Conflagration (plus giveaway)

So I don’t mean to alarm you, but it’s kind of chilly where I am.  This morning it was in the 30s.  And while I don’t particularly approve of this, I’m a knitter, so I do feel I’m well equipped to handle it.  Conflagration might be just the thing to take the chill off!

DSC_2381 copyI can’t help but think the stitch pattern on these looks like licks of flame dancing up your ankles.

DSC_2384 copyThe pattern goes swirling around your leg, making some neat zig-zags as it goes (check out the last picture of the post to see how it makes the leg of the sock swoop, it’s kind of nifty).  And I promise, it looks more complicated than it is.  It’s all very orderly and logical once it’s on your needles!

DSC_2385 copyOnce you’re done with the leg, everything finishes up in a nice tidy point on the top of your foot.  From there on out, you’re just working in stockinette, so you’ll be zooming along and done in no time.

DSC_2388 copyThese were knit in some yummy Casbah by Fleece Artist.  That’s long been one of my favorite yarns (I used it for Saboteur and Rampant, and those have been two of my most-worn pairs).  These happen to have been made in a custom color, but I’ve got a skein of their Wine to give away (which is an awfully close color match, so you’ll still have that lovely fiery feeling).

If you’d like it to come live in your stash, just leave me a comment telling me about the warmest thing you’ve ever knit.  I think mine might just be some alpaca socks (tiny little foot ovens I swear), but I suspect you guys have some stories to tell!  And don’t worry, there’s no right or wrong answer, if you live somewhere hot and muggy and the warmest thing you’ve knit is a linen tank top, that’s ok, you can play too.

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

DSC_2404 copyComments left between now and the end of the day (eastern time) Friday, Nov 18, 2016 will be entered to win.  I’ll pick a winner, contact them to get their address, 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.

Oh, and for anyone paying super close attention at home, a version of this pattern was initially released as the February 2010 installment of the installment of Gaia’s Colour’s Sacred Sabbats Yarn club under the name Brigid, but it hasn’t been available for several years.  If you bought the pattern from me when it was initially out, you should already have the updated version in your rav library!