But it is done.
I bought two good magazines yesterday; the first issue of The Knitter and the 6th or 7th issue of Yarn Forward. Both are UK magazines, so they are a bit pricey, but they both have nice patterns...advanced ones but not impossibly so, made with nice yarns. Yarn Forward even gives you 'cheap' and 'expensive' alternatives for the yarn, which is terrific.
Mini Mochi update: another knot found, with the color pattern reversed again. I'll have enough for a sock but just barely.