I'm out of the Sock Madness competition, but it's fine with me. There are times when you know that knitting a particular pattern will destroy your cranky hands and round 5 was the case. So, not competing, but boy, am I knitting socks. I'm happily designing and knitting away. That's what happens to me after Sock Madness: I want to design and make socks. And of course, these will fit my small, narrow foot. But it's the Madness that inspires me to get off my tush with my boring, same-pattern, basketweave socks and make something new. So here's what's done.
I dyed and sold yarn for about 6 years and then retired from that a couple of years ago. Still have a nice supply of yarn, so I can dye just about all my sock yarn if I wish.