Monday, August 23, 2010

I test-knit AND give stuff away. Fun!

The super-secret project I alluded to earlier is on hold so I can finish a test knit. Oh, how I wish I could tell you about it and post photos. This thing is so much fun to knit and so pretty, you will be jealous when I can finally reveal the details. You see, I know people, people who are silly kind enough to let me test-knit their designs. Yeah, I can't believe it either, but there you have it.

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.

Don't forget about the give-away. Leave me a link to a funny blog or website, or leave a joke in the comments ON THE AUGUST 22nd POST and you could be the winner. See this blog post for rules. Don't forget to read the jokes in the comments, and check out the links too. There's some really funny stuff. Thanks everybody!

4 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see what you are testing! I would be like that "all fangirl" LOL love it!

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  2. I also would like to see what you are test knitting. Sounds like fun.

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  3. Okay, I'm intrigued -- can't wait for the big reveal.

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  4. Can't wait to see what you're test knitting. I bet it'll be great! Stress relief? eat chocolate!!

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