Test-knitting is actually a little stressful--your job is to hunt for mistakes and knit at the same time. When you find a mistake (and you will, there's no way around it) you have to figure out if it's their mistake or yours. This isn't easy if you get all fangirl about a designer, and assume they can do no wrong--OMG, it must be meeeeeeeeeeee!
Fortunately, this pattern is basically well written and quite sound. The mistakes are minor and not with the design itself, so it's been easy to keep going and make notes on the database without feeling like I'm over my head and a pretender amongst real knitters.
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