I don't usually wear ponchos, but I kept watching and watching all the different listings (this seller had) there is this one and also a cream solid colored one selling for even cheaper $3.99 for BIN) and I decided I had to see this for myself. I bought it-it had a BIN for $5.99 and bid started at $3.99. Shipping was $4.80 for this item and actual cost was $2.42 first class mail. Plain manilla envelope with computer generated return address label. Yes, I "googled" them and came up blank-I will try a reverse directory lookup because I am nosy as heck and want to know if it's a store or a home based business-I just want to know. Edited: Okay, it's a home address, 3 bedroom built in 1996 in Redding, CA-all the info I could get.
Anyway, it came in today. The workmanship was perfect-even the color change was perfect and done well. The little things, like a neck tassel was perfect. I inspected it thoroughly. The yarn was sumptious-definitely alpaca, I can see the little hairs and it's soft as can be and very warm and I believe it's mixed with a cotton. From the looks of the fringe and tassels, it was a fingering weight yarn that they tripled up for the body. Now, again, I am not a poncho wearing gal and yes, I know they are going out or are out, although my mom loves them, so I'll probably give this to her.
Excuse the picture of me-taken by Elena and it came out okay for a six year old kid and only 3 tries-now how I look, no excuse. Anyway, I am not saying, run buy one, it's a deal-it was just something I had to see for myself. See, I did a search because I had a couple kids ponchos I made and decided to sell-I made them for Elena, she never wore them. I did an ebay search to see what handmade items were selling for and what they sold for-let's just say, ebay is not a place to sell handmade items, and stumbled upon this.