and more scrap stripes

6 month size vests
scrap stripes vests - 6 mo.

6 month size dress
scrap stripes dress - 6 mo.

and now the 12 mo. size vests. these two are already slated for particular babes.
scrap stripes vests - 12 mo.

and i’ve started a 12 mo. size dress for another little one.

today i am actually getting time to work!  on my list:
1) figuring out kellyn – done being tested.  need to fix the buttonband a bit.  ready to publish?
2) getting this hat to test knitters – publishing one of the other two hats in the series that are ready to go? or save them until fall?
3) maybe getting mary louise re-test knit.

a small rant.  seriously.  i got this shawl out of one skein.  but it has been nothing but trouble since then.  i had 3 test knitters, all very good knitters.  and all reliable test knitters.  one dropped out, or at least i haven’t heard from her in a loooong while.  the two others both had problems, but those ended up not being a problem.  but how do you fix a problem that’s not a problem?  so the process drug on until they figured out it wasn’t a problem.  one even sent me the shawl to take a look at.  and they finally got the shawl done, but one was using a different yarn (insert kicking self here) and the other was using my yarn but ended up with a way larger shawl and needed a second skein.  as i said, she is reliable… so she did a gauge swatch and everything.  so before i publish or do anything i now need to find one or two more test knitters, send them yarn, and see if they can get gauge and the correct sized shawl out of one skein. and yes, i am refusing to knit another one of these.  and i’m sure all of my test knitters hate this pattern too.

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3 thoughts on “and more scrap stripes

  1. Hey! If you need another test knitter, I could be available. I work for a very published designer (references available) in my local area. Love your designs and I could fit some of your tests into my schedule. Absolutely love the fair isle hat…shawl isn’t bad either ;)

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