Rustling up a quick hat for Sibling Hand for Christmas. It's in some luscious Blue Sky Alpacas Suri Merino. Two skeins of this appeared in the Get Knitted bargain bucket (a very long time ago) but April snapped them up before I could get there. She promised that she would sell them to me if she hadn't touched them in a year, and they duly passed my way.
It's deliciously soft but knitting up slightly fluffier than I anticipated.
Also, this is six repeats and the pattern calls for nine before decreasing.
I think nine might be excessive.