I am just about done with pattern designing and writing for a while.
But, I would like to "show-and-tell" you how I edit and test my patterns, before I publish them.
You see, the NVO is my editor; he doesn't even crochet,
but he is good with grammar and words, and helps me tremendously.
A BIG shout out to the NVO!
Okay, so since the NVO can't crochet and I am impatient, the NVO edits the pattern,
I enter his edits, then proof-read it, sleep on it (overnight - not just a nap. ;-) )
and then the next day I pretend like I did not write it
and I make a test swatch with "new or fresh eyes" from the pattern.
And here is my test swatch for the
"La Vie en Rose Afghan and Border/Edging Pattern":
I generally use different colors from the original pattern when testing,
because by this time I am tired of the colors I have been using,
especially if it's been TWO YEARS!
Do you like the border?
If so, the border/edge pattern can be found here.
(It's a nine page step-by-step photo tutorial.)
Crocheted in white, the border looks a little like eyelet lace.
(check it out tomorrow)
This test swatch is a little strange though, as the border is so large
in relation to the middle squares.
What do you think I should make out of it?
It's too big for a pin-cushion (my usual standby).
Its too small for a pillow (another standby).
Also, with that border, I'm not sure it could be made larger???
I'm also not particularly keen on making another one,
but if I must I will. :-)
I would love your input!
Stay tuned, as tomorrow, I will post the afghan
all finished with its border.
I would also like to thank you all for your comments and input
on the fluffier rose from yesterday's post.
Looks like the most popular rose pattern variation is the color called "Shrimp":
I like that best too.
Although I've never seen shrimp the above color,
(I've seen salmon that color, though.)
the shrimp I have eaten are more like this color:
And this is "Apricot".
Hmmmm...it's all so confusing!