Part IV:  Pattern Has Been Sent To The Testers

I’m a very lucky designer.  I’ve had four ladies volunteer to test the pattern without my even asking.  All I did was tell about my year of waiting for my sister to test my first pattern.  It too was a doll sweater.  One that I could crochet in an evening.  Very simple.  I finally told her to bring it back to me with her comments on any problems she had seen.  I told her that I had planned on publishing it that past Spring which was a couple of months after I gave it to her.  I suppose I shouldn’t have told her that because it made her feel bad about taking so long, but I needed to light a fire under her.  My other inquiries into how she was coming along (Hint! Hint!) didn’t do a thing.  She brought it back with apologies but is very VERY relieved that someone else is testing my new pattern.  I’m thinking she didn’t much care for testing patterns although she did get a cute sweater for her doll.  That is if she ever finishes it.  She is the queen of procrastinators.  LOL

I’m so excited about this new pattern because it has options!  Don’t you just love patterns with options?  There is a short-sleeved version and a long-sleeved version.  There is a cropped sweater/shrug and a cardigan-length sweater.  And there are options for the closure.  Shouldn’t be much longer to the release of this latest creation.  Stay tuned.  You’ll hear it here first.

In the meantime, I’ve purchased an American Girl doll to model this newest creation.  After all, she has to earn her keep.  She will make her modeling debut when the pattern is published.  Her name is Maggie named after my late mother-in-law, and she is very excited about her future with Lana’s Lark Designs.

Happy crocheting,

Lana, Nikki, Daisy, Pansy and Maggie

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