OK - so I'm hooked; so that doesn't mean that every day during the beginning of the summer doldrums I should have to buy a new pattern just because this wonderful designer is having a summer sale (ends 5/30) on her downloadable patterns.
It also doesn't mean that I have to go out and find new yarn just because I have nothing better to do here in the Big Apple. But this pattern really called to me; and, since Instant Gratification might just be my middle name, I headed down the block to Knitty City ... mirabile dictu, they were open TODAY (Memorial Day) - good girl, Pearl!
Since I needed a laceweight yarn that approximated 500m per 50g, and I had one ball of this,
which doubled (meaning I needed about 2 more balls) would give me the hopefully correct yardage for the poncho,
and of course, there were its identical twins just waiting for me...
and then, I saw some more,
which I HAD to spring for (don't ask...)
so, my question to you, is:
I'll swatch BOTH and see which makes me happier.
ps another kittypic from the Coco archives ... she's gotten so big that I really cannot tell her apart from her aunt Kiki!