Saturday, February 12, 2011

The newest addition to our Family

I would like to introduce you all to the newest member of our family… James Cartisano
James is a 9 month old Shar-pei Wynerimer mix.  He joined our Family this afternoon and has already chased the cat who is now in hiding!!!  James is also scared to go up the stairs but we are thinking by tonight he be fine with going up stairs to go to bed.  James loves to play in the snow and I will try to get some video of him playing in the snow soon!  I will post some more pictures soon as he is more settled.

Valentine's day Sale!

Announcing our 14% off Sale in honor of Valentine's day!

Valentine’s day giveaway!

Hi and Happy Valentine’s Day!  So what does Valentine’s day mean to you????  That is the question for this giveaway.  What will you win you ask????  Well, the Baseball Cap and mouse pad shown above and you get one pattern of your choice from my patterns located on the second page of my blog.  All you need to do is post a comment here on this post saying what Valentine’s day means to you and you could be a winner.  Please make sure you leave me a way to contact you and on February 15th in the morning soon as I get online I will pick a winner with the help of the trusty random number generator!  Due to the cost of shipping this is USA only, sorry about that but I am not making enough on my pattern sales to ship world wide yet!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Update on my Sagrantino Shawl sample knit!

Yes I am still working on this sample knit!  You can see the first post for this here!  It is going kind of slow due to the fact that it is hard to work on this at night because of the black thin yarn.  I am loving the pattern and as you can see I now have 5 hexagons done!  I am hoping to have 7 done by the time it gets dark today.  OK here are the pictures.
This one is while I was working on hexagon #5.
And this is a close up of one of the hexagons. 

I would love to hear about your experiences with this pattern.  So please post your comments below!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Sample knit's Tail

I was lucky enough to be selected by Knit One, Crochet Too to knit up a sample of the above pattern.  Now there was a slight problem in that the package got held up by the blizzard that hit us, so the yarn wasn't delivered until Monday the 7th at about 2 pm.  Soon as it got here I opened the box and got started!  I was doing the size 35 and today, Wednesday the 9th at 6:39 pm I had bound off the last stitch, woven in all the ends and had it all packaged back in its envelope to be mailed tomorrow morning!  The Pattern is so easy and really a joy to knit!  The yarn I used which I am not really able to talk about was amazing, it was soft and very easy to knit with.  The tank will need light blocking but I was told they would do it, so off in the envelope it went to wait for its trip to UPS tomorrow! 

Monday, February 7, 2011

Super Bowl giveaway winner

And the winner is number 12 according to!

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said... I like the Bud Light Dog Sitter commerical. February 7, 2011 3:02 PM

Congratulations Knittingdancer please email me at knits4udesigns at gmx dot com and let me know which pattern you would like!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Why is it snowing again!!!



Yes it is snowing again here in the Naperville (Chicago) area! 


Covergirl free samples!

What's the 50th anniversary?

Celebrating 50 beautiful years

The next generation of COVERGIRL… is you! Visit the MyCOVERGIRL tab to celebrate and let friends and this iconic beauty brand know just what it is that makes you an easy, breezy, beautiful COVERGIRL. As part of the fun, they’ll be offering samples, fun quizzes, sweet rewards, monthly and quarterly prizes and amazing once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Go ahead, invite your friends to the party and rock your COVERGIRL all year long!

Fun with Super bowl commercials Giveaway!

I thought it would be fun to have a giveaway today involving the Super Bowl Commercials.  So here is what you need to do!  Watch the Commercials and then post a comment here on this post telling me your favorite one, make sure you give me your contact info so I can let you know if you are the winner.  I will pick a winner using the Random Number generator and you will win a free pattern of your choice from any of the patterns I have listed here on my site! 

Here are some to take a look at:
Chevy dealership
Miss Evelyn
clean energy
Runs deep
Also you can name any of the other commercials during the game!  I will be picking the winner on Monday the 7th at 8 pm Chicago time.  Good luck everyone!

Announcing the Celtic Shamrock Throw Blanket


The Celtic Shamrock Throw Blanket is now available!



This pattern is $5 and available by clicking this link.  This is a wonderful throw blanket with a Celtic knot shamrock in the center. Gauge is not important and you could use any size yarn you like but it will affect the size. Also you could do the shamrock as color work by doing the purl stitches as knit stitches with a different color.  The skill Level I feel this is an advanced beginner’s pattern.