Blue Crabs are a special treat when you go to the Maryland area. This is why they were chosen to be on the symbol on this 2018 Maryland Sheep and wool commemorative sock blank by Gale's Art. The background on the blank is a mixture of turquoise, teal and white in an unique dappled pattern that reminds you of gentle waves. On the blank is the bold "maryland sheep and wool 2018" in black among teal colored dancing crabs.
PLEASE NOTE--This order is for a SINGLE STRAND SPARKLE sock blank that will be PICKED UP AT THE MDSW SHOW. If you want to this shipped to you, please order the "SHIPPED TO YOU " option. Come to the Gale's Art Booth in Barn 5 anytime during the festival and your sock blank will be waiting for you.
This is for a single strand blank for one at a time sock knitting. The two socks will not match.
The yarn in the sparkle sock blank has a small silver fiber called Stellina. Due to my poor photography skills it is hard to see in the picture but will be easy to see once you look at the sock blank in person. Starlight Star Bright is mostly white with stenciled stars in bright yellow,pink,turquoise and purple.
WHAT THE HECK IS A SOCK BLANK? Basically, a sock blank is a skein of white, undyed yarn that has been machine knitted into a 10 by 42 inch rectangle for the dyer (me). This makes dyeing long sections of the yarn possible without using a warping board. Each long stripe dyed on the knitted material correlates to a long length of dyed yarn when it is unwound.
I have added my own unique take on these sock blank by dyeing the stripes first and then stenciling on patterns and/or words on the top with thickened dyes. Of course, the readable pattern becomes lost as you knit the blank but the knitter will always know. :>)
When you go to knit with it, simply unravel the blank from the right end (the wrong end will lock stitch on the sides) and cast on. There will be a little kink but it isn’t too bad while you are knitting and will disappear when you block the sock.
PLEASE BE AWARE that you can only knit one sock at a time and the socks will probably not match up in the color placement so if you are a “Matchy-Matchy” sock type knitter, this might throw you off. You will have better luck matching two socks if you buy one of the Double Secret Sock blanks listed on my site. :>)
I ship out by regular mail with a tracking number for addresses in the US. I ship first class international for international addresses. If you want me to send it a different way, please email me to discuss it. Shipping is done on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
I take payment by paypal, credit card and personal check. If you are paying by Paypal or credit card, payment is expected at the time you order. If you are paying by check, I need to wait for it to clear before sending the order out. If you need to cancel please email me. As I usually ship within 48 hours, if your shipment has been sent, I will expect it to be returned to me before I can refund your money. I will have to take out for shipping.
Returns & exchanges
If you are not happy with my product, you can return it (unused) for 60 days FOR A FULL REFUND. If you have begun to use my product and are unhappy with it, please contact me with your issue and we can work out a settlement in trade or partial refund. I want you to love what you get from me! Really love it!