Hello everyone out there in cyberland ... and you know who you are!
I'm showing off the second of my testers' finished projects. The design: the Earhart Stole. The tester: a Ravelry friend from the 12 Shawls Forever group, Joan. We've known each other from that Ravelry group for the last three years, and I was surprised to learn that this is the first design she's ever tested. I was thrilled and honored that she said yes! That's Joan, though. She's also made one of my crochet designs, which I was thrilled to bits to see her make. Joan is an impeccable, accomplished knitter, and her feedback on this pattern was invaluable.
She worked hers up in MadelineTosh Sport and while the color is a little washed in the left-hand shot, you can still see the wonderful stitch definition and that great, squoishy cable. Joan likened the cable to a river, thus the mention in this entry's title.
Joan and I also share a love of cats. At first I didn't want glamour shots of her stole with her kitty (which I've dubbed Ms. Fifi), but I changed my mind. This cat just loves to sit on all of Joan's shawl and stole projects. Joan's projects with her cat sitting atop them have become the norm, so I just decided to go with it.
I hope that Joan is getting good wear out of her stole. This colorway is wonderful ... with or without kitty.
Until next time ...