Temptation: Pattern testing; to test or not to test?

Posted by on June 16, 2012 at 7:26 am.

Lately, I haven’t been too much pattern testing, on Ravelry. I have plenty of my own crochet and knitting projects to keep me busy for a long time.

And then there’s that paid pattern testing….

Recently I was approached via email by a designer asking whether I was interested in pattern testing, and after some deliberation I did accept. That pattern test differs from the others I’ve done on Ravelry since it’s a paid pattern test. And no, they didn’t find me via Ravelry. I really can’t write about what exactly I’m testing. I must say the yarn that was sent to me, along with the actual pattern is lovely, and I’m having a lot of fun.

Earlier today, I gave into my temptation when I saw a cute knitted heart pattern on Ravelry, and I’ve asked to test the pattern. It’s a knitted heart, is simple to make and will be completed within a few hours; which is the only reason I’ve requested to test it. And while I’ve made plenty of knitted hearts before, I wanted to knit a simple pattern from one of the pattern testers. This pattern, if the designer accepts my request, will be the first knitted pattern I’ve tested on Ravelry.

Other pattern tests were for crochet. It was my newest craft, and since I rarely follow a pattern, I thought it would be great to not only improve my crochet skills but see if I could follow a pattern. I  didn’t have any issues, once I knew the crochet abbreviations, and it was a great chance to practice crocheting while learning new techniques.

If I receive the pattern, I most likely will knit sometime this weekend. A quick and easy knit, when I need a distraction from some of the more intricate knitting projects.

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