Diluvian (plus giveaway)

It’s possible I shouldn’t be this entertained by a sock.  In fact I probably shouldn’t be (or at least I shouldn’t admit in public).  But I can’t help it. Diluvian hit pretty much every one of my sock sweet spots, and I’m delighted to bring them back out.

diluvian 1 sqNow in my heart of hearts, I think it’s hard to beat the fit of a basic ribbed sock.  But I also find basic ribbed socks boring…boring to knit, boring to look at, just totally not worth the trouble.  But give them a bit of a twist?  Sneak in some dropped stitches? Pay a bit of extra attention to the heel and the toe?  All of a sudden you’ve got something that is a lot more fun.  They’re still every bit as comfy as the classic rib, just ever so much more fetching!

diluvian 4 sqOh and if you’re as easily amused as I am, they’re also reversible.  Take a look at the picture below, the sock on the left is right side out, the sock on the right is inside out.  They’re almost the same (and of course just as cute on either side).  It makes them a fantastic choice for those of you who like princess soles.  Just knit them as written and turn them inside out.

diluvian 2 sqAnd of course the yarn is one of my favorites.  It’s Tern by Quince & Co, and it makes glorious socks.  I mean I know I’m biased (my stash is more or less divided into ‘bucket of String Theory and Quince’ and ‘everything else’), but it really is nifty.  It’s 75% wool, 25% silk.  The silk does what nylon normally does in sock yarn (keep it sturdy) while also doing what silk does (give it just a tiny bit of shimmer and depth).  It’s a perfect combo, and I’m a big fan of silk in socks.  And of course Quince’s color are just right for these socks, where a nice solid keeps all the interest on the texture and makes your stitches look marvelously tidy.

diluvian 5 sqQuince has two skeins of Tern for one of you to try it out for yourself.  If you think they might need to come live with you, just leave a comment telling me how you feel about silk in sock yarn.  Madly in love? Total upgrade from nylon? Never tried it? You suddenly need a list of all the silk sock yarns? There’s no wrong answer, I just want to know how you feel!

And while I can’t send yarn to everyone, I can give everyone a discount.  You can use the code ENTERTAINED to get a dollar the price between now and Friday.  Just put Diluvian in your ravelry cart, click on the ‘use a coupon code’ button, and type in the code ENTERTAINED.  You’ll see the change in price reflected right away.

diluvian 3 sqComments left between now and the end of the day (eastern time) Friday, March 18, 2016 will be entered to win.  I’ll pick a winner, contact them to get their addresses, and arrange to send yarn their way.  Be sure to use a real email address so I can contact you if you’ve won (I won’t do anything with those email addresses besides notify the winner).  If I do email you, I need to hear back from you within 72 hours or I will pick a new winner and contact them.  Sorry, but I can only ship physical prizes to US addresses.