It all started when I saw these sock blanks near the front door of Shuttles, Spindles & Skeins in Boulder, Colorado. So cute! Such happy colors! I had to have them.
These are single-strand sock blanks dyed by The Hummingbird Moon, and I blogged about learning how to handle the blank to create TAAT socks that matched here. I learned a lot, loved the final socks, and had a enough yarn left over to make a pair of fingerless mitts.
Or… I could use that leftover yarn with the second sock blank to make a pair of Jelly Rolls socks. Oh. My feet totally need Jelly Rolls! They were practically chanting, Jelly Rolls! Jelly Rolls! Jelly Rolls!
I am so happy with these socks I’m fighting off an urge to cast on many, many more of them from the huge stockpile of leftovers from past-knit socks. The weather is cooler this week, there are birds flocking in the back yard, and my feet want socks. I can feel the pull of the fingering from the craft room even as I type this, but I am resisting the call.
I’m going back to knitting the Marled Magic sweater. It will be amazing! Stay tuned for further developments. 🙂
Have a good week everyone!
14 thoughts on “Embracing the Sock Blank: Part 2”
I love your Jelly Roll socks! They’re way cuter than mitts.
I’m going to remember the finger protectors. It seems like once or twice a year I get a sore spot from knitting and I think it would solve the issue. Thanks for sharing!
They are cut. I am so glad that I got the pattern and made them. Don’t you think that the pattern will make nice Christmas presents for my family? Lord knows, I have the yarn to make everyone a pair. 🙂
Everyone will love them!
Super cute socks, but OHHHHH, my goodness!! That sweater!!!! I can’t wait to hear and see more!!
It is raining here, so I worked on the sweater yesterday and today. I think by Friday I’ll be ready to take some pics and will blog about it. It is going to be the best winter sweater ever. 🙂
Funny nice socks! They give happiness…
They look so cozy! Can’t wait for fall and winter and drinking tea again!
These socks do fit well. I really like the ribbing around the arch of the foot. That little extra bit of cushion/support is helping. I’m already careful to always wear my shoes with good arch support, and this helps just a little more.
I need more of these for winter. They make good bed socks, too.
That is awesome! Such a good idea!
They are funny, aren’t they. I love them because they are so cheerful. 🙂
Love the socks and those finger protectors are brilliant
The finger protectors really, really work. The one on my finger slides around a little so I put a band-aid on under it and it stays put then. My fingers have improved since I started wearing them and today they aren’t hurting at all. Total win!