A little while ago, there was a picture floating around Pinterest of someone's very large, very beautiful laundry room on sock-washing day. The walls and counter tops were covered in freshly laundered hand-knit socks drying on beautiful artisan sock blockers. It was a gorgeous picture (that I can't find now). It was basically the opposite of my laundry room. When I wash our hand knit socks, I hang them to dry in our master bath on these:
Ikea and are fairly inexpensive. I have been told that they are also available on Amazon. They get the job done, but the socks don't look as pretty or store as flatly as when they dry on sock blockers.
I have steel sock blockers that I purchased from WEBs. I love them. I have all three sizes and they are simple enough and pretty enough that I have even used them in pattern photos for some of my designs.
So I made sock blockers from wire coat hangers. We have lots of wire coat hangers because the Husbeast is a suit-and-tie kind of guy so I frequent our local dry cleaning establishment.