I hate it when I knit something up so awesome as a gift. It makes it very difficult to gift them! I really, really, really wanted to keep this for myself. I could knit up another one for me but I bought the last 2 balls of yarn in this colourway from the store. Actually last 2 balls of this kind of yarn...so I can't make this for me. Yet. I'll keep looking for some more of this wool to make myself one. This knit up quick and the pattern is dead simple. I used Noro Hitsuji 100% wool and a 9mm needle on January 16th and 17th, 2012.