Thanks, Sue! Perhaps I oughta ask to join the yahoo group. Last night, I read the pattern. It seems very simple, and I wonder if it's deceptively so.
Also, your links show at least some people using acrylic blend yarns. :?
I'd like to use a variegated because I'm intimidated by the thought of using more than one individual color, as the pattern doesn't include instructions for that. I'm not confident enough to figure it out for myself.