Want free yarn? Want to give your opinion on the latest and greatest? Are you reliable and a quick knitter? Then you might be interested in being a test knitter and reviewer for Simply Socks Yarn Company!
I receive many yarn samples a month from large companies and small dyers, and I don't have time to knit them all myself. But for the past three years, a small team of you all have helped me out by knitting quickly and giving written reviews of what you've tried. It's time to choose a new team, and even if you've been a test knitter before, you're welcome to re-apply.
I'll likely get many responses to this, so if you don't get a response or aren't chosen, please don't feel bad. Last time, I got nearly 100 responses and chose five. If you'd like to be considered, send an e-mail titled "Test Knitter" to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following info, and I'll send back the detail document so you can decide if you'd like to take part. In this e-mail include:
1. Your name and your mailing address (yes, you are welcome to participate even if you are outside the US!)
2. A direct link to your project page on Ravelry OR two images of recent finished socks. If I have to click around or scroll around to see images, you don't be included. I just don't have that kind of time right now, so please make it easy for me.
3. Your blog address/website, if you have one.
I'm looking for quick, reliable knitters who are able to keep the details secret- no posting on Ravelry or a blog or Facebook about what you're knitting (usually it will come unlabeled anyway). You'll receive yarn a few times a year and while I need a quite turnaround, you can always turn down a project if you are having a busy time in your life. While you definitely don't have to be an award-winning writer to help me, please know that you'll need to write up a thorough review (I'll give an outline to you) and take good photos of the finished project. There is no compensation for helping out, other than the free yarn that you will be testing/reviewing, and big thanks from the sock knitters who read your review on the blog and depend on it to know if that yarn is for them. And a big hug should you ever visit the store in person!