- If you pattern isn't finished, you are not ready to test. It can be rough. It can have mistakes (heck, I expect mistakes). But you have to have the whole pattern written before you send it to your testers, and send the whole thing to your testers. Some of us like to skim the whole pattern so we know what we're doing before we start.
- Put your instructions in the order you want me to do them. Sometimes I have Mom Brain. It is not fun to spend half an hour trying to figure out part one, only to find out that you have to do part two first.
- Be ready to answer your email/rav messages/whatever in a timely fashion. I am working hard to meet your deadline, and it freaks me out when I can't continue because I need more information from you. I understand you have a life, but please try to be available. If your silence can be measured in days, it has gone on too long.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
As many of you may know, I have been doing lots of test knitting/crocheting lately. I do this mostly because I am crazy, and partially because I have a mild obsession with getting free patterns. That's ugly in a designer, but I digress. The point is, I have several tips for you designers out there, to make sure you are ready to test your design.