I think the new pattern is ready for testing! As you can see, it's a set of three little farm animals - a sheep, a pig, and a chicken. This was an impulse knit for me. I decided I needed something simpler and faster to knit for craft sales, and something that would be a little more toddler-friendly. They're also great for using up leftover bits of yarn.
So far I've knit all the animals 4 times, and I don't think I'm going to make any more progress on my own. If there are still problems, I'm overlooking them. I think I found the names of everyone who volunteered, but the comments were rather scattered around. I randomly picked 4 names: Mintsu, Sara/sarloz, Katt, and Jackie. I have a couple of your email addresses, so I'll be contacting you later today with all the details. You can also contact me (barbara at fuzzymitten dot com).
If you are too busy right now, or not that interested in the pattern, feel free to decline. Your name will stay on the list for future pattern testing, and I'll pick someone else. Basically what I need is for people to knit up the toys, and locate any pattern mistakes, incorrect stitch counts, and confusing instructions. I'm not so much interested in major design changes, since by this stage, I'm pretty happy with the overall look of a toy. You'll have plenty of time to complete your assignment, then I'll collect your input and make final adjustments to the pattern. If all goes well, the fuzzy farm pattern should be ready by the end of May. Can the rest of you wait that long?