I waited too late to start subscribing to Pom Pom. I bought issues 3 and 4 to try it out. When I saw the quality of the print, illustrations, and patterns, I subscribed and snagged issue 2 at the same time. Issue 1, however, was already sold out.
I did try the websites of the American stockists on the Pom Pom website, to no avail. I figured I'd just have to wait a few years and maybe one would show up in a book de-stash on Ravelry.
Then I read Lori's blog post about completing her collection and decided to follow her example by emailing every, single shop on the stockists list to see if they had a stray copy. I was amazed that they all responded. They all said no; but, hey, they took the time to respond!
I took it a step further and ravelry messaged Lori to see where she'd found issue 1 and she happily gave me the name of the shop. I decided to try calling them and found that they did have at least one copy.
Within a few days it was on my book shelf, crammed in next to all of the other craft books that make the shelf sag. Yeah, I needed more stuff.
My first knits from the collection will be the Riverine Pullover ,by Andi Satterlund, and Ananas Comosus, by Sarah Garry, which I'm knitting very soon. But I have Garland and Waterlily, queued up, too.
It's not a big deal, just a little happy thing that happened with the help of generous people (Thank you, Lori!) and it lifted my spirits.