Santa on that dark Christmas Eve. Thank you for the chance to win these lovely sock blockers. They are so unique and special.

  93. Christine Knowler says:

    Rudolf the red nose reindeer! I have made my husband some 8ply socks using the Aire Valley yarn. They were supposed to be to be worn with his walking boots but he’s worn them two days running so they must be comfortable!

  94. Beverley says:

    RUDOLPH!!! they’re so cute. I’d love t0 win them.

  95. Sue Connelly says:

    Rudolf, the red nosed reindeer! What beautiful sock blockers they are too 😊.

  96. Beverly says:

    Rudolph is the best!

  97. Debbie Shenkenfelder says:


  98. Nicholette says:


  99. Virginia says:

    Rudolph there’d nose reindeer

  100. Diana Greenwood says:

    Rudolph the red nose reindeer.

    Diana Greenwood

  101. Tenna Olsen says:

    Rudolph. The sock blockers are so adorable.

  102. Sally Gentle says:

    Rudolph 😀

  103. Anne Webb says:

    Rudolph with your nose so bright .. let me knit some socks tonight 🙂

  104. Anne says:

    Rudolph the red nosed reindeer, now have this song as an ear worm!!!

  105. Juanita Stipe says:

    Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer – I rely on your patterns and tutorials whenever I make socks. Thank you for the great lessons. Merry Christmas 🎄

  106. Caroline says:

    Rudolf the red nose reindeer x

    When do you sleep Christine? Great blogs! Thank you x

  107. Vanessa Peters says:

    Rudolph the red nosed reindeer

  108. Yvonne says:


  109. Bridget says:

    It’s Rudolph! 🦌 He must be very busy training for the big day – not long now!

  110. Trena Stokes says:

    Rudolph the red nose reindeer.
    Really enjoyed reading blogtober.

  111. Rudolf the red nose reindeer had a very shiny nose .Knitting socks for all of my family in Xmas season yarns as they love to wear them over the Xmas holidays

    • Helen C says:

      Rudolph! Loving your blogtober, thank you. ‘That’ time is creeping ever nearer with pressure beginning but I always remember your ‘I owe you notes’ and makes me smile!

  112. Manny says:

    Rudolph. What gorgeous blockers!

  113. Leena Hofmann says:

    Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer – Petteri Punakuono in Finland!

  114. Julie Clutterbuck says:

    KIt was Rudolph. These blockers are really fab, I would love to win them

  115. Sarah Murray says:

    Why Rudolph is the red nosed reindeer 🙂 I’m knitting 3 of him as gifts for young ones at the moment. What a cute and clever pair of sock blockers, never seen anything like them and I too would love to win and own them. Just bought my first pair of sock blockers which were wooden but also broken in the post. Got a refund though and am on the lookout for another pair. Ooops apologies for the long message.

  116. Allí says:

    Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer.

  117. Judith says:


  118. Fran says:

    Rudolph 🛷

  119. Susan Campbell says:

    Rudolph the red nose reindeer

  120. Jacky says:

    Rudolph is the reindeer with the shiny red nose!

  121. Kath says:

    Thanks for the link to Snufflebean Yarn. I’m spoilt for choice. The blockers are lovely. Would make unusual Christmas decorations. I’ve knitted several Christmas jumpers with Rudolph, with a robin sitting on his red nose, so I’m pretty sure that’s him! xx

  122. Charmaine Ogden says:


  123. Lyn Butler says:


  124. Mary says:


  125. Lorelei Stinson says:

    Rudolph of course!

  126. Pollock says:

    Rudolph is the reindeer, love the sock blockers. Pamela Pollock

  127. Gina Richardson says:

    Rudolph the red nosed Reindeer! They are fab blockers!

  128. Hazel Perkins says:


  129. Linda Cameron says:

    Rudolf the red nose reindeer! What a great giveaway.

  130. Beverly Vinson says:

    Rudolph! – Beverly V.

  131. Jennifer Goodman says:

    Rudolph!!! Can’t wait till Winter Haven kal. Those blockers would work great for granddaughters socks

  132. Helen says:

    Rudolph had a very shiny nose. 🦌

  133. Sally says:

    Rudolph the Red Nosed Raindeer. Just started knitting socks and following your patterns. Loving the challenge. Sally Richards

  134. Brenda says:


  135. Sandra Chamberlain says:

    Rudolph the red nose reindeer 💜 fingers crossed! They’re fab!
    Sandra C.

  136. Margaret McDonald says:

    Rudolph has the red nose

  137. Lorna White says:

    Rudolph the red nosed reindeer.
    I’m using Novita aran for 3 Xmas gift slippers. They shall be next on my needles when l finish pair 9 Xmas gift socks. It’s all lve knit this year.
    The sock blockers are beautiful. I think l would display them when not in use.

  138. Pat says:

    Rudolph…Lovely blockers!

  139. Julia Green says:


  140. Julie West says:

    Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. What a lovely prize ❤
    Julie W

  141. Paula says:

    Rudolph the red nosed reindeer had a very shiny nose…
    Starting beginners sockalong lessons, I’m very excited!

  142. Lisa Earnesty says:

    Rudolph the red nose reindeer. Lovely sock blockers.

  143. Mary Payne says:

    Rudolph the red nose reindeer had a very shiny nose.

  144. Peg Bird says:

    That would be Rudolph the red nose reindeer.
    I don’t do Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc.. so I really appreciate the chance to be entered into this contest as most sites only do contests on social media. Now fingers crossed 🤞. Thanks Christine 🤗❤️

  145. Sam Lawrence says:

    Love these they look incredibly useful, not made socks for little people yet!

  146. Rudolph of course! I a just trying to knit my first socks . These look helpful.

  147. Anne says:

    It was Rudolf who had the shiny nose.
    I really like Vicky’s work, specially those boxes. Are they very dear? I need something to keep things tidy and I’ve been looking at the boxes for a while
    Hope your Halloween went well and wasn’t too noisy with fireworks, have a good week ahead xxx 🎆🤗

  148. Teresa Richards says:


  149. Helen Fraser says:

    Rudolph! What gorgeous sock blockers 😍

  150. Marleen says:

    It´s Rudolph – the red nose reindeer.
    Such a lovely one.

    Happy knitting time!

  151. Rudolf the red nosed reindeer had a very shint nose………….

  152. Debbie Johnson says:


  153. susana says:

    Rudolf!!!! Gracias por poder participar. Soy de Argentina y me encanta tu blog!!!
    Ojalá tenga suerte!!!!!

  154. Sandra Kendall says:


  155. Laura says:


  156. Debbie Crabbe says:

    Rudolf the red nosed reindeer!!
    What a clever idea , why can’t they make adjustable ones for adults too?

  157. Anne-Mette Nordahl says:

    “Rudolf” er rød på nesen. 🦌🎵🎶🎵🎶🎶🎵

  158. Patricia Charlton says:

    Rudolph was the shiny nosed reindeer

  159. Alexiel says:

    Hi, I think I’m too late for the giveaway contest but you never know 😉
    So it’s Rudolph the red nosed reindeer. Also lately I’ve been watching Frozen 1 and 2 over and over and have Sven the reindeer in mind ^^.

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