I subscribe to Vogue knitting and I agree, that poncho is just beautiful.
I will warn you however, if you've never knit anything from vogue be prepared. Some say it's best to wait a few months after it's issued then check the corrections page of the website! I knit the most beaustiful cabled tunic that may have given me my first grey hair and taken a few years off my life due to stress.
I've never seen patterns so poorly written, with so many errors. Including way UNDERestimating the amount of yarn needed to complete.
That being said, when my subscription runs out....i'm totally re-newing it.
As for your Grandson, maybe he just needs a little love. Divorce can be hard on little ones.