The Pound Cake scarf kit at Knitting Garden is out of stock and back-ordered. They tell me they'll be getting more in within a week or so. (Delayed gratification #1)
The yarn I ordered for the Berroco Bora Bora scarf -- the Optik "Peacock" # 4930 -- is discontinued. I got an email from the folks I originally ordered it from, saying they were out of stock but would look around for me. I don't hold out much hope. (Delayed gratification #2)
However, after some fierce Googling and many inquiries, I think I have found and purchased the one and only remaining hank of Optik Peacock in all of yarndom. It is a precious thing, indeed.
(Semi-instant Gratification #1)
It came last week by mail.
Here it is after I wound it into a ball:
I was so excited after receiving it, along with the Berroco Crystal FX "Caribe" I bought off ebay:
that I couldn't resist "cheating" on my other WIP's and starting to knit up my version of "Bora Bora".
(Semi-instant Gratification #2)
Here 'tis, so far:
And a close-up of the purty knitting:
12 stitches cast on US size 15 needles. Carry both yarns together. Knit every row.