I'm so nervous and excited! I just sent my pattern in to KnitPicks for the final submission! They accepted my initial submission, but this is where they review my pattern and my sample piece and decide for sure if they will accept my pattern to be sold on their website.
The process was pretty simple, but it left me anxious for when I'll actually have more time to devote to this. Thankfully, when I submitted my proposal, I already had the pattern mostly written. I just had to add a few final touches before sending it out to my testers.
This was my first experience with testers and I definitely learned a lot. Unfortunately one of my testers didn't come through, but the others did so it was an overall win. Next time I have testers I might write up a short questionnaire for them to fill out about the test. This way I can ask specific questions about their experience while working with the pattern.
I received yarn from KnitPicks to work up the sample piece. I hadn't worked too much with this specific line of yarn and it ended up being much thinner than I thought, so I had to make some adjustments to my pattern. Thankfully it all worked out and it didn't take me too long to work up the sample.
Then came the pictures...ugh. I didn't want the classic white background because I wanted my pattern to really shine! Just when I thought I had my camera figured out, turns out I'm not so camera savvy. I finally got my pictures figured out after a few days of playing around and I'm pretty happy with the final shots!
The final submission process could take up to 30 days, but I can't wait to share it with everyone!