Today’s Square: September Flower
Size: 10 inch
Pattern By: Jessica Phillips
Yarn: RHSS in yellow, lavender, amethyst; mystery yarn in spring, olive and forest green.
Pattern from: Ravelry
Notes: I actually made this square at the first of August as a tester but could only now show it. It has some clever construction for the center flower part. I think it would be a nice square just stopping after the SC rows as well.
Usually I like doing tests, although I’m terrified I’ll miss something. I like to do a good job! This testing experience was so so. I had questions about a couple of things in the pattern but the designer never got back to me with answers. I went ahead and finished the square as I interpreted it and never heard back once I had sent the completed info. I guess it worked out ok since the pattern was released. Perhaps my expectations are too high when it comes to communication during testing? Usually when I have people test things I try to get back to them at least the same day if they have comments and questions. I implement their corrections in the pattern immediately (mainly to make sure I don’t forget!) and let them know if I’ve made the correction or if I haven’t what my reasoning was on it. Do any of you do pattern testing? What are your expectations from the designer during the testing process? Designers, what are your expectations from testers? Do you expect them to just work through the pattern and send you a list of concerns/corrections at the end or do you want them to communicate immediately?