Last week I spent a few days in Madrid on a business copywriting workshop. I was in need of it. I love to write, I love to smash the letters on the keyboard as I furiously type but the overwhelm of the past few months, of a huge expansion of the business and launching the very popular subscription box, The Classics Society,
my head was in bits.
Sunshine and sangria were needed and the combination did not disappoint.
So when the designer Surfing Ducks got in touch with me recently to say "Hey Countess, I've designed these socks using your yarn, whatcha think?" I knew instantly that I wanted to endorse these.
They are bright. They are subversive. They are a little bit cheeky. They scream to my inner rebellion.
So before I went to Madrid, I had all my social media and newsletters scheduled ready and as I'm sat there eating the freshest of salads in a restaurant (UK salads never taste this good), I knew that I needed to rewrite this newsletter.
It needs pizazz! It needs fanfare! It needs a "WILL YOU LOOK AT HOW BLOODY AMAZING THESE SOCKS ARE! HOW EXCELLENT WILL THESE LOOK ON YOUR FEET!"
So I'm telling you now, just now riotous you'd feel with a pair of these in your shoes whilst dressed in your formal work clothes. You'll know that Day of the Dead skull is there and only people who are aware of the magic of this #hiddenheels
cult will know too.
It can be our secret.I want to BUY YOU THIS PATTERN. Seriously.
I will personally login to my Ravelry account and manually buy each and every copy. I don't care how long it takes, I just want to get this Day of The Dead Socks patterns
your hands. Or feet, they would probably look better on feet.
THE SMALL PRINT (which is actually bigger because I need you to read carefully!)
Order from Countess Ablazefrom now until 7 pm BST on Wednesday 19th July 2017 and I'll buy you a copy. From me. With love.
When you go to the checkout, in the notes section you MUST write:
#hiddenheels & your Ravelry username.
If you don't write this at checkout, you won't get a pattern. The new season of Game of Thrones starts tonight and I'm not responding to emails of "I forgot!" I'm too busy bouncing up and down on my seat fist pumping the air in support of Aria. My money is on her achieving world domination so no interrupting my screen time.
Our business hours are 9 amtil 5 pm so that's when patterns will be purchased on Ravelry. See Game of Thrones excuse above. ^^
And as an extra token of love, take 10% off your order too with the code GAMEOFTHRONES10 which is valid until 7 pm on Wednesday 19th July and is for online orders only. You must use this at checkout in the box for codes as discounts are not applied retrospectively.
Alternatively, if you want to buy these smashing socks directly, go to Surfing Ducks Ravelry page and buy your own. It won't have the prestige of being bought by the Countess but it does mean you can get a cheeky head start on knitting a pair of these bad boys.
You can also get 10% off the pattern with the code: Skullcandy
One code per person and is valid until August 13th 2017
This offer is valid on Ravelry.
The yarn and colourways used in the original are:
The Sparkly Bluefaced Baron Sock in Orange Mocha Frappuccino(an OOAK dyed last year on Shinybee's podcast with the Countess) and The Black Parade and the top photographs show the variegated yarn as Golosa, which was dyed especially for this pattern.