Thank you for 'stopping in'. I will keep the shop as stocked as I can for as long as I can still get supplies in this rapidly changing new reality we are now living in. And of course, custom requests are still welcomed. In order to minimize trips to town and practice 'social distancing', I will be shipping ONCE A WEEK for the time being. :~) For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the Contact Us page. Stay safe and healthy, everyone!!
These mitt blockers are crafted from 1/4" Baltic Birch plywood, sanded smooth, and finished with several coats of polyurethane, just like our sock blockers. I tried several design variations, and that thumb just kept being a problem!! Way too hard to pull the finished mitten on without stretching the whatsis out of the cuff!! SO, I came up with the idea of the removable thumb, which can easily be slid inside and attached once the mitt is placed on the blocker 😃.
*It is very important that you regularly check your blockers, especially the edges, and treat them with some kind of wood treatment, either a finishing oil or paste wax, to maintain them and prevent them from drying out and keep them waterproof. As they are wood, there is potential for 'wear and tear', even with careful use, which can usually be repaired with a very fine sand paper clear spray coat - even clear fingernail polish will do the trick.*