Why? Not because of how far I've gotten on my Fir Cone, though I am pleased. But because I've tied on the second (smaller) ball of yarn having just finished my 15th pattern repeat. There are 68 grams of yarn left. I'm using only about 9 grams per repeat, so this means I have enough — more than enough — to finish. Probably didn't even need to cut down on the borders — but that's okay. I can always make it a repeat longer if I want.
On the right: yarn barf. Not a pretty sight.
— but it's very soft yarn barf. 100% alpaca is yummy. Now I just have to figure out which of these size 6/0 beads (from Fire Mountain Gems, a great source) looks best on this yarn, so I can make Seaside, from the new MagKnits, for a friend of mine in a cold climate.
I'm going to finish Fir Cone before I start, though. Honest.