She asked for photos and of course I obliged. Look at that tongue.
and those blue eyes.
I finally got a little smile...which I thought might even turn into a laugh.
...and a few minutes later playtime was over.
And one last chapter in the sample knitting saga. Early this morning I wove in all the ends and steam-blocked the seams. I tried it on and it fits beautifully (whew!) Then I shared a quick photo with the designer and here's what she wrote back.
I feel better about the whole experience already :-)