Jeri asked, "After winding (and re-winding) off the sock blanks, are the curlys relaxing? Or does it "need" to be skeined and straightened?"
I was concerned about this too. I'm happy to report that the yarn relaxed very nicely once wound into a ball. I knit a bit of my first blank to see and it is the same as yarn that has not previously been knit.
I just listed the three sock blanks that I dyed yesterday. Check the Dog Lover's Yarn Etsy Shop (link in sidebar)!