I wrote a short post about how I had been playing around with this technque, posted a photo of a scarf I had made, showing its reversability, and explained that I had been working on a scarf pattern that I hoped to publish soon.
|The photo I posted in the Ravelry forum|
Anyway, Joan showed a kind interest in the technique I had discovered. She even suggested that, if I were going to the Black Sheep Gathering in Eugene in June, that she would like to meet with me. My husband and I have never made it down to the BSG, but it seemed worth trying to get down there to meet Joan...so we made plans to meet her.
Joan was just as friendly and interesting in person as she is online. I gave her a copy of my newly-published pattern, and showed her how to make a small swatch using the Double Garter Stripes technique. We had a lively conversation about technique, and I asked her for counsel concerning my pattern. All in all, it was a great visit, and I feel like I have made a new friend!
Thank you, Joan, for your kind interest in the technique, and for suggesting that we meet. I'm so glad we did! I had my husband commemorate the event with a photo.