Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Desmondus Sock Kit Giveaway

This Giveaway is Closed!

We have a potential winner! InJuneau, Congratulations! I've contacted her and will give her 24 hours to respond to me at sandrasingh@sandrasingh.com

"Thank you" everyone for entering I've enjoyed reading all of your comments.


Introducing a new pair of unisex socks, Desmondus, by sock designer extraordinaire Chrissy Gardiner of "Gardiner Yarn Works." And you now have a chance to enter and win a Desmondus Sock Kit!

Desmondus

Named after the little grey vampire bat, the Desmondus Socks were designed to be knit in Serendipitous Ewe's Fate Fingering sock yarn in one of the vampire inspired colorways in a series dyed exclusively for Sandrasingh.com.

Desmondus in Silver Shadows

An unique cable pattern and lace insert are featured on these "His-and-Hers" socks for the night owl in your life.

Sizes: Sized for Women's M (Men's M)

Foot Circumference: 8 (9.5)"
Yarn: 1 (2) skein Serendipitous Ewe Fate Fingering (100% superwash merino, 400 yds, 4oz/115 gm)
Needles: set of 5 double pointed size US 1 (2.5mm) or two 24" size US 1 (2.25mm) circulars, cable needle, yarn needle & stitch markers
Gauge: 34 sts/46 rnds = 4" in st st
Difficultly: Intermediate


Don't want to wait to see if you win? Desmondus is available as a pattern only that is emailed to you as a PDF with no shipping fees and also as a Kit with 1 or 2 skeins of Fate Fingering.

Serendipitous Ewe's
Fate Fingering is an amazingly soft yarn and one skein is all you need to knit or crochet a pair of socks! You won't want to stop with socks, this 2-ply, 100% superwash merino wool yarn knits up with an excellent stitch definition and beautiful drape, perfect for lace projects, cold weather accessories and more and these colors are perfect for every member of your family.

Generously put up in 4 ounce/115 gram, 400 yard skeins making your hand crafting possibilities endless.



Angela is Serendipitous Ewe master dyer and she dreamed up these lovely hues in tribute to Nosferatu, the Count, Vampire Lestat, Edward, Eric, Vampire Bill and all the other fanged creatures of the night, but you don’t have to be a vampire lover to love what she's created, these colorways are timeless!

Autumn Glow - Warm oranges mingle with reds to create this fall blaze of color, its like the sun is putting on one last show before the night grows longer.
Silver Shadows -
Shades of grey with silvery white, very distinguished and a nod to the vampires of yesteryear.
Twilight Sky - Blue, turquoise, rose & purple reflect the evening sky.

The Giveaway includes the Desmondus Sock pattern and one skein of Fate Fingering in Silver Shadows. The pattern will be emailed to the winner as a PDF and the winner will be announced on Tuesday January 18, 2011.

Enter this Giveaway:
The more ways you enter, the more chances you have to win and make sure to leave a comment telling exactly what you did to enter.

1. Leave a comment about this pattern, with your contact information, under this blogpost.
2. Blog about this Giveaway on your blog and link it, leave a comment under this blogpost with the link back to your blogpost.
3. Join my Ravelry group Sandrasingh.com and introduce yourself in the "Welcome Tell us About Yourself..." thread.
4. Announce this Giveaway in your Ravelry group or in another Ravelry group that allows you to announce Blog Giveaways.
5. Friend me on Facebook: Sandra Singh and say you "Like" my post about this Giveaway.
6. Announce this Giveaway (with the link) on Facebook
7. Follow me on Twitter: Sandrasingh
8. Announce this Giveaway (with the link) on Twitter.
9. Sign up for my Newsletter on my Home Page.
10. Sign up to "Follow my Blog."

147 comments:

Amy said...

I love the cabling work in this sock pattern...lovely! knitterofhats on Ravelry

Amy said...

I follow your blog. knitterofhats on Ravelry

Steph said...

I love patterns that can be unisex. This pattern looks awesome in the grey! StephStotler on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

I love the sock pattern. I joined your Rav group and sent you a friend request on FB. I'm also following your blog now. Thanks for doing this giveaway.
Patricia (pwitherspoon) on Ravelry

Ruby said...

I love this giveaway. These unisex socks are great. I love the silver/grey coloring.

mzcruse on Ravelry

SillyLittleLady said...

Pretty Pretty yarn! And the sock pattern is a perfect his and hers match up, good thing I don't have a him in my life or he'd steal them hehe

sillylittlelady(at)gmail(dot)com

or

sillylittlelady on Ravelry

Jinann said...

What a lovely pattern! I love how there's a men's version and a woman's version.

jinann on ravelry

Beathag said...

I'm pretty sure I will fight with my boyfriend who is gonna wear this socks first!

sophia.komninou at gmail.com

Beathag said...

I follow the blog

barbara143 on Ravelry said...

love the color of the yarn with this pattern.

Amy said...

I joined your Ravelry group and introduced myself.

oonagh said...

very pretty sock pattern, works wonderfully with that yarn......and those yarn colors are gorgeous too!! will hafta keep my eyes on them.....

-oonaghfibersmyth on ravelry

Larissa said...

I'm a 'sucker' for cables and lace!

Lauren said...

Love, love,love this pattern and yarn.
Absolutely beautiful!
I am at pixieknitter@live.com
and knitter-pixie on Ravelry.

InJuneau said...

This pattern is great! I love bats, so this would be a blast to knit and wear.

(InJuneau on Ravelry)

InJuneau said...

I also signed up for the newsletter.

(InJuneau on Ravelry)

InJuneau said...

I also joined your group and introduced myself.

Thank you!

(InJuneau on Ravelry)

Clara said...

I love the sock pattern! Would love to win it! GetKnitted on Ravelry.

Kristen said...

Beautiful pattern. It is nice to have a unisex option that is not just plain stockinette!

Michaela said...

I've never knit socks before. This would be great to start learning!!
Thank you for a chance to win!

knitmish on Ravelry

Mercy said...

Love it! midwifemom on Ravelry

sosarahsew said...

Who wouldn't love socks named for a bat? Have followed your blog for a while now. Thanks for the contest.
sarahinstitches @ hotmail.com

patsy said...

the color name Silver Shawdow reminds me of the vampire show Dark Shadows that I watched as a kid. sparky136 on Ralvery

Rebekka said...

Good thing my husband and me almost have the same size in shoes (we use to share our socks already). A lovely cable pattern and the autumn glow colour way is simply gorgeous!

Rebekka on ravelry

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I like the cables up the back and the way the heel looks.

Thanks for the giveaway. I love the light gray (silver) color.

nightpaws said...

These socks are so pretty, and the zigzagging cable looks like a string of bat wings if you look at it sideways.

BedAndEcky on Ravelry said...

Love the pattern. The cables are really unique

Amanda said...

I love the unique cables, and the pattern goes really well with that yarn.

Super-Nova on Ravelry

Amanda said...

I "liked" your post on Facebook

Amanda said...

Shared a link on Twitter

Amanda said...

Following you on Twitter

Amanda said...

Following your blog

Lynn said...

I love this pattern! I am making the first pair of socks for my hubby and I would love to make a matching pair!

KJo said...

I love that zig-zag cable, it's so neat! And I do love vampires, you didn't mention Barnabas Collins, I was shocked. Thank you so much for holding such a cool giveaway.

KJo on Ravelry

adrienne said...

who doesn't love a giveaway that includes yarn! pattern looks like a fun knit.

Lynn said...

I am posting my blog:
www.gardenlynn.blogspot.com

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Another beautiful Chrissy Gardiner pattern, and the Silver Shadows yarn is gorgeous. I hope the Fickle Finger Of Fate points to me winning the Fate Fingereing.

Katrin said...

The cables in this sock pattern look great and the yarn complements it so nicely.

rainbowscuba on Ravlery

Debbie said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway! I also follow your blog. Debbie in Alaska

knitwork said...

What a lovely pattern! Thanks for the giveaway.

Jolene (JoboDesigns on Ravelry) said...

Great Looking socks! I love the way they look for either a man or a woman... which is great, because I find it difficult to find patterned men's socks that my Husbeast will actually wear!

- I also "liked" this post over on Facebook :)

Rachelle said...

That's gorgeous, would love to be in to win.
Sewsable on Rav

Rachelle said...

I already follow your blog

audrey said...

ok, here's what I've done / am doing:

1. Leaving a comment about this pattern: I love the his and hers options in this pattern, although my SO doesn't mind a bit of discreet lace :-)

3. Joined Ravelry group Sandrasingh.com and introduced myself (mataharimau) in the "Welcome Tell us About Yourself..." thread.

5. Friended Sandra on Facebook

7. Following Sandrasingh on Twitter

8. Retweeted this Giveaway (with the link) on Twitter.

9. Signed up for Sandra's Newsletter

10. Signed up to Follow Sandra's Blog.

and I might do some of the others ...

audrey said...

one more entry: I've blogged about this

Rebecca said...

Gorgeous color to complement gorgeous patterning
love the cables
vampirific! a pair of these for my dh and "my boyfriend is a vampire" in red for myself sounds like a lovely february gift for my dh and me (our anniversay is feb 28 and then there's valentine's day)

whata generous give-away! thanks for doing this
rebeccawip on ravelry

Ladka said...

I like the heel pattern - looks very specific!

Knititall said...

Wow, those socks and colors are great! I do like vampire stories and the colors are perfect. Thanks for the giveaway!

Knititall said...

I follow you on twitter and tweeted @knititall

Knititall said...

I'm a follower of your blog :)

Knititall said...

I blogged about the giveaway here: http://knittingitall.blogspot.com/2011/01/sandra-singh-does-it-again.html

Knititall said...

I subscribed to your newsletter in December, love it!

Anonymous said...

Love that sock pattern. I'm all about the sock knitting right now.

ktlady74 on Ravelry

Marilyn said...

Oooo, nice combo.

2011 is the year I do my first sock, maybe this will be the one. ;-)

Texasknitster said...

I'd like in on this one. Love the socks, love the yarn!

KnittingReader said...

Gorgeous pattern and yarn! I saw your comment in the Chrissy Gardiner group on Ravelry.

marlat1112 said...

Hi Sandra,
These socks rock!
Your fellow Austinite, Marla

busyHSmom said...

Yum! Yum! Me wants! The grey is very nice, but I am a sucker for anything w/red in it!

knittinwolf said...

Gorgeous colorway and what beautiful cables!

marlat1112 said...

Sandra,
You're in my tweets! Marla

lorraine said...

ive never tried knitting socks..this would be a great way to start :)raineoc@yahoo.com

goldenbird said...

Love the yarn and the sock pattern! Thanks for the giveaway. I will tweet and follow and be back to let you know.

Anonymous said...

oh that is a pretty pattern and pretty yarn!! i love serendiptious ewe...angela and kate are so nice :)

sparkli on rav.

marlat1112 said...

OK Sandra...you're posted on my blog!
http://knitqwik.blogspot.com/

LeAnn said...

So pretty! I love all the little details! Pyrokittie on Ravelry. =D

goldenbird said...

Okay, I have tweeted about your giveaway and followed your

goldenbird said...

Meant to say, "and followed your blog."

Sara said...

Very nice sock pattern and the yarn color is stunning!

nhsarab at yahoo dot com

One Sheep said...

I love that Silver Shadow colorway! I'm not on Rav, FB or Twitter and don't blog, so wish me luck with my one lonely little entry.

Kim said...

Wow nice socks! I love it. marusempai on Ravelry

Kim said...

I already follow you on Twitter (@marudesigns), do I get an entry for that? :D

Heather J said...

The cabling is wonderful. The yarn is perfect I love how it seems to showcase the pattern beautifully.

lotsofhermies on Ravelry

Stariel said...

Lovely yarn! I also signed up for your newsletter. :)

windtea said...

I decided to follow your blog.

Barbara said...

Beautiful pattern and yarn! Thank you for the chance to win!
meditativerose on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

Wonderful pattern!

Nicole said...

What a nice pattern and beautiful yarn!

Nicole said...

Great giveaway! The pattern and yarn are great.

Nicole said...

So cool! I really wanna learn to knit socks!

rav id: HermioneWeasley

Nicole said...

I'm already following your blog!

rav id: HermioneWeasley

Nicole said...

I also already joined and introduced myself in your rav group, liked the post on facebook, and tweeted about the giveaway!

rav id: HermioneWeasley

Turtle said...

very cool design and colorway! likes lots!

Turtle said...

i follow your blog!

Halfpint said...

Beautiful pattern and gorgeous yarns
Rav name@ Alittlebitsheepish

Stephanie RJ said...

Hoory for lovely mens AND womens socks!

Teresa said...

Such a pretty sock and love the color! Would love to make them for my husband!

Amy said...

Blogged about it: http://knitterofhatsspeaks.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

Knitfrenzy said...

This would be my first sock with cables - Love your patterns, Chrissy.

Terri said...
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Terri said...

Hi! What a nice giveaway! I love Chrissy's patterns and I belong to her CSK group, so that enticed me over to check out your blog & website! I am very impressed! So, here are the things I've done for the giveaway entries :-)

1. Leave a comment about this pattern, with your contact information, under this blogpost.

3. Join my Ravelry group Sandrasingh.com and introduce yourself in the "Welcome Tell us About Yourself..." thread.

5. Friend me on Facebook: Sandra Singh and say you "Like" my post about this Giveaway.

6. Announce this Giveaway (with the link) on Facebook

9. Sign up for my Newsletter on my Home Page.

10. Sign up to "Follow my Blog."

GerryART said...

I love knitting sox so this is the perfect way to add to my
pattern stash
and
end up with a great pair of sox.

Hugs,
Gerry

Anonymous said...

I Love the sock and the yarn sounds yummy. Would love to knit these for myDH. I am on ravelry crazyknittengran

Anonymous said...

Posted with my Knit Group on Facebook. crzyknittengran on ravelry

Tracey said...

I am learning how to knit socks so this would be a wonderful giveaway to win. Thanks so much.

suburban prep said...

How beautiful.
The pattern and the yarn.
msgb245 at gmail dot com

suburban prep said...

I follow your blog.

ikkinlala said...

What a lovely pattern! I love that it's unisex and still looks interesting to knit - it's hard to find fun patterns that the men in my life will wear.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

Anonymous said...

Really nice pattern and yarn!

StaceyKnitsIt ravelry

spinquilt said...

Love the sock pattern and the gray looks great. I am not a fan of gray as I like bright colours but this pattern looks good in the gray.

Affiknitty said...

I happen to have a fondness for bats, so I really like this pattern! Thanks for the giveaway.

I signed up to follow your blog too. I've always liked your online shop, but hadn't found your blog before. Now I will stay tuned. : )

Shannon (affiknitty@yahoo.com)

Lisette said...

I really like the heel on this sock pattern. Of course, the cable design is wonderful too.

Lisette said...

Sock pattern is great. I have made a note to order this one if not the winner.

Anonymous said...

I am a huge vampire fan! I can't wait to make my favorite vampire (my husband) a pair of matching socks. Angelamolden on ravelry

damascusannie said...

Love the pattern and the yarn. Hope I win!

goldenbird said...

I have mentioned the giveaway on my blog and posted an announcement to my Ravelry group.

springstitches said...

Lovely pattern. Beautiful intricate pattern steeped in tradition with a hip appearance.
-- FreckledPast [Ravelry]

Kate! said...

I love cabled socks- it's so easy but looks so wonderful!

Thanks for the giveaway!

dmr said...

what an amazing cable pattern - I definitely think I need to make a pair for my husband . . . and son 1

2 pointy sticks said...

Love that the pattern is unisex. Perfect for my DD and her BF.

too_shy11(at)yahoo(dot)com

Julia said...

You designed a beautiful pattern, Sandra.

Caffeine Girl said...

It is rare for me to love a man's or unisex sock -- but I adore this one. The yarn is gorgeous, too!

This is a lovely giveaway so I shared it on my blog at www.caffeinegirl.com.

Megan said...

I love the pattern and the beautiful yarn! www.crochetjourney.blogspot.com or mostedgaard on Ravelry

Bubblelad said...

This is a lovely sock pattern! I would love to knit these socks for my boyfriend.

I just added you as a friend on FB and also signed up for your news letter.

Sarah {The Student Knitter} said...

wow! What a great giveaway! I sailed in to your blog through another blog who had linked it. Count me in! Thank you so much for offering this!

Sarah {The Student Knitter} said...

oh and I surfed through your site and decided to follow it too. Great stuff!

Ginger S. said...

These socks are really COOL. I need some. Thank you for this contest.

Winterschild on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

Just learned to cable, so that is what caught my attention. The yarn is very pretty, too.
LynnIL on ravelry

nmlehner said...
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nmlehner said...

This pattern looks so complicated but yet so doable!! I love it and will probably purchase it just to try it out!

nmlehner on rav :)

aunt rowena said...

wonderful pattern! and the yarn is so beautiful! melindaparmer on ravelry

Lisa said...

I love this pattern. The cable is very unique.

helenlam said...

Great pattern and I love the greys! I'm helenlam on Rav

Heather said...

This sock pattern is really cool looking in my opinon, because it kinda sorta has cables in it but not in the traditional sense, plus the yarn you chose for the pattern shows off the uniqueness perfectly.

Contact: h sailor moon @ gmail . com

No spaces of course.

agd509 said...

This is a really cool pattern! I love the way the cables zig-zag! You can find me on Ravelry as agd509.

agd509 said...
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agd509 said...

I posted a blog about this giveaway on my blog: http://agd509.blogspot.com
You can find me on Ravelry as agd509.

The Angle Family said...

This is so clever! I love to fond guy-friendly patterns. mpgangle@gmail.com

m_harr said...

Lovely blog! And I love the sock pattern and yarn. Now following you on Blogger and Facebook :)

knowledgeofwater on Ravelry

Random with Mandar said...

I love the colorway you used! The cables really pop!

CINQLY(at)yahoo(dot)com

CINQLY on ravelry.

Ann said...

Well, I'm not the fastest sock knitter, but I love cables & lace together! See my blog post:
http://knittingwithsandrasingh.blogspot.com/2011/01/desmondus-sock-kit-giveaway.html
I'm already following, can't get on Ravelry from work. Please contact me thru Ravelry, I'm AnnBan there.

Liz G. said...

Beautiful! I love Chrissy's work!

Lara said...

Pretty pattern!

-bookwormdjibouti on Rav

Lara said...

I also followed your blog.

-bookwormdjibouti on Rav

charlotte said...
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charlotte said...

What a great pattern! Improving my sock-skills is one of my goals for 2011!

I'm featheredgirl on Rav.

afh163 said...

Beautiful!

afh163@gmail.com

Marianna said...

Looks like a beautiful pattern!

mzaza9@gmail.com

Marianna said...

Also just started following your blog.

Jeannette said...

Love the pattern, and the yarn is great.

Collienchen said...

That pattern is just adorable. Thanks for the chance to win it together with the yummy yarn.

Greetings from Seattle,
Collienchen @ ravelry

earthboysblog said...

Wonderful giveaway,, I have one to on my blog.

Carol said...

i want to make these socks !!!

Kathy said...

Love the pattern.. looks great with the sock yarn... katbrandon on ravelry

LeAnn said...

What a lovely giveaway! chupacabra on Ravelry

Evin said...

I am now following your blog.

Evin said...

I'm following you on Twitter, though I worry I'm following the wrong person since you don't tweet about knitting.

Spring Stitches said...

The classic colors with just enough hue variation to add interest are the perfect yarn to partner with this enchanting sock pattern.

On Twitter, I am now following both Sandrasingh as specified in this post and Sandrasinghcom as noted in your sidebar.