Sometimes you just have to do experiments when you work in a lab. That is no different when your lab is of the Mad Crochet variety. And that means I occasionally need test subjects, er, I mean volunteers to help me perform these experiments. Basically the experiments are trials made with my existing or new free patterns that are already available.
The way the experiments work is I will ask for help when I have an idea. I will inform you of the generic idea and materials needed (you’ll also need the normal testing paraphernalia like stitch markers, scissors, etc.) The idea consists of transforming one of my patterns or parts of the pattern into something new. I will provide a pdf file or link to the existing pattern and email the instructions for the changes to the willing test subjects. Test subjects then have a set time to complete their experiment and provide me with a photo of their completed projects.
Then the fun begins! When the time limit is up, I will share completed experiment photos on my timeline and “grade” them by awarding points to each test subject’s imaginary house or school (think Harry Potter and Hogwarts). Note: Points are given out whether an experiment is successful or not – I am extremely generous. Additional Notes: Grading means nothing and points awarded to houses or schools have no legal monetary value. It’s all in fun and just allows me to talk about your projects and tease, if necessary.
Note: Most of the time, I find it necessary. Do not take seriously. A sense of humor is required to be a test subject. 🙂
FINE PRINT: When participating in an experiment, you agree to not share any photos of your project until the experiment is over. You also agree to allow me the use of your photos on my blog and Facebook page (credit will be given to each artist for their work).
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This is a separate email list that will be used to give you notice of an upcoming experiment to be performed at the Mad Crochet Lab. To sign-up for the regular newsletter, Lab Notes, go here.
Please remember that this is for notification only, and not a guarantee that you will be accepted into an experiment. They happen sporadically, as I have time, and I try to mix up some repeat test subjects with new ones while maintaining a reasonable limit to the amount of people in each experiment. It will, however, give you a little advance notice so you can decide whether you will have time to try and join or not. 🙂
Group Therapy Experiment (completed September 22, 2015)
Operation Occupy Platform Experiment (completed September 3, 2015)
Memory Experiment (completed November 26, 2014)
Mental Health Experiment (completed October 27, 2014)
Fun Gene Experiment (Completed September 30, 2014)
Poop From A Peanut (Completed October 2013)
Minions From Medicine (Completed June 2013)
Snail From Your Fingertips (Completed June 2013)
Dancing Peanuts or Ants (Completed May 2013)
Love From A Monster (Completed April 2013)
Hedgehog From A Lab Rat (Completed April 2013)