When Joelene Chinn finishes one of her creations, itâ€™s a bit like Rockfordâ€™s infamous Sock Monkey â€” gone punk.
The 33-year-old mother is the mastermind behind the rockinâ€™ sock dolls popping up throughout the Rock River Valley. Itâ€™s only been a few months since she launched her business, Socks That Rock, but already Chinn has made some 500 sock dolls.
â€œEverywhere I go, I get in a conversation about them,â€ she said. â€œTheyâ€™re so unique and it relates: Rock â€™nâ€™ roll is so â€˜in.â€™ This is the right time.â€
Decked out with piercings, tattoos and mohawks, each of Chinnâ€™s sock dolls are originals.
â€œEvery single one is one-of-a-kind,â€ Chinn said. â€œEven if I have two socks that are the same, they donâ€™t sew the same.â€
Photo from Socks That Rock