Friday, January 21, 2011

I am in need of some test knitters

I have a new cowl pattern.  That needs testers you need to be an advanced lace knitter to do it.  If you are interested it uses about 220-300 yards Depending on the size you make sock (fingering) yarn.  If you are interested in testing please email me at Knits4udesigns at gmx dot com with Falling Leaf test knit in the subject line.

Let’s talk about inspirations!

I thought it would be fun to talk about inspiration and where mine comes from. First of all ideas for patterns can come from almost anywhere, a picture, nature or a yarn or stitch pattern! How about we look at my Celtic knot set of patterns, we have the 3 filet crochet patterns and the 3 throw blankets, (the 3rd throw blanket (The Shamrock Throw) should be released in the next week or so, as I am still working on the sample), they are the Celtic Tree of Life, The Celtic Trinity Knot and the Shamrock. Now the way I got the inspiration for these patterns is that I was asked to do a filet crochet pattern using the Celtic Tree of Life Knot, I did alter the picture to make it easier to make into a filet crochet pattern, once the crochet patterns for all 3 where done I decided to do the Knitted throw blankets too.

A more recent pattern (it hasn’t even gone into testing yet) is a cowl and that pattern just popped in my mind when I was looking at an autumn picture! The Hood in the post before this one ( ) the inspiration for that came from the fact that I had some left over yarn from The Celtic Trinity knot throw and I wanted to come up with a way to use it up !

I hope this helps you understand how I design and if there is a pattern you are looking for and you can’t find it post a message here or email me at knits4udesigns at gmx dot com and I will see if I can come up with something for you!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Karla has responded!!!!

I just wanted to let you all know Karla has contacted me and I will be sending out her prize Thursday the 19th!  Thank you so much everyone.  There is a new contest to help me name my new pattern and of course we will be having another swag give away next month!

Happy Birthday to my daughter Sale!

In honor of my daughter, Angel's 25th Birthday now through the end of the day on the 20th you can save 25% on all pattern purchases!  No code is needed it will be taken off for you!

Help me name this pattern to win a prize

Hi this is my next pattern and I need your help!  I can't come up with a name for it!  So I was thinking I could get you all involved in helping me and do a give away too!  Please post your ideas for a name and on January 25th I will go over all the comments and pick the one I like best!  So whats in it for me you ask???  How about one skein of Cascade 128 yarn in the color shown, (enough to make this hood) and the pattern!  I can't wait to see your ideas!  Also please make sure you leave me a way to contact you, we are having a problem with the last giveaway because I have no contact info on the winner and they have not contacted me back yet!

Snowy day giveaway update

The Snowy day giveaway winner still hasn't contacted me and I need her Karla to contact me so I can send her prizes, also please leave a way for me to contact you on future giveaways so this can be avoided.  Please email me at with Snowy day giveaway winner in the subject line.  If I don't hear from Karla by the 20th of this month I will redo the random number generator and pick a new winner.  Thank you all!

Monday, January 17, 2011

We have a winner!

We have a winner in our A Snowy Day Giveaway!  It is post number 7 which reads:
Karla said... I love the snow because it makes everything look clean and fresh and pretty!January 11, 2011 11:15 AM
Congratulations Karla please email me at Knits4uDesigns with the subject line of Snowy day giveaway winner with your address so I can send out your prize!