Embracing the Sock Blank: Part 2

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.

Sock Blanks
See what I mean? Who can resist colors like these?

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!

Winding a sock blank.
I wound the second blank into a ball…
Sock being knitted.
…cast on, and started knitting. I’m using the left over yarn for the contrast color, and the second blank for the main color.
Here are the finished socks!
Finished Socks.
Because of the double rolls at the top of the sock they stay put on my feet just the way I want them to. 

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. 🙂

Finger Protectors.
The larger needles for the sweater are rubbing against some calcium deposits on a couple of my finger joints (thanks, scleroderma…), so I made some finger protectors using a pattern  that I found on Ravelry. These babies work great. Marled Magic, I am coming for you!

Have a good week everyone!

Author: Midnight Knitter

I weave, knit and read in Aurora, Colorado where my garden lives. I have 2 sons, a knitting daughter-in-law, a grandson and two exceptionally spoiled kittens. In 2014 I was diagnosed with a serious rare autoimmune disease called systemic sclerosis along with Sjogren's Disease and fibromyalgia.

14 thoughts on “Embracing the Sock Blank: Part 2”

  1. 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!

    1. 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. 🙂

    1. 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. 🙂

      1. 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.

    1. 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!

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