Monday, April 25, 2011

HeartStrings' Rainy Day Sock Kit Giveaway

Congratulations to Judi A, Zowmom on Rav.
You have won!
Please email sandrasingh@sandrasingh.com
to claim your prize!


April showers bring May flowers, or in your case, April knits bring May's new looks and our last Giveaway is very fitting for this time honored saying, a HeartStrings FiberArts' Rainy Day Socks Kit! The giveaway includes the pattern and a skein of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in the colorway Amy's Vintage Office to knit them in, details on how to enter below.

Jackie E-S

The designer behind HeartStrings is the talented American knitwear artist Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer. May is an important milestone for Jackie and I, I've had the pleasure of carrying Jackie's patterns since May, 2010.


Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Amy's Vintage Office

Jackie is best known for designing lace and beaded projects, but she also offers you
a wide selection of sock and garment projects to choose from. She designs with
the entire family in mind, making it easy to find just the right project.

And she's a fiber enthusiast who loves all fibers equally, her projects range from decadent single skein projects done in qiviut to knits done in popular lace and sock yarns such as Lorna's Laces and Schaefer. Her patterns are written to make yarn substitutions a breeze.

Lets Meet Jackie! Jackie E-S is a long-time knitting enthusiast who shares her love of knitting and experience through guild groups, classes, and networking with other fiber artists. In her past "real life" she was an information technology consultant.

Knitting has always been a relaxing and fulfilling counterpart to a sometimes stressful technical career. Jackie is also an avid spinner and often uses hand-spun yarns in her knitting projects, in addition to yarns commercially available.

Jackie E-S established HeartStrings to provide quality instruction to knitters who want their items to be special, as well as practical and enjoyable to knit. Knitters of all skill levels have been enjoying the knitting patterns designed and published by Jackie E-S / HeartStrings FiberArts.

With a background in music and mathematics, she enjoys capturing the melody of color/texture and harmonizing it with style and function. Jackie's career in computer systems analysis provided the analytical framework evident in her intricate, yet simple, designs now showcased in her growing roster of HeartStrings patterns.

All HeartStrings patterns incorporate master knitter techniques that minimize extra finishing steps. If you don't consider yourself a master at knitting, don't worry. These techniques are elegantly integrated into Jackie's designs and clearly explained in the pattern instructions. For less-experienced knitters, this is a way to learn new knitting skills. For more advanced knitters, you can benefit by seeing new ways to apply these techniques. You will find that HeartStrings patterns are a pleasure to knit, and the completed project will be a source of pride.

As a certified master knitter and teacher, Jackie continues to share her love of knitting and knowledge through design and publication of skill-building pattern instructions, and conducting workshops, programs and demonstrations. Her interest in the fiber arts extends beyond knitting and spinning to include weaving, dyeing and all needle arts. She also enjoys tournament contract bridge and music. Her most recent 'play' thing is a cajun (diatonic) accordion – She has a lot of practicing to do to get up to the tempo of the masters!

All HeartString FiberArts' patterns are sold as PDF downloads that are emailed to you after purchase, which means no shipping fees. The following is a sampling of her many beautiful designs, enjoy browsing.

Lace




There will be one winner for this giveaway and the pattern will be emailed to them as a PDF. No purchase is necessary to enter and the winner will be announced on April 30, 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. And please make sure to include your contact information.

1. Leave a comment about your favorite HeartStrings FiberArts' pattern, 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."

105 comments:

Kae said...

My favorite 'HeartStrings' pattern is Technique Teddy Bear.

Janet said...

Well, my favorite Heartstrings pattern is the Hug-Me-Tight jacket. So sturdy and yet so delicate! Really beautiful. Of course, though, I love all of those patterns! Who could resist them?!

Christine said...

I've always loved the Beaded Lace Scarf II and look forward to the day I knit it.

Christine said...

i follow your blog!

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Debbie said...

My fav HeartStrings pattern is Links of diamonds scarf.
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Michelle said...

Rainy Day Socks! Love them in those rainy day blue colors.
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suburban prep said...

I love the Pianissamo Lace Blouse.
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I am a part of your Ravelry group.
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I am a follower of your blog.
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Lynn said...

I love the Technique Teddy!

Lynn P
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Lynn said...

I'm a member of your Rav group.

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Lynn said...

I posted the link on my FB page.

Lynn P
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Lynn said...

I follow your blog.

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Lynn said...

I am signed up for your emails.

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lorraine said...

all the lace patterns are so beautiful!

Judi A. said...

I really like the "Links of Diamonds Scarf" but I also like the "Cowl Dickey." I have never seen that combination before and think it's a wonderful idea. :-)

Montymoo said...

I love the Dickies pattern. My son wears them under his uniform in the winter-he's a police officer.

Montymoo said...

I follow you on Twitter! I am montym00

Judi A. said...

I joined your ravelry group and did an intro on the Welcome thread.

Zowmom on Ravelry

(I forgot to leave contact info on my first entry)

Montymoo said...

I shared this link on my Facebook page!

Judi A. said...

I friended you on facebook and indicated I like this giveaway. :-)


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Judi A. said...

I signed up to follow your blog.


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Montymoo said...

I signed up for your newsletter.

Montymoo said...

I follow your blog!

Bibek said...

My favorite pattern shown is: Pianissamo Lace Blouse

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Montymoo said...

I re-tweeted your tweet!

Karen said...

I am a member of your Rav group :)

I am econnerd on Rav

Karen said...

I am a follower already :)

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Karen said...

I have you friended on facebook :)

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Karen said...

I receive your newsletter too :)

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Karen said...

My favorite pattern shown is: Pianissamo Lace Blouse

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Jenny (renewedmind) said...

My favorite would be the Rainy Day Socks.

amchart said...

The Pianissimo Lace Blouse is lovely, as are all the patterns. I would love to learn beading. I’m a member of your Ravelry group. I receive your Newsletter. I follow your blog.
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mimiscreations said...

My favorite Heartstrings pattern is the "Pianissimo Lace Blouse"!!!! It looks gorgeous and I would like to by the pattern soon and knit for myself :-)

Alvin said...

the lace blouse is beautiful!!!

Barbara said...

I love the Half Note Symphony Shawl, and of course the Rainy Day socks :)

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glongley said...

I love all socks patterns.

Montymoo said...

I 'liked' your Facebook post about the giveaway!

Sarah said...

Love the Hug Me Tight Jacket Wrap, absolutely timeless and beautiful!

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Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I am member of your Ravelry group.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

My 2 favorite Heartstrings patterns are the Errant Lace Hand Coverings and the Hug Me Tight Fan Lace Jacket Wrap.

Susie said...

I absolutely love the socks.. Rainy Day Socks. It has done nothing but rain here so that is an appropriate title.

billicummings said...

The Links of Diamonds scarf is beautiful and the Lace Blouse. Hard to pick just one.

Regina said...

1. the lace edged blanket & teddy bear
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Debbie said...

My favourite is the Cowl Dickey!

patsy said...

I like the Links of Diamonds scarf sparky136 on Ralvery

Carrie said...

My favorite is the Hug Me Tight Fan Lace Jacket Wrap. I love the way that lace stitch gives so much interest to the shape!

Katrin said...

I love the Hug Me Tight Fan Lace Jacket Wrap. It looks very luxurious.

Katrin said...

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Anonymous said...

My favorite is the Hug Me Tight Fan Lace Jacket Wrap.

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Heather J said...

My fav is the Hug Me Tight Fan Lace Jacket gorgeous in that yarn.

productofloveliness said...

Hi there!

I am now a follower of your blog...and my favourite Heart Strings pattern is the sock one you are giving away! I am new to knitting and have recently discovered that I love making socks...not to mention that my name is Amy and the yarn you're giving away is 'Amy's Vintage Office'!

Joyce said...

I love the Pianissamo Lace Blouse

|chee-uh| said...

I like Two Ways About It Beaded Socks.

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Diane said...

This So Cal girl is craving the Rainy Day Socks, my favorite Heartstrings pattern at the moment

Knitmish on Ravelry said...

I think the bi directional lace strips stole is very lovely, especially in the colours as shown in the photo!

Knitmish on Ravelry said...

I am also a member of your Ravelry group :)

Knitmish on Ravelry said...

And, I am also subscribing to your newsletter :) :)

Zilliah Bailey said...

My favourite pattern is definitely the Hug Me Tight Fan Lace Jacket Wrap - gorgeous!

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Lindr said...

Love the Pianissimo Lace Blouse. So pretty. I may have to make that one! Thanks for showcasing Heartstrings.

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sue v lowe said...

So many beautiful lacy and textural knits (my favourite kind of knitting), that it is hard to choose a favourite. But if I had to choose, then the "Waves and Flowers" top. Just the thing to put you in a spring mood.
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Anonymous said...

I really like the Links of Diamonds scarf. I'm stuck on my first lace project - maybe a new one is needed. Thanks for sharing some of HeartStrings FiberArts patterns! Something new to add to the queue...

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Teresa said...

I love the bunnies pattern, but also the beaded lace scarf and those socks!!!

Gayle Cox said...

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mj said...

The Filigree Lace Edged Baby Blanket is exquisite. That is definitely my favorite pattern.

Laura said...

How have I missed the Hug-Me-Tight before this? It's beautiful!

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Ivory said...

Love the rainy day socks!

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Enid said...

I love the Rainy Day Socks pattern, and the yarn color in both the sample and the kit giveaway are beautiful. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

g8rfanjr said...

Rainy day socks! Love the colors!!

Jessica said...

Rainy Day Socks is my favorite pattern. I miss rainy days now that I'm in the desert :(

Jessica said...

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Jessica said...

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Ginny said...

Besides the Rainy Day Sock pattern, I just love the Cowl Dickey!

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Mujercita said...

I like the Links of Diamonds scarf. Not sure I'm brave enough to attempt it, but it sure is pretty!

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

My favorite is the Bidirectional Lace Shawl. Not only do I love the pattern, but I love the colors it is shown in.

Jody said...

My favorite is the bi-directional lace strips shawl. A friend did it in Amy Butler Belle and it turned out beautifully

Karen said...

The Pianissimo cardigan is gorgeous! Of course they all are, but that is particularly nice.

Susan Ipavec said...

My favorite Heartstrings pattern is the Johnny Socks pattern--I knit a pair of these for a friend and they looked great! The line of patterns all look very beautiful.

I also friended you on Facebook, am a member of your Ravelry group, follow your blog, and mentioned you on my blog as well!

Suzie said...

Mentioned you on my blog:
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Also following you on twitter and tweeted about your contest too.
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Marsha said...

This is so easy, My all time favorite HeartStrings pattern is Morning Surf. I have made it several times for gifts and it's always a favorite and so loved. You can't go wrong with it.

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quinn said...

I've been a HeartStrings fan for a while now! One of my favorite patterns is the Heart Socks :)
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Kristen said...

My favorite pattern is the Technique Teddy Bear. Cute and squishable!

Connie said...

My favorite is the Pianissamo Lace Blouse. Beautiful!

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ikkinlala said...

I like the Rainy Day Socks best.

Sara said...

I love the Links of Diamonds scarf!

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Sara said...

I am in your Ravelry group!!!

Babs said...

LOVE the Pianissimo Blouse!

Gabriela said...

I really like the Bi Directional Lace Strips Stole. I can already see it done in some purples and blues, or different shades of green.

Gabriela said...

I joined the Ravelry group and introduced myself.

Karen said...

I like the Rainy Day socks and the Pianissamo.


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WickedPyssa said...

my favorite Heartstrings pattern is the Hug-Me-Tight jacket.

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Anonymous said...

I think the link to diamonds is beautiful...but there were more that caught my attention as well. Hard to choose just one.

Anonymous said...

Love the Hug me tight Jacket wrap, and the beaded socks, but really like the wrap

marlib7 on ravelry

Anonymous said...

Love the Pianissimo.

I'll have to do some shopping for a good sport weight yarn. ;>)

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sueb said...

Just found the site ans contest for socks.Beautiful.will visit again even if I do not win.Joined your ravelry group.Hope to try a pattern soon.

Anonymous said...

My favorite HeartStrings pattern is the one I'm currently working on -- the Ivy Trellis Lace Stole. I'm looking forward to trying some of her socks, too.

I've joined the ravelry group, friended and like the post on Facebook, and joined the mailing list and am following the blog.

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Jolene (JoboDesigns on Ravelry) said...

I love the "links of diamonds" scarf/shawl... very pretty!

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robin said...

My favorite Heartstrings Pattern is Technique Teddy Bear!

purplecatlady said...

Love the Rainy Day socks pattern. Am already in your Ravelry group thank you for the contest!

jpepin1950 said...

Love Beaded Socks Pattern. I'm in your Rav group and receive your newsletter

eboston said...

The rainy day socks are beautiful, especially in the color shown.

Deena said...

I adore the Rainy Day Socks; such a joyful pattern!