Saturday, September 15, 2012
Some of the most special souls are people who volunteer to test knit. I think that some people enjoy getting to see new designs before they're available to the public. Some people enjoy the challenge of knitting something new that might have a few mistakes for them to catch. And I'm sure some people probably enjoy the test itself, as it is typically done in an on-line forum where a number of other people are working on the same design and you can all chat and compare notes.
One person I've 'met' through test knitting is Kreativia. She a Norwegian mum with a number of kids to knit for who worked on both my Charlotte Dress test and just finished up her test for my Munchkin Dress (coming soon!) She had posted a couple peeks along the way, and the yarn she chose (Drops Baby Merino) was knitting up beautifully. I think her dress came out looking like something you could only find at a high-end boutique (if you could even find it there.)
And how big a smile do you think was on my face when I saw this charming photo that she posted of her two daughters - one still wearing the Charlotte Dress more than a year after she originally knit it, and the other wearing her brand new Munchkin Dress and legwarmers? Yeah, that's right. A really big one.
Those two kiddos look like they have a lot of fun together!
Kreativia, if I'm ever in Norway, I'm totally tracking you down and inviting you to come and join me for a drink and a couple hours of knitting!